Citizenship Project round 4 (January - May 2017)

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Thirteen TV stations, all CIRCOM members, are taking part in 4th edition of the Citizenship co-production project. Thanks to a grant from the European Parliament, they will be able to produce a total of 39 stories about European matters and give a voice to the citizens of the continent, in total editorial independence.
The project was kickstarted on December 16th 2016 as members held their first editorial meeting to pick the three main topics that they will cover:

  • Big cities
    sub-themes: Mobility – (Un)Employment – Start up – Uber – Health – Urbanistic – Rural exodus – Depopulation – Relations of countryside inhabitants with cities
  • Border lines
    sub-themes: 60 years of the Rome Treaty: what’s next – EU Citizenship – Gender – Digital natives – Pension – Aging – Health– (Un)Employment – Start up – Innovation in agriculture
  • Future
    sub-themes: Russia – Turkey – Syria – Ukraine – EU Army – Territorial Defense – Refugees – Communities – Cross border cooperation – Ocean – Neighborhood policies – Exodus abroad – Schengen

Each of the co-production members will produce three stories locally and make them available to all other CIRCOM members to broadcast. The production will start shortly, and last until May 2017.

The 13 active members of the 4th round of Citizenship co-production project are :

BNT - Българска Национална Телевизия
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FTV - France Télévisions
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HRT - Hrvatska Radiotelevizija
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MTVA - Médiaszolgáltatás-támogató és Vagyonkezelő Alap
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RAI - Radiotelevisione italiana
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RTBF - Radio Television Belge de la Communaute Française
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RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
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RTPA - Radiotelevisión del Principado de Asturias
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RTVS - Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska
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RTVSLO - Radiotelevizija Slovenija
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TG4 - Teilifís na Gaeilge
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TVP - Telewizja Polska
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TVR - Televiziunea Română
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The Citizenship project has been running successfully from 2013. Appart from the current round 4, there were 3 previous rounds of the project:

Citizenship Project - round 3 (June 2015 - March 2016)

Citizenship and Election Process (September - December 2014)

Citizenship coproduction project (April 2013 - May 2014)

The entire collection of stories produced within the project is available to all CIRCOM Regional members, free of charge, in order to have a wide European broadcasting of the material. The project has reached till now more than 30 million viewers all across Europe. If interested in broadcasting reportages produced, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is a fact that as Regional Public Service Broadcasters are defending freedom of speech, it gives them the credibility to broadcast this kind of stories as close as possible to the European citizens. The project shows a great commitment of Regional Public Media in the public debate about the future of the European citizens!


Citizenship co-production project is co-ordinated by Alexandre Pletser.

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Alexandre Pletser
Coproduction Coordinator
RTBF, Belgium
tel: +32 2 737 41 98
mob: +32 475 94 01 00
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