A meeting is a congress, a day for exchanging experiences and learnings in which participants catch up on innovation, progress and problems that affect their activity, in this case, the social communication media. The meetings of the Third Sector media have been conducted regularly since 2004, thaks to the stimulus of the Red de Medios Comunitarios. This way, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Salamanca, Toledo or Alicante have hosted meetings. They are open calls that accept contributions from other sectors or disciplines: social movements, teachers, students, investigators, or people interested in sociology or the right to communicate.
The Meeting14 is an International Meeting: A Coruña will we the host city of a triple event, since we will celebrate:
- European Meeting of Community Media Networks.
There will be representatives from the main European networks, like SNRL (France), CRAOL (Ireland), Närradions Riksorganisation (Sweden), Verband Freier Radios Österreich -VFRÖ (Austria), Bundesverband Freier Radios e.V. (Germany), UNIKOM Union nichtkommerzorientierter Lokalradios (Switzerland), Sammenslutningen Af Medier i Lokalsamfundet – SAML (Denmark), Turun Lähiradioyhdistys Ry (Finland), or Norsk Lokalradioforbund (Norway) among others.
Only these networks represent 1.104 community media entities.
- Red de Medios Comunitarios Meeting:
ReMC is the most representative entity of this sector in Spain. It has close to 40 associated entities. ReMC will hold in A Coruña its General Assembly. Along the meeting there also will be educational workshops, experience sharing sessions with the European networks, and some other surprise.
- AMARC European Board Meeting
The European board of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) will hold its anual meeting in A Coruña. AMARC has 4.000 members and associates in more than 130 countries. AMARC-Europe works actively with the European Union institutions in different fields such as media and information literacy, democratization of media systems in Europe, or protection of minority languages.