The Future Media Lab. invites European associations representing media and media stakeholders to join as content partners. Association partners help shape the Future Media Lab. debates and are invited to use the content coming out of the debates for their own work at EU level. They are part of the core network of the Future Media Lab..

The Association of European Radios (AER) represents the interests of over 4.600 private/commercial radio stations across the EU27 and Switzerland. AER’s main objective is to develop and improve the most suitable framework for private commercial radio activity. AER encourages co-operation between its members and with other European radio stations and associations, in order to preserve and develop freedom of speech, freedom of enterprise, private initiative and the protection of listeners.

Julia Maier-Hauff
Secretary General
The Association of European Radios (AER)

Distripress is a 59 year old trade association for publishers and distributors of printed media (newspapers and magazines). Our members arrange to meet every year at the Distripress congress (2014 Cannes September 29-October 2, 2015 Brussels October 5-8) where they can discuss promotions and sales strategies and hear top industry speakers. Distripress is the only international meeting place for press circulation and distribution issues.

Carine Nevejans

The European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) represents more than 2.500 communications agencies and agency associations from 30 European countries that directly employ more than 120 000 people. EACA members include advertising, media, digital, branding and PR agencies. They create and place adverts and develop brand-building campaigns. EACA promotes honest, effective advertising, high professional standards and awareness of the contribution of advertising in a free market economy and encourages close co-operation between agencies, advertisers and media in European advertising bodies. EACA works closely with EU institutions to ensure freedom to advertise responsibly and creatively.

Dominic Lyle
Director General

European Business Press (EBP) counts 48 leading European business publications from 27 countries. From the very beginning the aim of the EBP was to contribute to a united Europe and to develop a European spirit of solidarity among the members. In recent years the EBP has become active, in cooperation with other professional publishing associations, such as EMMA and ENPA, in creating and influencing EU policies that are important for the development of sound business environment for newspaper and magazine publishing.

Slobodan Sibinčič
Secretary General
European Business Press (EBP)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit foundation dedicated to the highest standards in journalism. We enable and sustain quality journalism and information as a public service through a variety of activities, both in the non-profit and service sectors. We create and support networks among media professionals within Europe and with other parts of the world. Each year, the Centre hosts hundreds of journalists in seminars and study trips, exploring European policies as well as a variety of other topics dealing with innovation and new developments in the media landscape.The EJC plays a unique role at the European and international level as a partner and organiser for media companies, professional organisations, journalism schools and governmental bodies seeking to establish activities and projects. We work, inter alia, with the European institutions, Google Media Lab, the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, the Dutch Foreign Ministry, The World Bank and the Open Society Foundations.

Adam Thomas
European Journalism Centre

The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) represents more than 15.000 publishing houses across Europe, publishing more than 50.000 magazine titles. EMMA promotes Europe’s magazine media in times of change, to ensure the long-term survival and prosperity of a plural, diverse, and economically successful magazine media in the EU.

Max von Abendroth
Executive Director
The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA)

The European Publishers Council is a high level group of Chairmen and CEOs of leading European media corporations actively involved in multimedia markets spanning newspaper, magazine, book, journal, internet and online database publishers, and radio and TV broadcasting. The EPC is not a trade association but a high level group of the most senior representatives of newspaper and magazine publishers in Europe. The overall objective has always been to encourage good law-making for the media industry.

Angela Mills-Wade
Executive Director
The European Publishers Council (EPC)

Nikolas Moschakis, European Policy Adviser

FEP, the Federation of European Publishers, is an independent, non-commercial umbrella association of book publishers associations in the European Union. FEP represents 28 national associations of book publishers of the European Union and of the European Economic Area. FEP is the voice of the great majority of publishers in Europe. Founded in 1967, FEP deals with European legislation and advises publishers’ associations on copyright and other legislative issues.

Anne Bergman-Tahon
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP)

FIPP – the worldwide magazine media association – represents companies and individuals involved in the creation, publishing, or distribution of quality content, in whatever form, by whatever channel, and in the most appropriate frequency, to defined audiences of interest. FIPP has more than 700 member companies, which include 56 national magazine associations, 504 publishing companies with international interests, and 153 suppliers to the industry and associated organisations, in 63 countries, all of whom use FIPP to find new business partners and gather information on potential markets. FIPP represents more than 6,000 member magazine titles, which include almost all of the world’s leading magazine brands.

Chris Llewellyn
President and CEO

The Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community committed to sustainable, high-quality journalism, empowering newsrooms through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. The GEN Board Members support this mission and have signed the GEN Manifesto. We are driven by a journalistic imperative and a common goal: Content and Engagement First.

Bertrand Pecquerie
The Global Editors Network (GEN)

IAB Europe is the voice of digital business and the leading European-level industry association for the interactive advertising ecosystem. Its mission is to promote the development of this young and innovative sector by shaping the regulatory environment, investing in research and education, and developing and facilitating the uptake of business standards. Together with its members – companies and national trade associations – IAB Europe represents over 5,500 organisations

Townsend Feehan
IAB Europe

Intergraf represents 22 national printing federations in 19 countries across Europe. Intergraf’s main task is to promote and protect the interests of the printing and related industries and to enhance the sector’s competitiveness through lobbying, informing and networking.

The printing industry in the 28 EU countries comprises more than 118,000 companies and employs some 685,000 people. The turnover in the graphic industry is about €88 billion.

Beatrice Klose
Intergraf vzw is an independent non‐profit organisation established with the purpose of promoting quality cross-border and in-depth journalism in Europe.

Ides Debruyne
Managing Director
Journalism Fund

Founded in March 2003 by some of the Europe’s leading content brands, OPA Europe is the only pan European publishers association focused entirely on digital content strategies, digital business and lobbying. It represents the interests of first-rate online publishers: New York Times Global, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Corriere della Sera, Le Figaro, El Mundo, Grupo Espresso and others, before the advertising community, the press, all European institutions, and the public at large.

Jean-Christophe Potocki
OPA Europe

Rosalia LLoret, Head of Institutional Relations

WAN-IFRA is the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. Its mission is to protect the rights of journalists across the world to operate free media, and provide its members with professional services to help their business prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in open societies. It derives its authority from its global network of leading news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 80 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.

About GAMI - GAMI is a WAN-IFRA program that works to enable partnerships between news media companies, developers, and innovation centers. It supports an international network of media innovation labs, research centres, innovation clusters and tech entrepreneurs.

Stephen Fozard
Project Director Global Alliance For Media

media partners

The Future Media Lab. invites European associations representing media and media stakeholders to join as content partners. Association partners help shape the Future Media Lab. debates and are invited to use the content coming out of the debates for their own work at EU level. They are part of the core network of the Future Media Lab..

DIRECTION aims to promote and support different sectors of Greek economy by offering in daily basis valid, timely and accurate information. DIRECTION publishes a significant number of business publications and newsletters, and retains a strong web presence covering the following areas: Marketing, Communication & Media, Retail & Industry, Corporate Social Responsibility, New Technologies & Telecommunications, ,Personal Care, and Sports

Dimitris Tsoukalas

dnv-der neue vertrieb is the German comprehensive magazine on press marketing and press distribution. Our magazine informs decision makers in publishing houses and retail about products, trends, techniques and logistics. dnv-der neue vertrieb is on the market every two weeks.

EurActiv, the European Media Network present in 12 EU capitals, publishes free EU news and facilitates EU policy debates for policy professionals in 12 languages. With 2.8+ million page views and 660,524 ‘unique visitors’ per month, EurActiv is the leading online media on EU affairs. We address 80% of our readers in their own language.
EurActiv targets EU policy and business stakeholders, journalists, NGOs and other multipliers across Europe. EurActiv provides a ‘one-stop shop’ where users can compare major stakeholder positions, original source documents, videos and informed opinion from guru bloggers.

Christophe Leclerq

Dominique Ostyn, Director of Communications

‘new business’ is a weekly German media and advertising magazine. It reflects the developments taking place across TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, outdoor, digital and agencies. The website is an online service with breaking news and a daily newsletter.

Reiner Kepler(pictured)
Volker Scharninghausen

Wibbitz is a technology company aiming to change the way we consume information on mobile devices. Founded in 2011, Wibbitz cleverly re-packages textual content into rich and informative video summaries that can be watched conveniently on mobile screens, at home or on-the-go. Using Wibbitz technology, publishers can dramatically increase their video inventory and online ad revenue sales.

Hilary Kay
Marketing & Communication Manager

Think Tank Partners

The Future Media Lab. invites European associations representing media and media stakeholders to join as content partners. Association partners help shape the Future Media Lab. debates and are invited to use the content coming out of the debates for their own work at EU level. They are part of the core network of the Future Media Lab..


In February 2016, iMinds announced that its Board of Directors had approved the intention to merge with imec, the nanoelectronics research center. The merger is set to result in the creation of a new world-class, high-tech research center for the digital economy. The new research center will fuse the technology and systems expertise of more than 2,500 imec researchers worldwide with the sophisticated digital competencies of some 1,000 iMinds researchers from over 50 nationalities. This high-tech research center will further strengthen Flanders’ authority as technology epicenter and region focused on creating a sustainable digital future, whilst targeting maximum regional impact.

Professor Caroline Pauwels
Rector, VUB


The Center for Journalism Studies (CJS) was founded in 2007 at the Department of Communication Sciences embedded within the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Ghent University. The centre pursues different lines of investigation and specifically aims at expanding theoretical, practical, legal and technical aspects of journalism and news production at both the multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research levels.

Professor Karin Raeymaeckers


The Centre for Communication and Computing (CCC) is dedicated to exploring the nexus between computing and human communication. The purpose of the centre is to facilitate collaboration among researchers from different scientific fields who share a common interest in the study, design and creative uses of information technologies in order to enhance the ways that people communicate and collaborate in their work, social and everyday lives.

Klaus Bruhn Jensen
Head of Center


The Communication Research Centre (CRC) is a special unit within the Department of Social Studies at the University of Helsinki. CRC coordinates the Media and Communication Studies’ applied research and development projects.


The School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was founded in 1991 with the mission to provide the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for conducting journalism and investigating issues related to journalism and mass communication. Having a distinctly interdisciplinary faculty profile and program of studies, the School’s research activities cover a wide spectrum of fields and sub-fields of journalism and media studies: new media (theories and practices), media technology and applications, sociology of media/ cultural industries, media genres and popular culture, visual communication, socio-psychology of media audiences/practices, media economics/ management/ marketing, journalism and media ethics, communication theory and media history.

Grigoris Paschalidis


The The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) is an academic centre within the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (Florence). It is headed by Professor Pier Luigi Parcu and its residential team is composed of experts in the following areas: legal studies, new media policies, media markets and economics, political science and political communications. The Scientific Committee of the Centre is composed of renowned academics in media studies. The CMPF aims at enhancing the awareness of the importance of freedom and pluralism of the media, to contribute to its protection and promotion and to develop new ideas among academics, policy makers, regulators, market stakeholders, journalists, and all other directly involved professionals who take part in the public debate.

Pier Luigi Parcu

Elda Brogi, CMPF Scientific Coordinator


The Media Research Center at the Department of Public Communications of Vytautas Magnus University functions as a virtual research and analysis hub where critical enquiry and research projects are initiated and critical thinking about the changing roles and functions of the media is stimulated. Its varied activities move around research and analysis projects centering on mediaís reactions to economic, technological and socio-cultural changes in Europe. By tackling various questions, the MRC achieves several aims: it creates forums for discussion, analysis and co-operation; it provides insightful comments and analysis based on media research; it organizes workshops and events; it stimulates the visibility of European media and communication research.

Professor Auksė Balčytienė


The Digital Catapult develops breakthroughs for the UK around four areas of opportunity: 1) Sharing closed data between organisations; 2) Sharing personal data in a way that’s secure and trusted; 3) Sharing content and licensed data more simply; 4) Sharing data generated across the Internet of Things.
These are the hard kinds of data to share, but offer huge potential - an estimated £200bn of value could be unlocked for the UK. We do this by sparking pioneering collaborations and marketplaces to accelerate economic growth and productivity.
Our first centre opened in London in November 2014 and there is now a growing network of Digital Catapult Centres and communities across the UK. From running pilot projects through to large scale initiatives, the Digital Catapult takes actions to fix real problems and enables innovation to happen with impact. Find out more