Enhancing a pluralistic European media sector
The event will address the role of the Convention in shaping a thriving and pluralistic European media sector. Emphasis will be put on innovative programmes and initiatives contributing to societies’ democratic systems and diversity of cultural expressions; it will also address access to platforms and key conditions for diversity of expressions and a pluralistic market in a global, digital environment. Such an angle will fit the EU policy agenda, as the EC Digital Single Market strategy was unveiled in May 2015, the REFIT exercise on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS) will be starting during the second half of this year and trade negotiations with the US (TTIP) and other partners (TiSA, EU-Japan mainly) are progressing. Expected attendance is made up of European institutions representatives, Member States delegates, academics and experts.