38th Annual Conference: Creative Regions – Creative Economy

Due to coronavirus crisis we all face, in agreement with the host TG4, holding the Annual Conference in presence in Galway, Ireland was postponed to May 2022 instead of May 2021.
Fernando Ojea, the CIRCOM Secretary General, said: “We are grateful to our hosts from TG4 for being so reassuring in this situation and we do appreciate their flexibility to follow whatever CIRCOM decides. I think that we must keep our usual activities and meetings in usual times, but with everything being planned online in 2021”.


Our 38th Annual Conference of CIRCOM Regional will be hosted by TG4, national television channel, broadcasting in Irish.

The theme of the Conference is Creative Regions – Creative Economy. We will explore the role regional public service broadcasters can play in influencing the cultural and economic vibrancy in the region. The conference will also centre around the value of Public Service Broadcasting and its role in promoting the diversity of culture and how we can promote better region-to-region cooperation between media in Europe.

Key conference topics include:

  • Creative Regions/Creative Economies
  • Curation of News & News Consumption in Digital World
  • Trust in Public Service News Journalism
  • Local news & Regional Voices
  • How Young People Consume News
  • The value of Public Service Media

Galway is the European Capital of Culture in 2020 



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