Our goals and activities
- Support a healthy media sector by fostering a more proactive EU media policy
- Advocate for media independence, media pluralism and language diversity
- Support media improving EU policy coverage at a national and local level
- Promote media innovation projects for media and related stakeholders
- Provide analysis and facilitate a dialogue between media professionals and EU stakeholders
- Promote debates and the sharing of best practices through conferences, training programmes and workshops
- Implement projects fostering media sector’s innovation and skills, such as the Stars4Media exchange and training programme for media professionals.
- Communicate relevant news on Europe’s media via a monthly newsletter
Our financial structure
Our think-and-do-tank has diversified sources of income, majority coming from the EU funds for media innovation and training.
As of November 2021, MediaLab is delivering a Media innovation feasibility – EU Strategy study on content-sharing European platform(s) together with consortia partners of PWC Italy, Carsa, KU Leuven (Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven (Centre for IT and IP Law) and Intellera Consulting. This study is funded by the European Commission
The Stars4Media innovation exchange programme is supporting collaborative initiatives developed by at least two media organisations from two different EU countries. Stars4Media Second Edition is the continuation of the first European innovation exchange programme for media professionals to accelerate innovation and cross-border cooperation.EP pilot project funded by the European commission the programme is delivered by the team composed of a Consortium of four partners: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – the project coordinator; Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV) – the project initiator; the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Stars4Media is co-funded by the European Commission (grant agreement number: LC-01590082).
MediaLab’s Costs mainly include salaries and associated charges, rent, depreciation and utility charges, communications as well as other routine office administration expenses. The complete annual accounts of Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV) are filed with the Belgian Central Bank, as required under Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV) statutes (2020 Annual Accounts: summary since 2015).
Christophe Leclercq, Chairman
Founder of EURACTIV media network and executive chairman of Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV), he is also an adviser and commentator, former DG Competition official and McKinsey consultant. He speaks and comments in EN, FR, DE about several topics, such as public affairs, media policy, and languages. @LeclercqEU
Anamaria Corca, Stars4Media Programmes Director
Anamaria is in charge of Europe Media Lab’s media innovation projects, implemented with consortium partners, see notably: Stars4media NEWS and Stars4media FACTCHECKING (EAST) . She has over 12 years of experience in public affairs, communications and business development at EU level. She has won several awards for her work in integrated campaigns for their creativity and impact. Languages: EN, FR, ES, RO (native). firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Bianconi, Partnership Manager
Claudia Bianconi is Partnership Manager at Europe’s MediaLab. She is in charge of consolidating and developing the network’s partners and sponsors for Stars4Media. Business innovative media projects will benefit from Public and Private funds. email@example.com
Marina Chaparro, Communications
Marina Chaparro supports the communications at Europe’s MediaLab. She is in charge of both internal and external communications. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org