Grassroots-Radio wurde an den Ethnographien von Collaborative Economi vorgestellt(dies ist) Konferenz, die fand in Edinburgh (Vereinigtes Königreich) im Oktober 25, 2019. Mariacristina Sciannamblo (AMARC Europe) das Papier diskutiert Titel „kollaborative Pflegearbeit durch Ethnographie Co-Gestaltung“, Co-Autor mit Roberto Cibin (M-ITI), Petra Funde (M-ITI), Chris Csikszentmihalyi (M-ITI), und Maurizio Teli (Aalborg Universität). The paper addresses a number of issues – such as the importance of language for community engagement, the relationship between digital and physical environments, and commonality – as they emerge from a conversation between two H2020 CAPS projects, Grassroots Radio and Commonfare.

The conference was hosted in the fascinating setting of the College of Art at the University of Edinburgh, and has welcomed European researchers from many disciplines who are currently conducting ethnographic studies of practices, Kulturen, socio-technical systems and lived experiences of collaborative economies.

The event has been supported by theCOST Action “From Sharing to Caring: Examining the Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy” (CA16121, 2017 – 2021), which is nurturing a network of actors (academic researchers, politische Entscheidungsträger, Praktiker) who are working to develop models of collaborative economy and platforms as well as to assess the social and technological implications of the collaborative economy through a practice-focused approach.

Conference proceedings are availableat this link.

AMARC joined the6th Conference of the Radio Research Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECRE), das wurde in der schönen Umgebung der Universität von Siena gehalten (Italien), Im September 19-21.

Einige interessante Keynotes und Stücke der Forschung präsentiert wurden, Hervorhebung der Vielfalt und Lebendigkeit des Funksektors in Europa und darüber hinaus. The first keynote speech was held by David Fernandez Quijada, Manager of the Media Intelligence Service, the market research unit of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). He provided some interesting data about the situation of radio in Europe. In the EBU area, there are more than 12 thousand radio stations. Around the 90% of this group is composed by analogue FM stations, and the digital ones are, at the moment, just about 15 hundred (a significant majority of them are DAB+ stations). Most of the European stations are national, with only 120 international cases.

Passing to the radio consumption habits, Fernandez Quijada stated that in 2018, European citizens listened to the radio, on average, 2 hours and 22 minutes per day: these are 4 minutes less than the previous year and 14 minutes less than 5 years before (2013). People are still using this media, but the time spent on it has been decreasing. This trend is also more evident among the European youth: in 2018 they listened, on average, 1 hour and 26 minutes per day of radio: 5 minutes less than the previous year and 20 minutes less than 5 years ago. The European citizens reached weekly by radio are still a big group, die 84% (which corresponds to 420 million listeners), but also, in this case, there is a reduction (-1.7%) compared to 2013.

It is interesting to know that radio is considered the most trusted medium in the majority of the European countries, with the difference of Hungary, Serbia and Greece that put the Internet at the first place, while Montenegro, Albanien, Mazedonien, Bulgaria and Turkey chose the television.

Zusätzlich, AMARC Europepresented a paper together with other partners in the context of the Grassroots Radio project. The paper, titled “Fostering Community Radio: the Grassroots Radio project”, discusses the activities and challenges of co-designing community radios in rural areas.

Unbenannt-11The program for the close-up conference “Radio Archives in European Community Media” at Radio CORAX in Halle/Saale (Deutschland) is out now!

Please check hier to download the PDF.

Radio Corax invites you to register your participation at the conference till the end of May. The conference is free of charge. There will be German and English translation. If you are interested to join the conference and need further information, please don´t hesitate to contact them:


Juni 4 und 5, 2015, at the University of Perpignan Via Domitia.

An invitation to question the boundaries of radio and examine its use in all fields. The conference is organised by the University’s laboratory CRESEM and the Groupe de Recherches et d’Etudes sur la Radio (GRER) in consultation with the Radio Studies Network of MeCCSA and the HERA-funded Transnational Radio Encounters project.

The call for papers is open to researchers worldwide, beginners or experts until the 2nd of March 2015.
It is also open for artists, writers and radio professionals.

(Call for papers in Französisch and in Englisch).

-home-aswatona-public_html-wp-content-files_mf-cache-cfed099c84cf497d28cb1030ae469d7e_img_002919Community Media Solutions – 26-28 Februar 2015, Rabat, Marokko

The fourth Aswatona conference on community media in the Arab world, will take place in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, 26-28 Februar 2015, under the theme ‘All Our Voices’, in partnership withForum des Alternatives Maroc (FMAS)”. The three day annual event will provide community broadcasters with an opportunity to network and advocate for better media law and regulation. AMARC Europe will have a representation of the organization in the event.

Mohammad Leghtas, the coordinator of the Maghreb-Machrek portal ejoussour, a program of Forum des Alternatives Maroc, said the Aswatona 2015 conference will give a big push to the growing civil society interest in communications. “We have been working hard at creating the right infrastructure to enable community radio and holding the conference in Rabat will give us a big push forward.”

Steve Buckley, Managing Director of Community Media Solutions, said the holding of the fourth regional conference of the Aswatona network is a testament to community media stakeholderscommitment to mutual support and greater recognition in media law and policy. “The growth of community media in Morocco is an indicator of a vibrant civil society and a desire for alternative voices to be heard including those of women, youth, rural communities and minorities.

The conference will feature government and expert speakers from Morocco, the Montreal-based World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and Daoud Kuttab founder/director of the Jordan-based Community Media Network as well as practical workshops.

Aswatona’s steering committee consists of community broadcasters in Algeria, Ägypten, Jordan, Marokko, Palästina, Tunisia and Yemen. Previous regional community media conferences of the Aswatona network were held in Tunis 2012, Cairo 2013, and Jordan’s Dead Sea 2014. The conference is supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the European Union programmeMedia and culture for development in the Southern Mediterraneanand Copenhagen based, International Media Support, together with local authorities in the Kingdom of Morocco.

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