We are happy to announce the launch of the new AMARC Europe website and to introduce you to some of the new features on the website.

The main idea behind the relaunch of the website was to simplify and update the complete structure of the website and make it easier for you find the relevant content for you and access information from the website.

Project Overview

Therefore, we created a separate project section. In this section you can find summaries and relevant articles on the current and past AMARC Europe projects. In the detailed project view you find information on the project, project goals, partners, duration and the main project outcomes.

Carte membre

The member section is mapping all members, organisations, individuals and partners AMARC Europe is collaborating with. In a next step the map will be the major search tool for diverse areas of expertise in the European community media sector as an elaborated search engine and a detailed listing and information tool will be implemented into the member map. If you want to be featured on the map get in touch with us viacontact@amarceurope.euor register via themembership form.

AMARC Europe member area

As registered AMARC Europe members you will be able to enter the member forum to exchange with other members and get access to resources from various areas interesting for our sector. You will also be able to communicate directly with other members and AMARC Europe staff via your and their profile, update your contact information and details and share your experiences from your media house with the AMARC Europe family. We are looking forward to your inputs and will help you to get started in the AMARC Europe member area.

In addition, we are at the moment setting up an individual and common AMARC Europe cloud for resources for, from and by the community media sector and a collaborative online tools e.g. common working spaces for documents and files. If you want to get to know more on the member area, please do not hesitate to get in touch viacontact@amarceurope.eu

Featured Content from AMARC Europe members

Last but not least, we are looking forward to your content for the new AMARC Europe website and we hope that we will be able to share your stories and experiences from the European community media sector on the new AMARC Europe platform. So, if you are an AMARC Europe member get in touch if you want your articles, project reports, picture galleries, podcasts or programs to be featured on our website and our other communication channels.

Nico Carpentier held a lecture with the title “The Alternative Economies of Community Media” at the E-Com Lab 2019 at the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) in Barcelona on 11 December 2019.

“The lecture first discussed the nature of community media, using the four approaches model (see Carpentier, Lie & Servaes, 2003; Carpentier, 2017) to community media as starting point. This model argues that community media organizations are best understood through a combination of four approaches: 1/serving the community, 2/being an alternative to the mainstream, 3/part of civil society, 3/part of a rhizome. Particular attention is spent on how these approaches connect to the economic sustainability of community media. In the second part of the talk, a series of examples are discussed, stressing their alternative economies and vulnerabilities: the translocal projects RadioSwap of Wireless Antwerpen, the construction of quality in Swiss and Austrian community radio stations, CCMC in Cyprus and Zine production in Prague.”

You can watch the complete lectureici.

UNESCO is seeking nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020.

This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

Awarded annually, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (3 May), the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000. In 2020, the Prize is scheduled to be awarded on 23 April.

The UNESCO has announced this year’s topic for the World Radio Day: Diversity.

“Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations. “

For more information visit the World Radio Day websiteici

AMARC Europe is part of the second phase of theSoundRoutesproject. The SoundRoutes initiative provides an opportunity for international musicians, who emigrated to Europe to perform within local communities and in collaboration with local artists. Several musical concepts were designed with the objective of supporting their integration into the social and professional environment of the host community. The Creative Europe programme of the European Commission approved the second phase of the Soundroutes project that will go on until the end of 2020.

The second phase of the SoundRoutes project will foresee the following actions:

  1. 38 sessions of local co-creation’s incubators of transcultural music in Berlin, Bologna, Sevilla and Gent.
  2. Mobility program for 70 musicians (50 refugees/migrant and 20 European) in Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Greece
  3. 30 Masteclasses for musicians and workshops for youngsters held by refugees and migrant musicians.
  4. A SoundRoutes booking agency
  5. A Soundroutes online platform and web-portal

The project is co-ordinated byBrauerei Wissmannstraße e.V. – Werkstatt der Kulturen(Berlin/GER) and collaborates withAssociazione Bologna in Musica(Bologna/ITA), Vzw De Vergunning (Gent/BEL), “Marmaduke S” (Sevilla/ESP) ,AMARC Europe(Brussels/BEL) andChios Music Festival(Chios/GRE).

For more information visitsoundroutes.eu