The NEM InitiativeNew European Media Initiative – is a European Technology Platform, fostering the convergence among Media, Content, Creative industries, Social Media, Broadcasting and Telecom sectors, as well as Consumer electronics to develop a common innovation environment for the new European media landscape.

NEM Summit 2019

Zagreb, Croatia – 22/23 May 2019

NEM Summit is moving to spring and its 11th edition will be organized in Zagreb, lovely capital of Croatia, on 22/23 May 2019. Please, reserve these dates to attend the event and take part in discussions on the latest development in European media, content, and creativity.

The NEM Summit is an international conference and exhibition, organized since 2008 by the NEM Initiative for all those interested in broad area of Media, Content, and Creativity. Over the years, the NEM Summit has grown to become an annual not-to-be-missed event, providing attendees with a key opportunity to meet and network with prominent stakeholders, access up-to-date information, discover latest technology and market trends, identify research and business opportunities, and find partners for upcoming EU-funded calls for projects.

Recommendations for successful European Converged Media

by Vital Media project

During last two years, Vital Media project has been working on establishment of research and innovation strategy of the media community for next 5-10 years. In order to establish the community strategy, the Vital Media project was closely working with the NEM Initiative. Based on the gathered community contributions, summarized in a number of NEM strategic documents, the Vital Media project defined Recommendations to decision makers at European Commission and on the EU Member States level for successful European Converged Media, addressing also the next EU research and Innovation framework program Horizon Europe (FP9), which are summarized in this document.


NEM Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2025

The NEM SRIA 2025 document, containing views of the NEM Initiative community members on research and innovation topics of interests for coming years – towards 2025, have been consolidated during summer 2018 in accordance with the received community inputs. Many thanks to all NEM members for the valuable contributions!

The NEM SRIA 2025 is targeting the next research and innovation program of the European Union “Horizon Europe” (FP9) as well as national and regional research and innovation programs.

Enabling Future Social Media

In spring 2017, the Vital Media project and the NEM Initiative launched a set of activities, in order to engage the European media community and involve its members in discussions about future of the social media and possible European role in the global social media arena. The advocating for the needed activities on social media has been initiated through publication of a call for action “Towards the Future of Social Media”, seeking for needed contributions and actions from the broad European media community. Furthermore, the topic of the future social media was included in the program of the NEM Summit 2017 by organizing a special session with a call for extended abstract on subject of the future social media, inviting several key-note speakers on this topic, and organizing panel discussions at the event and other occasions.

In accordance with the received inputs and outcomes of discussions mentioned above, a White Paper “Towards the Future Social Media” was created and published in December 2017. Based on the White Paper, the Vital Media project, in cooperation with the NEM Steering Board, worked on a deeper analysis of the topics identified in the White Paper and finalized a publication “Enabling Future Social Media”, in June 2018, which is now available for broad audience.

For background information about NEM activities Towards the Future Social Media and to download the corresponding White Paper, please, visit the dedicated webpage here.

Convergence and Media Ecosystems in Europe

The Vital Media project completed its work on establishing a Handbook on Convergence and Media Ecosystems in Europe. The handbook presents the current projects related to the convergence of media and cultular and creative industries. It aims at mapping and identifying the European projects in the field of media in the framework of Horizon 2020 programme.

The handbook can be downloaded here.


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