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Terrorism wont divide us. Brexit will. Britons your country needs EU. Sharon Leclercq-Spooner   While EURACTIV covered the Rome and London marches, let me add a personal touch. My British wife and I were…separated: I was at the first event, also to attend a number of NGO events and to talk about Eramus4media She of… » read more

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The Commission’s ‘White Paper on the Future of Europe’, prepared since September at least, is quite disappointing. Perhaps intentionally? And it’s only the beginning of a process, let’s look at the debate method and some practical initiatives. Granted, opening a debate on 5 clearly different scenarios is good. This is a cross-road sketch rather than… » read more

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Photo [Flickr/ Raffaele Pizzari] Maria Pia Rossignaud is a “digital explorer”, heading the trade publication Media Duemila and Vice-President of the TuttiMedia Institute, gathering press and internet professionals. She talked with Christophe Leclercq, founder of EurActiv, as part of the Media4EU series, about populism, education by and for the media, and what the EU should… » read more

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  Guten Abend, Meine Damen und Herren, Chers amis, Chères amies, chers partenaires, On change de langue, aussi pour rappeler que nous sommes multilingues et européens. Plus que jamais, alors que Londres et Washington s’éloignent de nous. Malheureusement! En fait, le réseau EurActiv est fondé sur 5 valeurs principales: Donc, d’abord les langues, et ensuite:… » read more

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Jean Brousse [Tendance Institut/ Flickr] Jean Brousse est administrateur du groupe « Centre France » (comprenant une douzaine de titres régionaux) et co-initiateur de l’étude « France créative ». Il a parlé avec Christophe Leclercq dans le cadre de la série #Media4EU. Pour lui, les échanges entre médias sont nécessaires, ils devraient passer du niveau… » read more

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. This blog post belongs to the #Media4EU Tour d’Europe series. Read the project outline, timetable and deliverables here, and the list of its steering committee here. Fondation EurActiv and the Institut d’Études Européennes (ULB) are initiating the ‘Media4EU Tour d’Europe’ project. This will gather perspectives from top quality media in Europe and propose initiatives… » read more

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This blog post belongs to the #Media4EU Tour d’Europe series. Read the project outline, timetable and deliverables here, and the first updates here.   ‘Don’t ask what the media can do for EU, but think what Europe and media could do together’ “The EU never handled the media like a normal economic sector. Rather: regulating… » read more

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At press conferences debriefing today’s EU27 Summit, the French and German leaders differed by more than nuances. Here are straight quotes, to avoid translation losses: – Francois Hollande stated: ‘Ce mandat [exit negotiations] sera exercé par le Conseil, avec l’appui de la Commission européenne, et celui du Parlement car c’est l’émanation, aussi, de la légitimité… » read more

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  The European Commission’s DG CONNECT consults stakeholders with a survey on the Future of Media for the new H2020 Work Programme. EurActiv among others contributed, and provides summary of its answers. You are welcome to comment here publicly – adding a link to your view – or in person.     Online publishing has… » read more

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Vous pouvez également trouver ce blog post en anglais ici.   EurActiv : innovate with Média 2015 a été une année record, à la fois en terme de nombre de lecteurs et de ventes. La couverture solide des principaux événements de 2015 (l’instabilité de l’euro, les attentats, l’immigration, etc.) a été renforcée par la nouvelle… » read more

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  On Wednesday, November 18, I was honoured to be at the head table of this award ceremony. Indeed, EurActiv was a media partner of the EU web awards 2015. I liked the way Daniela Vincenti, our Editor-in-chief, handed one of the awards, and added, tongue-in-cheek: ‘EurActiv has many award-winning journalists, it’s time we give… » read more

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‘Mass for Europe’: this traditional Catholic ceremony kicks off a new ‘school year’ for EU institutions, and I attended it for the first time. Mainly EU officials participate, plus a few dignitaries like MEPs and the Luxembourg royals (current EU presidency).And of course bishops, priests, and the organising staff of COMECE (Commision des Conferences d’Eveques… » read more

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  Tokyo’s publishing empire will purchase Europe’s largest business newspaper (and its sister publication The Economist is also up to sale) . Is this ‘business as usual’, or does the pink newspaper matter for Europe? My view in short: This is not good news for Europe, lose one more media brand to a foreign owner.… » read more

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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. I was one of the speakers, alongside VDI Nachrichten & Die Welt correspondent… » 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 : [embeddoc url=”http://euroman.blogactiv.eu/files/2015/04/Presentation_Christophe_LECLERCQ__MultilingualDigitalSingleMarket_Riga_Summit_4_28-04-2015-FINAL.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]  

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Last month, Fondation EurActiv released its ‘Yellow Overview’ with 6 recommendations for independent and sustainable media in Europe at an event gathering 120+ policy-makers, stakeholders and media representatives in the European Parliament. (You can read more on this here, and in my previous #Media4EU blog posts.) Call for a High Level Group for a healthy… » read more

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The pan-European student organization had a conference in Burgos, Spain, on 18 to 21 February 2015. It again chose a visionary topic, and asked me for an opening statement, below. “Buenos dias, bonjour! Europe and Russia: Today’s challenge from a youth perspective. What a great topic! 1) Congratulations for gathering so many people and so… » read more

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