Eastern Partnership Media Conference focuses on economic sustainability and shaping future donor support

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13.11.2019
Eastern Partnership Media Conference focuses on economic sustainability and shaping future donor support

On 13-14 November, the Latvian capital Riga will host ‘The Eastern Partnership Media Conference 2019: Business and Sustainability’.

Organised by the European Commission with the support of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the Government of Latvia, the event will bring together 100 media professionals, media development organisations and donors from the six EU Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) and the EU.

The conference follows on from the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) Media Conference, which was held in Kyiv in 2017 and identified economic sustainability as a key challenge faced by media professionals across the region.

The first session will outline the findings of a comprehensive study of media needs commissioned by the Commission and conducted in EaP countries.

 Media professionals from each EaP country will then present case studies highlighting how their organisations developed successful business models and improved their financial sustainability.

The last session will be led by donors, who will discuss their actions in EaP countries and their strategies to address the diverse needs of independent media outlets in the region.

The conference will end with a session summarising the findings and recommendations of the event, which will contribute to shaping future media assistance in Eastern partner countries.

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Press release

https://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/news/eastern-partnership-media-conference-focuses-economic-sustainability-and

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