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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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In the frame of a series of interviews conducted for his book “Rebranding Europe”, Stavros Papagianneas interviewed Christophe Leclercq, Founder of EurActiv in October 2016. The book was published by Academic & Scientific Publishers and can be obtained on the ASP website. It will also be available in book stores from March 15, and on… » read more

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Photo [Flickr/Spinelli Group]   The following article was selected among the best from Christophe Leclercq’s seminar “EU Reporting on Expert Debates”, which he teaches at ULB together with Director of theInstitute for European Studies Ramona Coman. The course is part of the The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS).   Last 28th October, the… » read more

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  The following article was selected among the best from Christophe Leclercq’s seminar “EU Reporting on Expert Debates”, which he teaches at ULB together with Director of the Institute for European Studies Ramona Coman. The course is part of the The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS).   On October 19, 2016, on the… » read more

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Photo [Frederico07/Wikipedia]   Domenico Lenarduzzi is former Director General of DG EAC at the European Commission and initiator of the Erasmus programme. When asked to comment on the Erasmus4media initiative, he released the following statement:   The initial ERASMUS programme was set-up 30 years ago, as I was in charge. It has been diversifying in… » read more

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The #Media4EU research has triggered a pilot project for professionals in the media sector:   #Erasmus4media or #ErasMedia for young “rising stars”. Erasmus4media could be launched soon, under clear media guidance TARGET: For young professionals from both the editorial, social media and commercial sides, with solid experience in their media organisation and a promising future… » read more

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Photo [Casa África/ Flickr]   Lola Huete Machado is director of Planeta Futuro, a specialised website of El Paìs. The leading Spanish-speaking media publishes from eight countries in four languages, and tries to diversify its revenue model. This interview was conducted by Christophe Leclercq, founder of EurActiv, for the #Media4EU editorial series.   In the… » 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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This is a blog post of the #Media4EU Tour d’Europe series. Read the project outline, timetable and deliverables here, and the first updates here.   The #Media4EU Tour d’Europe project will gather perspectives from some of the most experienced actors in the European media sector to investigate how national media can cooperate across borders in… » read more

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Ever scared by conference proceedings? Looking for novel nuggets, not the process details? Conveying conclusions and satisfying readers need not take much time. Focus: This short ‘check list’ is meant to increase the impact of conference reporting. Notably for advanced students at ULB’s Institut d’études européennes, including the MEUS (Executive Certificate in European Studies) course… » 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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A short story about unintended consequences in European politics. Set two years from now, after a close ‘no’ to the EU All fictional. Well, not quite… (Do spot how 12 key politicians may change jobs… David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn, Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel, Ursula Van der Leyen, Alain Juppé,… » 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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You can also see the French version of this blog post here. EurActiv: innovate with Média 2015 has been a record-setting year for both user traffic to our content and sales to our business. Fuelled by strong coverage of key events in 2015 (euro instability, terror attacks, migration flows, etc.) and related policy debates, and… » read more

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