Programme for the Kick-Off Event

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 4:00 pm

Hosted by Monika Jones, Deutsche Welle


4:00 PM


By Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel


4:05 PM


A look at German and European media policy

Peter Limbourg, Director General of Deutsche Welle, discusses with Professor Monika Grütters, Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Values and Transparency

With Prof. Monika Grütters and Věra Jourová. Hosted by Peter Limbourg


4:35 PM

Keynote I

How to Regulate the Media when they are ubiquitous and have gone viral:
from utopian science fiction to practical European policy

With Alan N. Shapiro, author and media theorist


4:55 PM

Keynote II

Future of Journalism in Europe

With Dr. Mathias Döpfner, President of the Association of German Digitalpublisher and Newspaper Publishers


5:10 PM

Discussion I

How important is an independent and diverse media landscape for the democratic process of opinion-formation?

What role do the media play in the COVID-19 pandemic?

With Noel Curran (Director General, EBU) and Guillaume de Posch (President, ACT) and Valerie Mocker (Tech-for-Good Investor)


5:35 PM


At the crossroads: Does Europe need a new regulatory framework for communication?

Three interventions by young scientists


5:40 PM

Discussion II

How can we ensure media pluralism in Europe?

How can we ensure the future of quality journalism? What challenges are facing the digital society? How to pay for quality journalism?

With Noel Curran (Director General, EBU) and Guillaume de Posch (President, ACT) and Valerie Mocker (Tech-for-Good Investor)


6:00 PM

End of the event