Tuesday 4 June 2019 18:30
European Parliament – Members’ Salon


Sound democracies need healthy media. The new EU mandate after these elections will show this. The role of media in a changing society is crucial for our democracies, now more than ever. Yet, the sector faces continues threats on a daily basis, from fake news to mistrust. Are policymakers and the media sector adapting and facing these constantly evolving threats? 


Fondation EURACTIV, in cooperation with EU40 and Frank Schwalba-Hoth, is organising a networking event for MEPs in order to raise awareness on the central strategic role media policy will play in the new Parliament.


Welcoming words given by hosting MEP (Franc BOGOVIČ – EPP, SL [tbc])
Few words on #Media4Democracy by Christophe Leclercq, founder of EURACTIV Media Network and Fondation EURACTIV
Awards for outstanding MEPs who worked on media issues:


Ricardo Gutierrez, European Federation of Journalists President

Jean-Marie Cavada, former Chair of the EP media intergroup 2009-2014

Video coverage, interviews with attending MEPs and pictures

This event is designed in the framework of the Europe’s Media Lab process: a series of events designed to enrich the conversation on the media sector’s

needs among media professionals and policymakers.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event,

Christophe Leclercq, Frank Schwalba-Hoth, and Adam Mouchtar (EU40)