Steering Committee on

Media and Information Society
(CDMSI)

CDMSI(2012)/Misc12

Ministerial Conference
Programme Proposal by Andris Mellakauls

Thursday, xx xxxx 2013

08h00 – 09h00

Registration

09h00 – 10h30

Opening of the Conference

09h00 – 09h30

Address by the Serbian President/PM/Minister of Culture

 

Address by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

09h30 – 10h00

Election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Conference

 

Adoption of the agenda

 

Address on behalf of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe: Armenia

 

Address on behalf of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe:

 

(Address on behalf of the European Commission)

10h00 – 10h30

Stocktaking – The Road So Far: Council of Europe recent achievements in the field of media and new communication services / information society (report on the CDMC’s activities in the period 2009 – 2011)

10h30 – 11h00

Coffee break

11h00 – 11h30

Stocktaking – The Road Ahead (The future activities of the Council of Europe in the media and information society fields: orientations and priorities)

 

General theme: The Power of the Screen

12h00 – 12h30

Keynote speech:

12h30 – 14h00

Lunch

14h00 – 15h30

Sub-theme 1: Connected Television

Introductory remarks
Statements by ministers
Other remarks
Civil Society response

Sub-theme 2: Media’s public watchdog function
Introductory remarks
Statements by ministers
Other remarks
Civil Society response

15h30 – 16h00

Coffee break

 

16h00 – 17h30

Sub-theme 3: New forms of activism & participation
Introductory remarks
Statements by ministers
Other remarks
Civil Society response

Sub-theme 4: Access to Internet

Introductory remarks
Statements by ministers
Other remarks
Civil Society response

 

Friday, xx xxxx 2013

09h00 – 09h30

Keynote speech – Lord Leveson?

09h30 – 10h30

The Safety of Journalists - a persistent challenge for freedom of expression and information
Panel discussion – Jānis Kārkliņš (UNESCO),

10h30 – 11h00

Coffee break

11h00 – 11h30

Article 10 – state of play & recent developments in CoE member states*

11h30 – 12h00

Reporting back from parallel sessions

12h00 – 13h00

Other business
Adoption by the Ministers of a Political Declaration and other texts

13h00 – 13h15

Closing remarks by the Council of Europe Secretary General and the Serbian Minister of Culture

* Refers to CM Declaration of 13 January 2010