Friday, May 13, 2016

Investing in creativity: 25 years of MEDIA programme celebrated at Cannes Film Festival

Since it was launched in 1991, the EU MEDIA programme has invested over €2.4 billion in European creativity and cultural diversity. It has supported the development of thousands of films in Europe and their international distribution.


Country-specific factsheets on the national audiovisual industries in Europe

On the occasion of 25 years of the MEDIA programme, 30 factsheets covering the EU countries as well as Norway and Iceland have been produced to give account of the diversity and the success of European filmmaking since 1991. They underline the key role played by the MEDIA programme in making successes happen.


New Routes to Integrated care: The Challenge of Assistive Technologies, Telehealth and Telecare

This is the first major UK conference of the Telehealth Quality Group that will tackle the issue of Integrated care.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

25 years of MEDIA, 25 years of critical acclaim: 40 films supported by the MEDIA programme have been awarded top prizes since 1991 at the Cannes Film Festival

MEDIA has spent the last 25 years supporting European cinema and selecting the most promising works, with much success in international festivals such as Cannes Film Festival.


Study on Preparatory action “ERASMUS for journalists” and "Statistical review of journalism and media sector in the European Union"

In 2009, the European Parliament suggested a preparatory action for a new EU programme provisionally called "Erasmus for journalists". The working hypothesis behind the proposal was that a journalists' mobility scheme could boost media pluralism. Following this suggestion, the European Commission launched a feasibility study to explore the practicalities and the potential impacts of such a programme.


EU Media Futures Forum

Former European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes established a group to reflect on the impact of te digital revolution on European Media Industries, on the resulting risks and opportunities for everyone (industry and consumers), and on the emerging business models.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

22 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA screened in Cannes

Cannes Film Festival as well as its parallel events - Directors' Fortnight and Semaine de la Critique - will present 22 films supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, starting on Wednesday 11 until Sunday 22 May 2016. In the Official Competition, which includes 21 entries, 9 of the MEDIA films will be competing for the Palme d'Or. Overall, €2.1 million were invested in these European works


Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on the first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible, especially for the blind, the deaf and the hard of hearing.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

25 years of MEDIA: launch of anniversary campaign in Cannes with European filmmakers

In the presence of Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther H. Oettinger, President of the Cannes Film Festival Pierre Lescure as well as the filmmakers Céline Sciamma, László Nemes and Pawel Pawlikowski, MEDIA will launch its 25th anniversary campaign at the Palais of the Cannes Film Festival.