Work Programme 2019: Final Consultation

posted on 17 December, 2018   (public)

Provide your final comments & get involved in an exciting WP!

The EPRA Board has prepared a draft Annual Work Programme, which lays out EPRA’s priorities and anticipated work for 2019, by assembling your suggestions and by reflecting key findings from deliverables of the 2018 Work Programme.

The Board is now consulting you for final comments and fine-tuning and on your availability and willingness to get involved in individual work items.

We warmly encourage you to submit your comments & suggestions by Tuesday 15 January (you will find brief questions on p.10).

We are very much looking forward to your feedback!

In 2019, EPRA proposes to foster interactive and practically-oriented discussions on issues of relevance for its members while encouraging regulators to think transversally and to look ahead for adapting to a rapidly-changing environment.

  • We suggest to examine how two core regulatory objectives for audiovisual regulators, namely protecting vulnerable audiences and ensuring a sustainable ecosystem for European content, can be enforced in an online world by discussing best practices concerning the PROTECTION OF MINORS and EUROPEAN WORKS.
  • We will continue our work in raising the awareness of members on emerging technological issues and market changes with sessions on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MACHINE LEARNING and on SPORTS' RIGHTS.
  • In 2019, we also aim to reflect KEY FINDINGS OF PAST MEETINGS, with a session structure taking into account the importance of a reinforced dialogue with stakeholders, the need for stronger cooperation with other regulatory authorities, and the appetite of our members for interactive discussion formats and open debates.

Against this background, the proposed plenary themes are:

  • “Protecting minors in the online world: focus on evidence of harm and access control tools” (Plenary 1) and;
  • “Sports’ rights” (Plenary 2 - spring) and “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” (Plenary 2 – autumn).

The proposed working groups would focus on:

  • “Media Literacy” (WG1) and
  • “European Works and Prominence” (WG2).

For the ad hoc groups, we propose that you choose your two favourite topics from three suggestions:

  • Update on Accessibility of TV and On Demand Programme Services”;
  • Government and Public Sector Advertising”,
  • Hate Speech”.

Source: EPRA Secretariat

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