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)
EU Journalism Fellowship 2011-2013
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