23 September 2024: Stars4Media Days

Stars4Media Days

Join us on 23 September 2024 for the Stars4Media Days: “Shaping the future of Media”

The event will gather the Stars4Media community, policy makers, publishers and media associations. It will build on the European elections, media innovation projects, technology and geopolitical trends.

The event is taking place at Résidence Palace, 155, Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels.


Morning sessions – Résidence Palace, POLAK room

10:00 – Walk-in & registrations

10:30 – Opening keynote & introduction

  • Věra Jourová, Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency (TBC)

Host: Luciano Morganti, VUB Project Coordinator (TBC)

11:00 – Panel 1: An EU democracy Comissioner? Shape a media industrial policy

Moderator: Christophe Leclercq, Founder & Chairman Europe MédiaLab

  • Maria João Rodrigues, President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (TBC) 
  • Maximilian Kintz, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (TBC)
  • Radovan Geist, Euractiv Slovakia

11:45 – Briefing: Tease the learning from 5 Stars4Media projects

12:00 – Panel 2: Integrate Eastern Europe: bridge the democratic gap in Brussels

Moderator: Lyndsey Jones, Associate consultant, strategist & coach, WAN-IFRA & Stars4Media NEWS (TBC) 

  • Mariia Leonova, Managing Director, The Tellers Agency
  • Cătălina Dumbrăveanu, Stars4Media NEWS Project Manager, VUB
  • Tigran Balayan, Ambassador for Armenia to the EU (TBC) 
  • Mathieu Bousquet, Director, DG NEAR.A (TBC) 

12:45 – Keynote: pitch a democracy infrastructure: Maison du MédiaLab
Sharon Leclercq-Spooner, Senior Advisor EPPA (TBC)

13:00 – Briefing: Tease the learning from 5 Stars4Media projects

13:15 – 14:15: Marketplace for Media Innovation Funding: networking lunch

14:15 – Keynote: pitch a media innovation project: NEWSAI
David Mekkaoui, Europe MédiaLab Managing Director

14:30 – Panel 3: Counter disinformation: shift from click to quality ad model

Moderator: David Mekkaoui, Europe MédiaLab Managing Director

  • Paolo Cesarini, Director European Digital Media Observatory / European University Institute 
  • Catalina Gemanari, Policy Coordinator, Microsoft (TBC)
  • Prof. Gianni Riotta, LUISS University
  • Daniel Knapp, AB Europe (TBC)
  • Virginia Padovese, Newsguard

15:00 – Ending keynotes & conclusions

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