Media4Europe Summit: Towards a healthy news media sector | March 2021


In March 2021, the Media4Europe Summit gathered 200 media professionals, key policymakers and publishers,  around the theme “Towards a healthy news media sector” (programme).

The event was also the official launch of the second edition of the Stars4Media innovation exchange programme, and served as policy background for a strategy study on content sharing across borders.

The main takeaways are:

  1. Policy initiatives can rebalance the information ecosystem, therefore business models, hence media independence
  2. Practical solutions exist to accelerate media innovation and they can be leveraged
  3. Collaboration within the media sector is crucial: across disciplines, organisations and countries
  4. Strong private and public media are required, with synergies between EU funding, private funding, and philanthropic support for sustainable journalism

Learn more here: summary of the event.

The EURACTIV article covering this event is available here: European Commission pledges support for struggling media sector.