Tenth Anniversary of the European Audiovisual Observatory : A conference on ''The challenge of transparency in the audiovisual sector'', Strasbourg, 17 January 2003

European Audiovisual Observatory celebrates ten years by a conference and book launch

The European Audiovisual Observatory marked its tenth anniversary by launching a book on transparency in the audiovisual sector and by holding a conference on the theme, on 17 January 2003. Twenty five experts from all over Europe attended the conference. They tackled the need for transparency in the European audiovisual sector, the legal framework, digitalisation and new services, and whether the sector is on the verge of a financial crisis. The conference was opened by Secretary General Walter Schwimmer. (more…)

The conference in pictures

Programme

Contacts

Practical informations

 

Themes of the conference

- The Need for Transparency in the European Audiovisual

Sector

- Pondering the Legal Framework for the Audiovisual Sector in Europe

- Digitalisation and New Services: The Opportunities and Risks for the Audiovisual Industry

- Is the European Audiovisual Sector on the Verge of a Financial Crisis?

 

Walter Schwimmer: Audiovisual Observatory is a platform for cooperation in Greater Europe

''The Observatory is a frontrunner for future cooperation in Greater Europe'', Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer said at the opening of the conference. (more…)

Speech

 

Susanne Nikoltchev: “Give thought to the legal framework for the audiovisual sector”

The legal problems stemming from the ten countries awaiting EU accession were considered by Dr Susanne Nikoltchev, Head of the legal information department at the European Audiovisual Observatory, in her contribution to the panel discussion entitled “Pondering the Legal Framework for the Audiovisual Sector in Europe” at the Conference on “The challenge of transparency in the audiovisual sector”. (more…)

Contribution of Suzanne Nikoltchev

 

Greater transparency to combat piracy

In order to provide proper protection against piracy, the legislation governing royalties needs to be clear and comprehensible. That is one of the conclusions of the conference on “The Challenge of Transparency in the Audiovisual Sector” held by the European Audiovisual Observatory to mark its tenth anniversary. (more…)

 

Interview

André Lange, Head of Markets and Financing Department of the European Audiovisual Observatory - “Audiovisual is experiencing an unprecedented crisis”

 

The European Audiovisual Observatory

Set up in December 1992, the European Audiovisuel Observatory is the only centre of its kind to gather and circulate information on the audiovisual industry in Europe. The Observatory is composed of 35 member States and the European Community, and works alongside a number of partner organisations, professional organisations from within the industry and a whole network of correspondents. (more…)

Mission

Institutional Framework

 

The Need for Transparency in the European Audiovisual Sector

Roberto Barzanti, Former Vice-President – European Parliament
Shaun Day, Senior Economic Adviser – BBC Commercial Policy Team

Pondering the Legal Framework for the Audiovisual Sector in Europe

Susanne Nikoltchev, Introduction: The Link to Transparency

Head of Dept. Legal Information – European Audiovisual Observatory

Karol Jakubowicz, Voices Not Yet Heard: Reviewing the Interests of New Member States

Head of Strategic Planning – TVP-Poland Chairman – CTT Standing Committee

Is the European Audiovisual Sector on the Verge of a Financial Crisis?
Roberto Mastroianni, The Role of the Regulator in the Allocation

Professor of Law – Università di Napoli of Resources

Book on transparency in the audiovisual sector- Foreword and Testimonials

Foreword by Wolfgang Closs, Executive Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory ()

Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe ()

Viviane Reding, European Commissionner for Education and Culture ()

Robert Grossman, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg and Chair of the “Communité urbaine de Strasbourg” ()

Jukka Liedes, President of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s Executive Council 2003.

Director, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland ()

Joao Correa, Chair of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s Advisory Committee.

Secretary General,FERA (Federation of European Film Directors) ()

Walter Lerouge, Executive Director of AUDIOVISUAL EUREKA ()

 

Useful links

European Audiovisual Observatory

Audiovisual Eureka