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EPRA's Work Programme for 2016 adopted

posted on 12 February, 2016   (public)

EPRA's Work Programme for 2016 adopted
 

Further to a large consultation, the EPRA Executive Board approved the final Work Programme on 4 February in Zagreb. EPRA’s annual WP aims to enhance transparency for members and external stakeholders of EPRA’s priorities and work for 2016.

The Board has reflected on the suggestions collected through the call for topics and integrated them in the work programme, balancing out the interests and concerns of regulators from small and big markets, from EU and non-EU.

The Board has also considered the complementarity with the activities of other networks, such as ERGA, and has aimed to avoid overlap while building on specificities and making best use of synergies. With this in mind, the current programme is built on what the Board believes to be EPRA’s main strengths, namely a mix of:

- future-oriented discussions to raise the awareness of regulators of emerging issues and regulatory challenges;

- exchange of experience and best practices concerning internal processes relating to the governance, the functioning and the daily operations of media regulatory authorities.

 


  • For the Plenary Sessions, we will look at the future of free-to-view television after the recent outcome of the WRC-15 (Plenary 1), and share success stories and failures with regard to Compliance & Enforcement (Plenary 2).
     
  • For the Yearly Working groups, we will address the “hot topic” of the moment in many jurisdictions (WG1 Media in Times of Crisis), as well as  “EPRA evergreens”, i.e. topics of continued relevance for our membership around protection of minors and editorial content (WG2 Case Studies in Editorial Content Regulation).
     
  • The ad-hoc groups will focus on two emerging topics, namely audiovisual platforms and data protection.


The 52 regulatory authorities which are members of EPRA will meet twice this year in Barcelona on 25-27 May 2016, at the invitation of the Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) and in Yerevan on 19-21 October 2016 at the invitation of the Armenian National Commission on TV and Radio.

Source:  EPRA Secretariat

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