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Ongoing projects


The Stars4Media exchange and training programme for young media professionals (2-10 years of media experience), aims at building key skills for young media professionals, test ideas and initiatives, and develop sustainable business models.
Stars4Media is accelerating innovation through skill-building activities between media outlets with common interest. This project is reinforcing key skills around trust and data for media, for example: use of social media, video pitch, reporting techniques, online advertising.

Europe's media lab & Media4Europe

Europe’s Media Lab #Media4Democracy was a series of events designed to enrich the conversation on the sector’s needs at EU level among media professionals, media stakeholders and policy makers.

The Media4Europe conference is the opportunity to develop policy and solutions for a healthy and balanced media ecosystem, in line with the priorities of the current Commission: Democracy and Digital (October 2020, in Brussels).



Through the #Media4EU research and editorial  project, we interviewed more than 30 media experts from six countries, to discuss the parallel between the crises facing the sector and those facing Europe itself, as well as ways to foster better cooperation: EURACTIV Special Report #Media4EU: Can innovation beat the crises facing the EU and media?  The #Media4EU initiative was developed with the Université Libre de Bruxelles – Institut d’Études Européennes.

Read our 2019 activity report here  and stay updated on our next events.

Past projects

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

Our achievements

  • 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

We are accountable

Strengthening fact checking and monitoring capacity on disinformation.

We engage in dialogue

Supporting cross-border mobility, dialogue, and media pluralism.

We test ideas

We encourage, exchange, and discuss new ideas and creative thinking.