The Stars4Media consortium partners (second edition and NEWS combined) are proud to present the upcoming #Media4Europe Conference scheduled for 12 May. The event will focus on Stars4Media as key for media transformation and democracy. 

Structured in two parts, the Conference will look towards the next phase of the programme called Stars4Media NEWS. Furthermore,it will also serve as an occasion to award the most successful second edition innovations.

The event is part of the #Media4Europe series of events. These are opportunities to foster discussion about the European media sector, continuing the conversations from the last #Media4Europe event that took place inOctober 2021.

The Conference will take place in a hybrid format at the EURACTIV Brussels offices and online, focusing on:

  • Sustainability of Stars4Media Second Edition innovation 
  • Business and newsroom transformation enabled by the Stars4Media NEWS
  • Opportunities for East-West cooperation 

The event will be moderated by Christophe Leclercq, Chairman of Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV), and there will be a short Q&A session with the participants. A highlight video summarising the debate and the speakers’ interventions will be promoted after the event. The Conference will also be an opportunity to meet media and tech professionals who benefitted from the Stars4Media second edition and discover more about their ideas.  



10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and intro

10:30 – 11:30 Way forward: Stars4Media NEWS 

Panel discussion on the business transformation of news media:

  • policy makers to discuss the situation of media in 2022 *: EU Commission? (preferably female)
  •  involving strategy and transformation coaches: 
  • (preferably female: which?  Insights about Stars4Media Call for project: by jury chair?***
  • Introduction & moderation: Christophe?

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 12:30 Award ceremony for Stars4Media 2nd edition

Explain the award criteria + presenting the winners + jury appreciation

12:30 – 14:00 Networking lunch followed by community interactive session for beneficiaries only

14:00 – 16:30 Discussion presentation of Stars4Media NEWS opportunities, in two parallel tracks (not hybrid, to avoid slowing down): a) In-person  b) open Zoom