Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Media & Press

EU response

Research for CULT Committee – Europe’s media in the digital decade – An action plan to support recovery and transformation in the news media sector

The Media Action Plan released by the European Commission in December 2020 is the first policy document explicitly setting out a vision and dedicated initiatives for the news media sector. This paper discusses the current situation of the sector and its revenue streams, the important impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the main public and private funding models to support the sector.


2021 BRIC Virtual Talent + Innovation Summit

BRIC will host a virtual Global Talent + Innovation Day on March 6th, free to the public, and packed with live and on-demand keynotes, panel and salon sessions, case studies, skills training, and creator spotlights from the world’s most iconic entertainment brands. Get ready to break, reinvent, impact and change how we engage with talent in the entertainment, tech & media spaces.

Stories / Good practices

Surviving Corona Crisis

“Surviving Corona Crisis“ is a contemporary document, a media recording of the Covid-19 challenge.

Organisations and initiatives

DREAM TEAM by Giffoni Innovation Hub s.r.l.

The DREAM TEAM mission is to promote the culture of innovation within the dynamics of companies and the creation of temporary Open Innovation workshops for young people aged 14 to 28 on issues related to the 17 objectives UN 2030 agenda with the involvement of the Giffoni community.


Fast Mover: Paid Content

Financial support to solutions for sustainable revenue models and new diversification strategies that emerged during the crisis.

Organisations and initiatives

Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE)

AIPCE is a network of independent Press and Media Councils in Europe to enhance cooperation and exchange of information. Its annual conferences provide a forum for Media and Press Council representatives to discuss topical issues, to exchange ideas and to offer and receive advice.

Organisations and initiatives

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

RSF is an independent NGO with consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF). Its foreign sections, its bureaux in ten cities, including Brussels, Washington, Berlin, Tunis, Rio de Janeiro, and Stockholm, and its network of correspondents in 130 countries give RSF the ability to mobilise support, challenge governments and wield influence both on the ground and in the ministries and precincts where media and Internet standards and legislation are drafted.

Organisations and initiatives

News Media Europe (NME)

NME promotes the interests of the news media industry to the European Union institutions aiming to uphold and enhance the freedom to publish and to champion the news brands – in print and on line – that are powering the creative industries of the EU.

Organisations and initiatives

International Press Institute (IPI)

IPI is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists with the mission to defend media freedom and the free flow of news wherever they are threatened.

Organisations and initiatives

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

ECPMF is a non-profit organisation that was founded in Leipzig, Germany, 2015. It operates on the basis of the European Charter on Freedom of the Press and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Organisations and initiatives


Eurozine is an online magazine and European network linking up more than 90 cultural journals and associates in 35 countries.

Organisations and initiatives

European Publishers Council (EPC)

EPC is a high-level group of Chairmen and CEOs of Europe’s leading media groups representing companies which are active in news media, television, radio, digital market places, journals, eLearning, databases and books.

Organisations and initiatives

European Newspaper Publisher’s Association (ENPA)

ENPA is an international non-profit organisation representing publishers of newspaper and news media on all platforms. ENPA is working on a number of areas of European policy and legislation which are essential for the effective day-to-day running of operations of local, regional and national newspapers.

Organisations and initiatives


EGTA is a non-profit association based in Brussels that represents the interests of television and radio sales houses. EGTA is the European trade association for marketers of advertising solutions across (multiple) screens and/or audio platforms, with the aim to help its members protect, grow and diversify their business around content edited and broadcast on a linear basis by their TV channels and/or radio stations.

Organisations and initiatives

European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)

The EFJ fights for social and professional rights of journalists working in all sectors of the media across Europe through strong trade unions and associations. The EFJ promotes and defends the rights to freedom of expression and information as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European convention on human rights.

Organisations and initiatives

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

EBU is the world’s leading alliance of public service media (PSM) aiming to secure a sustainable future for public service media by providing to its Members with world-class content from news to sports and music, and by building on a founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a centre for learning and sharing.

Stories / Good practices

The Superhero Factory

A creative initiative gathering stories about “superheroes” during this difficult period aiming to inspire and encourage everyone.