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Conference on Audiovisual Affairs "Protection of minors in the digital era"
Monday, 14 April 2014 to Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Zappeion Megaron, Athens

Within the framework of the Greek Presidency of the EU Council, the Secretariat General for Mass Media will organise a two-day Conference entitled “Protection of Minors in the Digital Era”.

The Conference will take place at Zappeion Megaron, Athens, on 14-15 April, 2014.

The Conference, through a multi–stakeholder approach, aims at:

  1. addressing challenges and seeking responses as regards the diverse issues related to the protection of minors in the digital era  
  2. exploring the appropriate initiatives  and actions to be undertaken at national and European-international level for the protection of minors vis-à-vis the converged media

The Conference will focus on:

  1. innovative entrepreneurship at the service of minors
  2. adequacy of regulation as regards the protection of minors (AVMS Directive etc.) in the converged environment
  3. audiovisual commercial communications: the impact on minors of new techniques and forms
  4. strengthening of suitable content for minors
  5. how to make the best use of digital media
  6. social and business entities at the service of digital media literacy

The Conference participants will be representatives of national administrations, experts, European institutions, independent regulatory authorities, academia, industry etc.

Working languages of the Conference will be Greek and English.

If you wish to attend the Conference, please send an e-mail at, providing the following information:  Name/Surname, Entity (Organisation), Country.

Please note: Registration will be available until Monday, 31st of March 2014.

Practicalities (information on accommodation, transport of delegates etc.) will be available on the website of the Greek Presidency in the coming days.

The Conference proceedings will be accessible via live streaming on the website of the Athens-Macedonian News Agency ( and of the New Hellenic Radio Internet Television (NERIT) (

Please click on the link below to find:

a)    The message of the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes in audiovisual file

b)    Presentation slides

c)    The texts of presentations by the speakers at the Conference


Secretariat General for Mass Media / Secretariat General for Information & Communication
Press Officer
tel.: +302109098385
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