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  On 3rd May, during World Press Freedom Day, BOZAR, I-Minds, ULB & VUB and many supporters including EurActiv organized a major event: Difference Day. It was successful and is likely to be repeated in 2016. Notably, a ‘Europe’ panel took place (see programme). I was one of the speakers, alongside VDI Nachrichten & Die… » read more

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I am currently in Latvia for the 3-day Multilingual Digital Single Market #RigaSummit2015 and was asked to present EurActiv’s experiences as a multilingual media in the Empowering Multilingual Content, Media, and Data Economy plenary session. Check out my presentation here :  

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Chers ami(e)s et partenaires d’EurActiv, L’année 2015 commence bien pour vous? Nous sortons d’une année politique de renouvellement européen des dirigeants et des priorités. C’est maintenant le temps des législations débattues et des actions mises en œuvre dans les pays. Le réseau EurActiv en 12 langues y prendra toute sa part, depuis 12 capitales. Nous… » read more

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Téléchargez une copie du “papier jaune” en PDF. ORIGINES & PROCESSUS : RAPPORT RÉALISÉE PAR PROFESSIONNELS DES MÉDIAS AU COURS DES 18 DERNIERS MOIS Les médias font face à une double crise, économique et numérique. Un groupe de travail[1], composé de journalistes, d’éditeurs, et d’autres experts des médias, a étudié le paysage médiatique européen et ses… » read more

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The media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. A working group  of journalists, publishers and other media experts have studied the European media landscape, including many past failures at EU level. The Association of European Journalists, present in many countries, asked Christophe Leclercq to chair this group. A Draft paper was prepared and circulated in… » read more

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The Innovation Summit hosted by the European Parliament on 17-20 November reviewed policies under the headline ‘a mandate for innovation’. The MEP-led organiser, K4I (Knowledge for Innovation), gathered 4 Commissioner, including for example the one for research , many MEPs including several committee chairs, and a large number of corporate and association representatives. Below are… » read more

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Knowledge for Innovation, an MEP-led association, organized its 6th Innovation Summit this week, in partnership with several organisations including EurActiv, which covered several sessions, and moderated the conclusions (separate post). The timing was good: just after the start of the Jucker Commission and before Mr Tusk arrives: which I addressed in an Opinion piece. Having… » read more

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The translation community had an stimulating day, which I addressed in a keynote from the viewpoint of users and media. Overall: yes, innovations work and are being rolled-out. Background on the #TranslatingEurope Forum and my intervention This is the first of a new series,  organised the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation, for an audience of… » read more

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Sharing best practices is constructive and stimulating. Plus competition leads to continuous improvements. I welcome new attempts, see for example: RT @LeclercqEU: #Springer (Bild’) & Politico (US): bienvenue a BXL! Contrer le populisme, pas renforcer… #Media4EU http://t.co/DnvAne8N6T — Christophe Leclercq (@LeclercqEU) September 10, 2014 This cooperative approach builds on interactions in many relevant circles. EurActiv… » read more

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Axel Springer (‘Bild’ and others, beyond Germany), and Politico (chiefly Washington, also NY) will jointly launch a media, covering Europe, probably branching out of Brussels. This was reported in the NYTimes this week, then commented in the Columbia Journalism Review: “You would need a strong profile and be able to show readers what they would… » read more

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The debates between ‘Spitzenkandidaten’ coloured the EP electoral campaign. EurActiv participated in this initiative as a media partner of each event and coverages the election campaigns in 10 languages. Ultimately, the European parties won the day. In the face of tremendous challenges and under pressure from Eurosceptics, the powerbrokers showed great responsibility in forming a… » read more

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Les débats entre  Spitzenkandidaten ont marqué la campagne électorale. EurActiv a participé à cette nouveauté, comme partenaire média de chaque évènement, et en couvrant les campagnes. De fait, les partis européens ont réussi. Faiseurs de rois, ils font preuve de responsabilité, obligés par l’ampleur des défis et la pression des eurosceptiques. C’est donc une coalition qui dirigera nos institutions durant cinq ans. Après les… » read more

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J’ai assisté à la remise du titre de chevalier à une haute fonctionnaire française, maintenant diplomate. La motivation derrière sa carrière, l’engagement qu’elle exprime, m’ont amené à lui proposer de republier ici son propre discours. En voici les extraits essentiels. Christophe @LeclercqEU   “Extrait d’un discours prononcé le 16 mai 2014 à l’occasion de la… » read more