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
Marc Sundermann, Senior Fellow and Director
He has worked for Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA since January 2012, when he joined the Bertelsmann Brussels Liasion Office. In 2018 he became Senior Vice President Government Relations (until February 2020). Previously, he was senior legal counsel for Europe at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Giulia Andretta, Communications Executive
She joined Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV) in 2019 as Policy and Advocacy Assistant, then Communications Executive. Previously, she worked at the Italian Culture Institute in Copenhagen. She holds a master’s degree in law and she is currently specialising in Communications, Institutional Relations and Lobby. email@example.com
Antonia Loncar, Senior Communications and Project Manager
Antonia Loncar is a communication professional working in the field of EU communications since 2013, specialised in EU project management, strategic communication and content development for web and social media. Native Croatian, she speaks fluent English, Spanish and Italian, and is currently learning French. +32 (0)2 788 3680 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV) is guided by an Orientation Committee and an Advisory Council composed of trusted media and policy experts:
• 10 Board Members: list as of May 2021
• 50 Advisory Council members: list as of October 2018
• 27 Orientation Committee members: list as of October 2018