Western Balkans Media Days

OBCT partecipa alla due giorni organizzata dalla Commisione europea per facilitare lo scambio di idee e di esperienze tra professionisti dell'informazione, su tematiche relative ai media, nell'ambito della politica di allargamento dell'Unione



9:30 – 9:45 Kick off and outline of the day

9:45 – 10:30 Welcome and opening speeches
Welcome remarks by Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania

Opening speech by Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

Visual opening – Media landscape in the Western Balkans: challenges and opportunities

10:30 – 12:30 Grand Panel 1: Media as a transformative power in the EU accession process

Moderator: Tim Judah, Balkans Correspondent, The Economist

- Nigel Baker, Chief Executive, Thomson Foundation
- Zvezdana Kovac, Executive Director, Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
- Klaus Schweighofer, Member of the Board, Styria Media Group
- Ilva Tare, Media Director, Ora News TV
- Romana Vlahutin, EU Ambassador to Albania

Questions and answers

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH AND COFFEE

14:00 – 15:45 Parallel workshops – Part 1 - Media café
Media & market: new business models
Media in the digital age: professionals mastering the change
Quality standards in journalism: new media training needs

15:45 – 16:15 COFFEE

16:15 – 18:00 Parallel workshops – Part 2 - Media café
Media freedom in societies in transition
Words that hurt: media and their contribution to reconciliation
Media policy: implementation of reforms


10 NOVEMBER 2017

8:45 – 9:00 Kick off and outline of the day

9:00 – 10:30 Presentation of conclusions from workshops

Questions and answers

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE

11:00 – 12:30 Grand Panel 2: Next steps to move forward

Moderator: Tim Judah, Balkans Correspondent, The Economist

- Jonathan Charles, Managing Director for Communication, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
- Silvio Gonzato, Director, European External Action Service
- Nenad Pejić, Vice President and Editor in Chief, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
- Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director, European Endowment for Democracy
- Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, Director, European Commission

Questions and answers

12:30 – 13:00 Closing session

Concluding remarks by Johannes Hahn

13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH AND COFFEE