United Europe is partnering this year’s international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam. In its 15th edition, the international recognised media conference focusses on the topic “From Pipedream to Reality – Media, Democracy and the European Public Sphere”.
This topic has been playing the central role in various public discussions since the establishment of the European Union with the Maastricht Treaties.
Bringing together thought leaders from the worlds of media, politics, and academia, the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium 2019 will discuss the general state of the EU’s public sphere as well as concrete options for action for the future of European media policy. The conference is followed by the presentation of the M100 Media Award. The award reflects their service to the safeguarding of freedom of expression and the deepening of democracy as well as their outstanding achievements in promoting European understanding and communication.
Participants include Sven Afhüppe (editor-in-chief, Handelsblatt), Beata Balogova (editor-in-chief, SME), Dr. Alexandra Borchardt (director of strategic development, Reuters Institute), Stephan-Andreas Casdorff (publisher, Der Tagesspiegel), Nikos Chrysoloras (bureau chief Brussels, Bloomberg News), Kai Diekmann (founder, storymachine and DFG), Sven Gösmann (editor-in-chief, dpa), Espen Egil Hansen (editor-in-chief, Aftenposten), Tanit Koch (executive director, ntv), Martin Kotynek (editor-in-chief, Der Standard), Dr. Stefan Leifert (Brussels-correspondent, ZDF), Rasa Lukaityte-Vnarauskiene (editor-in-chief, DELFI), Christian Mihr (executive director, Reporters without Borders Germany), Almut Möller (head, ECFR Berlin), Mathias Müller von Blumencron (editor-in-chief, Der Tagesspiegel), Niklaus Nuspliger (Brussels-correspondent, NZZ), Natalie Nougayrède (columnist, The Guardian), Bruno Patino (director for TV, ARTE France TV), Dagmar Rosenfeld (editor-in-chief, Die Welt), Prof. Claes de Vreese (Professor for political communication, The Amsterdam School of Communication Research), Mary Wilkinson (head of editorial content, BBC World News), and many more.
Members of United Europe can apply for participation by sending an email to events(at)united-europe.eu.
Please find more information about concept, agenda, participants on the website of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium.