The Executive Board approved EPRA's Work Programme for 2022 on 28 January. The endorsement took place after a round of consultation with EPRA members and integrates the input collected from the membership.
The Work Programme follows the same key principles as the past year - a flexible approach with broad themes and flexible discussion formats. The Work Programme focuses on three themes, treated through a variety of angles, formats and outputs. All three themes examine whether the traditional regulatory approaches, tools, methodologies and internal work processes of the media regulators are fit for purpose in the online environment and if they require some rethinking.
EPRA looks very much forward to combining the best of the offline and online worlds, by resuming in-person meetings and continuing with the dedicated online groups launched in 2021 to support informal discussions and the exchange of best practices and experience on issues at the core of media NRAs concerns: media and information literacy (“EMIL”), artificial intelligence (“AI Roundtables”) and the regulation of video-sharing platforms (“VSP regulation”).
EPRA's themes for 2022:
Furthering cooperation partnerships
2022 marks the beginning of a wider cooperation scheme between EPRA and the University of Vienna Comms Policy Collaborative (CPC). This cooperation will be greatly beneficial to both parties, with EPRA members benefitting from the CPC research, and encouraging an evidence-based approach to regulation.
Collaboration will also take place with other academic partners on specific projects and with the European Audiovisual Observatory.
The Board is open to relevant opportunities for cooperation with new partners, be it from the industry, academia or civil society.