Further to a consultation phase, le EPRA Conseil exécutif approuvé la finale Programme de travail at the end of January 2017 à Bruxelles.

This Annual Work Programme, which lays out EPRA’s priorities and anticipated work for 2017, was prepared by assembling member authorities’ suggestions collected further to a call for topics.

The two plenary meetings in 2017 will take place on 17-19 May in Edinburgh (hosted by Ofcom) et 11-13 October in Vienna (hosted by KommAustria/RTR).

Une clé EPRA goal is to provide members with tools to increase the understanding of wide-reaching contextual changes in broadcasting regulation and to offer an opportunity to highlight and debate the impacts in a non-combative, politically-neutral forum. This implies being tourné vers le futur dans le choix des sujets du EPRA agenda to explore innovative means of regulating and analysing the audiovisual sector.

Three additional considerations were taken into account when drafting this programme: the desire to ajouter de la valeur for members and other stakeholders; the wish for complémentarité avec d'autres réseaux audiovisuels pour réaliser la meilleure utilisation des ressources et la volonté de développer un approche collaborative with external organisations (e.g. industry, academia, sectoral interest groups) to gain additional insight and perspectives.

Against this background, the plenary sessions in 2017 will address Nouvelles dans le numérique Âge (Plenary 1) et Promises & Challenges of Digital Disruption (Plenary 2).

The biannual working groups will illustrate the great variety in the missions of media regulators by focusing onL'éducation aux médias” et sur Licensing & Authorisation Procedures.

The two ad-hoc groups will focus on: "L'avenir de la radio" (spring 2017) and “The Relationship between Citizens & Regulators" (autumn 2017).

Comme l'a récemment déclaré dans sonThree-Year Strategy Statement 2017-2019, EPRA is keen to develop a collaborative approach with external organisations (e.g. industry, academia, sectoral interest groups) to gain additional insight and perspectives.

 

AMARC and CMFE will be working together to ensure that the community media sector can input into EPRA’s work programme.