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e-Conference - Streaming media and Telecommunication: the turning point?
European Union - 10/06/2020
The Foundation organised an online conference on the topic of the media and telecoms in Europe in times of Covid-19 with Roberto Viola, Director-General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission, Gérard Pogorel and Augusto Preta, authors of a recently published study by the Foundation on this topic

The COVID-19 pandemic is tragically affecting our societies worldwide. As we are forced under these extraordinary circumstances to spend more time indoors, severely limiting our movements and journeys, telecommunications networks, communications services and the media are standing in to play a major role in economic and social resilience. They are providing the required tools for a transformed virtual workplace; making entertainment at home possible, at a time when theatres, and sports venues are at a standstill. More than ever before, the transformative nature of digital innovation in the media and telecommunications industries is moving along with the way we are living and working today.

The Foundation organised an online debate on these transformations and challenges that they entail.

*** Speakers ***
- Roberto VIOLA, Director General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission
in conversation with the authors of the Robert Schuman Foundation study "Convergence in Media and Telecom in the face of COVID-19" :
- Gérard POGOREL, Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus Telecom Paris CNRS Interdisciplinary Innovation Institute I3
- Augusto PRETA, Founder and CEO ITMedia Consulting, Rome
Director, IIC - International Institute of Communications

The debate was moderated by Ramona BLOJ, Head of Studies at the Robert Schuman Foundation