18th Conference and 17th General Assembly of COPEAM

12 May 2011 to 15 May 2011
Agia Napa, Cyprus



Paris, Apr 10

17th Conference and 16th General Assembly of COPEAM

Paris, 8th - 11th April 2010

The 17th Annual Conference of COPEAM, organized in collaboration with INA (National Audiovisual Institute) and under the High Patronage of Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, was focused on the theme "The Mediterranean Audiovisual Stake”. A stake embodied in a series of concrete and ambitious projects aiming at drawing the Mediterranean audiovisual landscape.

This edition was an opportunity to assess the development of the 10 projects adopted by the General Assembly of Cairo, in 2009, which gained the consensus of the professionals of both the Mediterranean sides, as well as to rise a debate regarding current topics of international interest such as sports rights and public access to major sport events.

Finally, a "Call" was launched to support the creation of a Mediterranean television channel, multicultural and multilingual, broadcasting via satellite throughout the whole basin and counting on the contributions of all the countries from both the Southern and Northern shores.