•   Wednesday, 29th of February 2012Start: 6:00 pm - End: 8:00 pmVenue: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, aula D.0.07 (Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel)Organised by IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit BrusselLecture and discussion will be held in English                                 Dr. Richard Collins will trace the genesis of European media initiatives and reflect on the relationship between the media, sentiments of identity and political behaviour in a European context. He will draw on his work on European public service broadcasters' pan-European activities and on European Union policies and practices. Dr. Richard Collins Richard Collins formerly worked at a number of UK universities including the University of Westminster, Goldsmiths' College and LSE and has held fellowship and visiting positions at universities in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the USA. He has published extensively including Culture Communication. The Case of the Canadian Television (1990), Broadcasting and Audio-visual Policy in The European Single Market (1994), New Media, New Policies (with Cristina Murroni, 1996), From Satellite to Single Market. New Communication Technology and European Public Service Television 1982-1992 (1998).Policy Unit IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit BrusselThis lecture is closely related to the research activities of the policy unit within IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, as it focuses on the intersection of media, European identity and media policy. Improvements in digital technologies and related convergence processes set a number of challenges to policy makers in different domains and on different policy levels. The policy unit identifies 3 interrelated core challenges on policy research requiring thorough and critical investigation as well as the development and refinement of research methods. Policy challenges are related to (i) content policies; (ii) access policies and (iii) competition policies, each driven by multilevel governance (WTO, EU, national, regional…).. Time schedule: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Lecture "European identity and television" by Dr. Richard Collins More information and registration: http://smit.vub.ac.be/event/42/IBBT-SMIT_LECTURE_SERIES_-_Policy___European_Identity_and_Television__by_Dr__Richard_CollinsMind that IBBT-SMIT organizes two Lecture Series on the same day, we hope to welcome you on one of the two events. More information about the other lecture can be found here.  


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