Brussels April 2013: In advance of publication of the EU Green paper “Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World” – and following up a submission already sent to Commissioner Neelie Kroes – EURALVA put the media consumer perspective to Marcel Boulogne, Elizabeth Markot, Audrius Perkauskas and other EU Commission officials.
This led to an opportunity for EURALVA to be represented, through Dr Maria Michaelis of the University of Westminster, on one of the key consultative Working Groups [link to EU WG1 website].
On the same visit meetings were held in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Brussels office, at the European Internet Foundation, and with Spanish Member of the European Parliament and with Mr. Santiago Fisas Ayxelá Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Commission of Culture and Education of the European Parliament to whom was explained the activity of EURALVA and offered himself and his team, Commission and group to support EURALVA’s position.
Brussels December 2013: EURALVA’s most recent visit combined the organization’s of 2014 Board Meeting with participation, alongside other invited civil society groups, in a wide-ranging discussion with Lorena Boix-Alonso (EU Head of Unit Converging Media & Content) and her Commission colleagues.
Ms Boix-Alonso later accepted Vincent Porter’s offer to meet VLV UK’s Chair Colin Browne on the occasion of her visit, as a keynote speaker, to the Westminster Media Forum in London (February 12th).
Commission team in discussion with EURALVA Board members