EU - Western Balkans media Days
Launched last year by the European Commission, the EU – Western Balkans Media Days aim to ensure that media freedom remains a priority while tackling the complexity of pressing political, economic and social issues the region experience at present. Moreover, the forum has reached out to the professional challenges of journalists and media: their need to adapt to a rapidly changing media environment.
This year's edition will put a strong focus on the young generation of journalists and the needs in the context of their professional development. The event will bring together around 300 media professionals, experts and policymakers from the Western Balkans and the EU to discuss challenges and propose forward-looking ideas for an independent, sustainable and professional journalism in the Western Balkans. The conference aims at having result-oriented discussions that could afterwards be reflected in adjusted assistance approaches to media related issues within the European enlargement policy.