Here you can find some upcoming events related to Media and Europe Literacy to add to your calendar, which will all feature in our fortnightly newsletter!

Europe Literacy

CEPS: Single Resolution Fund Contribution Methodology

The Single Resolution Fund (SRF) relies on banks to collect the necessary funds for resolution, avoiding the need to use taxpayers’ money. However, the current methodology used to determine the SRF contributions is difficult to replicate, complex and not fully coherent with the remainder of the resolution framework and capital requirements. A new CEPS study proposes an alternative methodology, which will be presented and discussed during a webinar on December 8, from 10:00 to 11.00 a.m. (CET). Find more information here.

CEPS: Will Central Banks Succeed in the Digital Currencies Market?

This webinar will present the best paper of the CEPS/ECRI/ECMI call for papers on “The future of digital payments in the EU”. This is followed by a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of digital money. The event will take place on December 9, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. (CET). More info can be found here

Carnegie Europe: How the EU Can Become a Global Defense Actor 

To mark the release of the report, “The EU’s Defense Ambitions: Understanding the Emergence of a European Defense Technological and Industrial Complex,” join Raluca Csernatoni, Diego de Ojeda, and Antonio Missiroli for a discussion on Europe’s industrial activism in defense research and innovation. Sophia Besch will moderate. The event will take place online on December 9, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (CET). Find more information here and register here to attend. 

Carnegie Moscow Center: The Geoeconomics of Russia-China Relations Amid the Pandemic and Climate Change

What are the key drivers and obstacles in Sino-Russian economic cooperation? How badly does China need Russian commodities exports? Is Russia concerned about China’s growing geo-economic clout, and does it have any alternatives? Join Alexander Gabuev, Vita Spivak and Jiayi Zhou to explore these issues and more, on December 10, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (MSK). The event will be live online in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian. Find out more here

Chatham House: Politics, Migration and Borders in Europe

This event will tackle topics relating to global rules and migration, in the context of the UK Nationality and Borders Bill and the Polish-Belarusian border. The online event will take place 9th December, 4.00 to 5.00pm. Find out more here

Institute for Government: Can Boris Johnson’s Government Deliver It’s Promises? 

The Institute for Government is delighted to bring together the following expert panel to reveal the inner workings of government – and discuss whether Boris Johnson’s administration is well-placed to deliver its manifesto promises. Online event on 9th December, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT. Find more information and register here

Sustainable Places Research Institute: The Future of Sustainable Placemaking

This event will celebrate the achievements of the Sustainable Places Research Institute and consider how our future research in this area will address the challenges of the present and the future. The event will take place online on the 10th December 13:30 – 15:00 CET. Find out more here.

Institute for Government: In conversation with Neil O’Brien and Sebastian Payne

Tackling regional inequalities lies at the heart of the Conservative Party’s re-election hopes, but relies on the implementation of a complex series of policies across national and local government – so does the UK have the will and the money to see it through? With the imminent release of a white paper attempting to answer these questions, the Institute for Government welcomes Neil O’Brien, the Minister for Levelling Up, to explore levelling up with Sebastian Payne, Whitehall Editor of the Financial Times and author of Broken Heartlands: A Journey Through Labour’s Lost England. Online event 16th December, 12:45 – 13:45 GMT. Find out more here.

International IDEA: Online Launch of The State of Democracy in Europe 2021 Report

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) invites you to the online launch of its biennial State of Democracy in Europe 2021 Report on Monday, December 13, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (CET). Find out more here.

Media Literacy

La Presse au Futu.r: Les Stratégies et les Solutions des Médias de Demain 

Événement incontournable de la scène des médias, La Presse au Futur est l’unique événement en France qui rassemble toutes les familles de presse (PQN, PQR, PHR, Presse Magazine, Presse Professionnelle, Presse Digitale) sur tous les supports. Les 8 et 9 décembre 2021. Inscrivez-vous ici

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa: Radoslav’s notebook and other stories from World War II

Round table for the presentation of the book “Il quaderno di Radoslav” with Aleksandar Zograf, in dialogue with journalists Disma Pestalozza of Radio Popolare and Christian Elia of Q Code Magazine. Happening on the December 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Find out more here

Informal hearing at the Senate of the Italian Republic on Public Service Media reform (PSM)

On Thursday, December 9, Elda Brogi and Roberta Carlini will be heard by the Italian Senate, 8th Committee, Public Works, Communications, regarding the Committee’s discussion of proposed bills on the reform of RAI (the Italian PSM). They will present the Media Pluralism Monitor and share the results of the Italian MPM report, with a focus on PSM. 

VIA: Rethinking TV Reach In The Digital Age 

VIA is organizing a webinar to explain a white paper that provides an overview of the evolutions and charts the recipes for advertising reach building in the future. The event will happen on the 9th December 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You can register to attend here

OCCRP: The Year Ahead in Global Crime and Corruption 

Moderated by OCCRP Deputy Editor-in-Chief Julia Wallace, during this event, Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu will share insights and answer questions about the constantly evolving world of transnational crime and corruption, including how criminals and corrupt actors are innovating to take advantage of conflicted political systems in order to enrich themselves and put greater pressure on independent journalists. December 15, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST. Find out more here

CoDE (Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity): The Limits of Racial Representation: Race, Culture, & Media

Prof. Herman Gray (UC Santa Cruz) and Dr Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths) will consider what the limits of racial representation mean for media studies, industrial responses, and activist mobilisation. The event will take place online on December 16, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. (CET). Find out more here.

En-GAJE asbl

Grâce à des appuis de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, l’asbl En-GAJE, qui apporte son soutien aux journalistes exilé.e.s en Belgique, a pu réaliser cet automne quatre courtes vidéos d’environ 3′ consacrées aux parcours de quatre femmes journalistes exilées. La première présentation de ces vidéos et une rencontre-témoignages bilingue français-anglais auront lieu le vendredi 17 décembre de 17 à 18h30 au Press Club Brussels Europe, 95 rue Froissart, 1040 Bruxelles (Schuman). L’inscription préalable à, le pass sanitaire et le masque y seront obligatoires.

BAM Marketing Congress: EVENT POSTPONED

The BAM Marketing Congress has been postponed to May 5 through 6, 2022, in the Nekkerhal in Mechelen. Currently, Jonah Berger , Vincent Bragg , Jasna Rok and Arne Quinze, the four opening and closing keynotes, have confirmed that they will be attending the spring conference. Find out more here

Assises Internationales du Journalisme de Tunis: REPORTÉ

La deuxième édition des Assises Internationales du Journalisme de Tunis programmée du 9 au 11 décembre est reportée au premier trimestre 2022, vu le contexte sanitaire. 

Extra information worth noting, as journalism is also a craft and an artform :

S+T+ARTS: Repairing the Present Open Call

New fellowships offered, open to professional individual artists and collectives from any art-related field, excited and ready to collaborate with a network of experts and technology (ICT) professionals in addressing local challenges. Previous experience in collaboration with industrial companies and/or research institutions will be valued, but is not a condition for participation. S+T+ARTS now calls for international artists to join in coming up with solutions to local challenges in 21 artist fellowships. The fellowships will encourage artists to critique the present, explore beyond its current limitations and reimagine sustainable futures. 

Shortlisted artists will be announced on December 9. Find out more here