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:
- Policy initiatives can rebalance the information ecosystem, therefore business models, hence media independence
- Practical solutions exist to accelerate media innovation and they can be leveraged
- Collaboration within the media sector is crucial: across disciplines, organisations and countries
- 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.