UNIC policy update 03/11/2021



    22/10: Media and Audiovisual Action Plan: Commission prepares dialogue on circulation of films, TV series and audiovisual content - European Commission

    On 22 October, the Commission has held a high-level roundtable aimed at setting the ambition for the upcoming stakeholder dialogue on improving the access to and availability of audiovisual content across EU Member States.

    Media and Audiovisual Action Plan

    20/10: European media needs support to recover from pandemic and face future challenges - European Parliament

    Parliament voices concerns about attacks on EU media in some member states and calls for urgent action to help news media be fit for the “Digital Decade”.

    2022 Commission Work Programme

    19/10: 2022 Commission Work Programme: Making Europe stronger together - European Commission

    The Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, setting out the next steps in its bold and transformative agenda towards a post-COVID-19 Europe that is greener, fairer, more digital and more resilient.

    European Council

    22/10: European Council conclusions, 21-22 October 2021 - European Council

    The attachment presents the conclusions adopted by the Council during the meeting held on 21 and 22 October 2021.

    Recent studies:

    EAO - Mapping of national rules applicable to video-sharing platforms: Illegal and harmful content online - October 2021

    EAO - Unravelling the Digital Services Act package - October 2021

    Slovenian Film Centre - Study on accessibility and competitiveness of European audiovisual works from small language environments - October 2021

    EUIPO Observatory - 10 years of the EU Intellectual Property Network - October 2021

    MUSO - Monthly Film Data Insights - September 2021


    8 November: IMCO committee hearing - Facebook whistleblower Francis Haugen testament

    9 November: First European Commission Stakeholders dialogue on access to and availability of audiovisual content across the EU

    15 November: CULT committee meeting

    15 November: JURI committee meeting

    18 November: JURI committee meeting

    25 November: Council common approach on the Digital Services Act

    30 November: Adoption of Council conclusions on increasing the availability and competitiveness of European audiovisual and media content

    1 December: IMCO committee meeting

    1 and 2 December: CULT committee meeting

    1 and 2 December: JURI committee meeting

    9 December: IMCO committee meeting + vote on the Digital Services Act report 

    9 December: JURI committee meeting

    1 January 2022: French EU Presidency of the EU 

    25/26 January 2022: Presidency conference on AV in Angers

    Last modified on 03-11-2021