EPRA-CERRE joint Seminar: Media Regulation for a New Landscape

posted on 07 November, 2014   (public)

EPRA-CERRE joint Seminar: Media Regulation for a New Landscape

EPRA is jointly organising an Executive Seminar with CERRE, the Centre on Regulation in Europe, on 13 November 2014 from 9:00 to 13:00 in Brussels entitled "Audio-visual Media: What Regulation for a New Landscape?".

In the wake of the European Commission's Green Paper on Convergence and the announced REFIT exercise of the AVMS Directive, the seminar will explore key regulatory and strategic issues for players and regulators in the age of convergence. Institutional issues, such as the independence, accountability and the governance of NRAs, will also be addressed. An in-depth introductory discussion paper prepared by Professor Pierre Larouche, Joint Academic Director at CERRE & Professor at the University of Tilburg, will provide background for a lively and stimulating exchange of views.

Download the discussion paper here.

Helena Mandić, EPRA Chairperson and Professor Bruno Liebhaberg, CERRE's Director General will jointly open the half-day seminar which will be structured in two parts.

  • The first panel discussion, which will open with an introduction of Professor Pierre Larouche, will focus on three key issues which are likely be at the core of the AVMS review: European/quality content, commercial communications and country of origin rules.
  • The second panel, introduced by Professeur Peggy Valcke, Professor at the University of Leuven, and predominantly composed of regulatory authorities, will look at the independence, accountability and governance of NRAs.
Outlet for quality, European content
Outlet for quality, European content

Over 130 high level participants have registered to the event, which will gather CERRE and EPRA members as well as key players, decision makers, academics and representatives from European institutions. EPRA members from 21 regulatory authorities will be participating on that occasion.

Source: EPRA Secretariat