17th Conference and 16th General Assembly of COPEAM


Paris, 8 – 11 April 2010

“The Mediterranean Audiovisual Stake”

The 17th Annual Conference of COPEAM, organized in collaboration with INA (National Audiovisual Institute) and under the High Patronage of Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, was focused on the theme “The Mediterranean Audiovisual Stake”. A stake embodied in a series of concrete and ambitious projects aiming at drawing the Mediterranean audiovisual landscape. This edition was an opportunity to assess the development of the 10 projects adopted by the General Assembly of Cairo, in 2009, which gained the consensus of the professionals of both the Mediterranean sides, as…

16ème Conférence et 15ème Assemblée Générale de la COPEAM


L’édition 2009 de la Conférence de la COPEAM a offert l’occasion de créer un «lien» entre le secteur des médias audiovisuels et les principaux acteurs multilatéraux œuvrant dans l’espace euro-méditerranéen autour des axes prioritaires de développement de l’Union pour la Méditerranée (environnement et dépollution, énergie et eau, infrastructures, recherche/culture, …). liste des organismes participants Cette rencontre a mis en valeur les complémentarités et les synergies entre tous ces acteurs pour atteindre un but final commun : développer et renforcer une région méditerranéenne unie et partagée. Un cadre de partenariat impliquant institutions, entreprises, médias et citoyens en tant que «parties…

15th Conference and 14th General Assembly


Bucharest, 16-18 May 2008

“Media and new intercultural challenges: Mediterranean without frontiers” 

The 14th General Assembly of COPEAM was held on the 18th May 2008 in Bucharest, in the framework of its15th annual Conference.

Elections for the partial renewal of the Steering Committee and of the Secretary General: The General Assembly has elected the following organisations to the Steering Committee of COPEAM: Canal France International (France), EPTV (Algeria), ERTU (Egypt), France Télévisions, HRT (Croatia), LJB (Libya), Radio Tunisienne, Radio France.

The General Assembly has elected by voice vote Mrs. Alessandra PARADISI Secretary General of COPEAM….

14 Conference and 13 General Assembly


Dead Sea,  20- 22 April 2007

« Mediterranean : another way of communicating »

Organised thanks to the hospitality of JRTV – Jordan Radio and Television, in the suggestive setting of the Dead Sea, the XIV Conference of COPEAM has seen the Mediterranean audiovisual product as the actual protagonist of this rendezvous.

At the core of the three-day event, new languages and new visions: starting from the fourth “Inter-Rives” workshop (19th April) – where the production of the documentaries dealing with “Trends of contemporary art” and “Women” has been finalized and a pilot series ready to be broadcast has…

9th Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (Algiers, 2002)


8th–11th May 2002: “Media in the Mediterranean as Factors of Dialogue and Peace”. The Conference, held on the invitation of the Algerian television (ENTV) and under the High Patronage of the President of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, gathered about 600 participants among professionals and representatives of the cultural and institutional sectors. The theme of peace and the urgency of strengthening the relationships between the Southern and Northern Mediterranean shores had been the main topics debated.

The General Assembly stressed the importance of establishing a real intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean region as the founding…

The 8th Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (Thessaloniki, 2001)


28-31 March 2001: the meeting, held once again in Thessaloniki (the Intergovernmental Conference of ThessaloniKi took place in 1997), was focused on the topic: “Mediterranean identities: the issues at stake and the responsibilities of the Media”.

The event occurred in a moment where the standoff of the Process of Barcelona caused increasing doubts and worries concerning the development of a Euro-Mediterranean area marked by geopolitical stability, economic cooperation and peaceful intercultural dialogue.

The success of the initiative is proved by the high-level participants who gave their contribution to the debate: intellectuals such as Pedrag Matvejevitch, the writer and…

The 7th Conference of COPEAM (Casablanca, 2000)


26 – 29 April 2000: at the invitation of 2M, Moroccan TV broadcaster, the 7th Conference of COPEAM has been focused on the theme “Competition and Partnership”.

At the dawn of the new millennium, it raises the need of evaluating and analysing the Euro-Mediterranean audiovisual panorama as a complex, mature and wide market for the Media and audiovisual sector.

The convergence between such sectors as broadcasting, telecommunications and new information technology; the process of change of the market dimension and Media consumption; the growing expectations of the Mediterranean public as regards the audiovisual offer.

All these factors…

The 6th Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (Valencia, 1999)


7th – 8th March 1999: at the invitation of RTVV – Radio Televisió Valenciana, the 6th Conference focused on “The digital era within the Mediterranean region”. The key question was whether the new technologies would help to bring the two shores of the Mediterranean closer or whether they would deepen the existing division.

Jean Bernard Munch, President of UER, intervened on the risks that the “digital revolution” could imply: economic discrimination, technological exclusion and divisions even within the same country. The passage to the digital system needs a re-organisation of the structures and huge investments. As Mr. Harguem, DG of…

The 5th Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (Tunis, 1998)


18th – 22nd April 1998: the Conference of Tunis, focused on “Solidarity and Partnership”, represents the continuity of actions to favour partnerships and concrete quality projects. The participants in the Conference showed that co-operation is well on the way in the Mediterranean audiovisual field and that COPEAM represents, so far, the sole international structure that gathers the main Euro-Mediterranean audiovisual professional networks. The existence, for several years, of programs such as Mediterraneo and Mediterranean Chronicles, brings evidence of it.

The meeting was also an occasion of reflection on the development of the Barcelona Process after 3 years of functioning….