9 October 2003 : EFJ Seminar on Media and Social Policies

<CENTER>PAN-EUROPEAN MEDIA SYSTEMS:

THE CHALLENGE OF

PUBLIC SERVICE VALUES IN JOURNALISM


Seminar organised by European Journalism Centre and

The European Federation of Journalists

with the support of the European Commission (DG Enlargement)


Under the patronage of Commissioner Günter Verheugen


VENUE : European Commission, Rue de la Loi, 170, room 4/23


Draft Agenda

(See also agenda of Conference on Public Broadcasting, 10 October)</CENTER>


Thursday, October 9, 2003


9h30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS :

"The Europe of 25: Ensuring Social Cohesion in a Community of Values"

Günter Verheugen, Member of the Commission


10h00 Introduction to the Seminar:

Bettina Peters, Programme Director, EJC

Renate Schroeder, European Director, EFJ

David Ringrose, DG Enlargement


10h30 Media Concentration and Foreign Capital—How to promote good conduct?

Aidan White, EFJ General Secretary

Plenary Discussion


11h00 Coffee



11h30 Implementation of aquis communautaire regarding audiovisual sector :

Any influence on national media laws?

Ms Gaëtane Nihoul, DG Education and Culture

Chair: Ms Androula Georgiadou, Cyprus


12h30 Lunch


14h00 Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations:

The spot on media in acceding countries

Ms Christelle Maes, DG Social Affairs and Employment


European Works Councils in Acceding Countries

M. Billie Mathews, DG Social Affairs and Employment


Chair: Björn Manson, Vice Chair, EFJ


Plenary Debate


16h00 Coffee


16.h30 Concluding Panel: Enlargement strategy for the EFJ and its members

- How to co-operate with ‘Foreign Media Owners’?

- How to improve quality and guarantee media independence and self-regulation