Our Projects

Our future priorities

The Stars4Media innovation exchange programme is supporting collaborative initiatives developed by at least two media organisations from two different EU countries.

Stars4Media NEWS is the continuation of the first European innovation exchange programme for media professionals to accelerate innovation and cross-border cooperation.

Europe’s MediaLab as initiator and its consortium leader IDATE DigiWorld – plus three consultants – are carrying out a feasibility study for the European digital distribution of curated content, especially news and quality media content.

The Media4Europe series of events are the opportunity to develop policy and solutions for a healthy and balanced media ecosystem.


Through the #Media4EU research project developed with the Université Libre de Bruxelles Institut d’Études Européennes, we interviewed 30 media experts from 6 countries, to discuss the crises facing the media sector and how to foster better cooperation: EURACTIV Special Report #Media4EU: Can innovation beat the crises facing the EU and media? (2017)

Read our 2020 activity report here  and stay updated on our next events.

Past projects

Our achievements

EU Journalism Fellowship 2011-2013

38 young journalists working in a dozen different European media received a one-week induction seminar and a five-week on-the-job training on EU reporting for three different media in Brussels (EURACTIV, DPA Agency, Radio France). This project was implemented thanks to the support of key foundations, such as the Robert Bosch Stiftung (2011-2013), Open Society Foundation (2012) and Fondation Hippocrène (2013).

In particular, the programme was designed to provide independent quality journalism across Europe, aiming for ‘up and coming’ young journalists to gain experience in EU policies and online media. The main objectives of the training were to:

  • Understand the policy making process in the institutions
  • Learn the tools to cover EU affairs from outside Brussels
  • Create a network in Brussels
  • Learn to find a local angle to an EU story

Other milestones include:

  • Together with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF): development of French-language coverage around Europe
  • Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: boosting Europe coverage of development policy in three languages