31st annual Conference and 30th General Assembly of COPEAM

Next gen & Media literacy: fostering awareness and critical thinking among youth

Naples, 18-19 April 2024



In consideration of the rapid advancements in technology and the enormous proliferation of information sources, individuals – especially youth – are called today to develop adequate critical skills to navigate the global media landscape. Media literacy activities/policies can highly contribute to reduce the risks of disinformation, empowering citizens to make informed decisions, participate actively in the digital community and favour a more democratic society.

Starting from this…

30th annual Conference and 29th General Assembly of COPEAM

Digital Cultures and New Audiovisual Languages

The 30th COPEAM annual Conference on “Digital Cultures and new Audiovisual Languages” took place in Montpellier from 26 to 28 of April, organized in partnership with Radio France and the City of Montpellier.

The opening ceremony started with the greetings of Michael Delafosse, Mayor of Montpellier, of the Claudio Cappon, Secretary General of COPEAM, and of Charles-Emmanuel Bon, Secretary General of Radio France, who welcomed the more than 200 participants, among which delegates from public broadcasters, journalists and operators of the audiovisual and cultural sectors.

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29th annual Conference and 28th General Assembly of COPEAM

Media and global instabilities: what contribution to peace?

24th June 2022 – SOFIA

Hosted by BNT – Bulgarian National Television

The 29th Conference of COPEAM, dedicated to “Media and global instabilities: what contribution to peace?” and organized in partnership with the Bulgarian public television BNT, took place on June 24 in Sofia.

Prof. Hussein Amin, Director of the Kamal Adham Center for Television & Digital Journalism at the American University in Cairo, introduced the topic with a particular focus on the possible contribution of the media to the peacebuilding processes. The…

28th annual Conference of COPEAM

Media narratives for intercultural and interreligious dialogue”

27 October 2021

The 28th Conference of COPEAM – devoted to “Media narratives for intercultural and interreligious dialogue” and organized in collaboration with Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana – took place online on October 27, with the participation of professionals and international delegates from across the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The President of Rai Marinella Soldi opened the works with a welcome address, followed by a message from the Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences, Ms. Gabriela Ramos, and a general introduction by José…


Media & Science: accurate information in the age of denialisms


23 October 2020

COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators) 27th annual Conference, dedicated to  Media and science: accurate information in the age of denialisms” and organized in partnership with Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana and with the support of Eni, took place last October 23. Audiovisual professionals and international delegates from all over the Mediterranean region attended the works, which were held online due to the current health emergency.

The event was inaugurated with a welcome message by Mr….


Changing societies: communicating diversities

Split, 4-6 April 2019

Hotel Park – Hatzeov perivoj 3, 21000 Split, Croatia

In the recent years, the world has witnessed, in Europe and elsewhere, the rise of political, cultural and social positions that have made diversity – in its general meaning – an enemy to fight, claiming a return to societies recognizable for their identity and nationality, opposed to the same historical character of the Mediterranean, quintessential crossroads of diversities forever.

It is therefore fundamental that the media – both traditional and digital – can tell the…


“Heritage and Media – Preserving the future through our past: an opportunity for growth and democracy?”

Calviá – Mallorca, 10-12 May 2018

Hotel Meliá Calviá Beach
Calle Violeta, 1 Calviá Beach – 07181 Mallorca, Spain

Cultural heritage embraces resources inherited from the past and offers a great variety of opportunities to the present: monuments, sites and traditions, but also visual arts, cinema, TV and radio archives.

In this framework, the Media of the Euro-Mediterranean region – both traditional and new ones – have to play their role, particularly given the challenges…

COPEAM 24th Annual Conference and 23rd General Assembly

Mediterranean storytelling: complexities, media response and public opinion

Beirut, 11-13 May 2017


The 24th Conference of COPEAM – devoted this year to the narration of the complexities of the Mediterranean region and to the media impact on the public opinion of the basin’s countries – closed in Beirut last 13 May.

A call for journalism transparency, the need of checking the information sources and the pressure, also political, often exerted on the media – in Europe as well as in the whole world – were the key issues addressed by Helen Boaden (former Director of…

COPEAM 23rd Annual Conference and 22nd General Assembly

Which future for the young people of the Mediterranean? The contribution of the media

7-9 April 2016 – Palais des Congrès – Ajaccio 

Hosted by the Collectivité Territoriale de Corse (Corsica Region)

The events that have been shaking the Region in the recent years on both shores have caused a strong deception among the youngsters, the former to get involved in those social movements. Their hopes in the future are weak, often confronted to political, economic and social dynamics that they perceive as prevaricating and far-off. Our challenge is to give back confidence in…