Programme 

​​​EuroPCom is the key annual meeting for experts in the field of public communication. Jointly organised by the EU institutions on 7-8 December 2020, the event will be completely online, and follows the earlier special edition of EuroPCom in June 2020.

In a packed one-and-a-half day programme, communication experts from different sectors will help members of the EuroPCom community to reflect on the major issues around the three key conference themes: Citizens, Green and Digital.

Registered participants will also be able to enter the EuroPCom Market Place to network, meet old friends (and new!), and visit the virtual exhibition stalls of a wide range of institutions and organisations with exciting projects and stories to share.

  • Citizens theme logo 
    Citizens:

    Discussions will focus on the roles of citizens in the EU democracy and on the Conference on the Future of Europe. How can citizens play a leading role in the Conference on the Future of Europe ? What are the emerging forms of political debates? How do regions and cities contribute to the future of EU democracy?

  • Greentheme logo 
    Green:

    Conversations will explore the various aspects of the communication on Green deal. What are citizens expectations ? How can we engage the public in ambitions for climate action? Does the COVID-19 outbreak change the game?

  • Digital theme logo 
    Digital:

    Discussions will reflect on innovative digital forms of participatory democracy as well as disinformation in time of crisis. What are the latest trends, tools and platforms enabling citizens to have their say in co-constructing the future of European democracy? How to recognise and counter disinformation narratives?

 
09:45 - 10:20
The EuroPCom Morning Show

​Grab a coffee and kick-start your neurons with this informal intro​​​duction to EuroPCom 2020!​

 
 
10:30 - 12:00
Opening session - Time for Communica[c]tion

A high-level panel of experts in the three conference themes of Citizens, Green and Digital, share their thoughts and ideas on communicating in the current pandemic and on the two flagship initiatives, and answer your questions.​​

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly highlighted the need for communication lead to action, as well as the key role of communication in facilitating government action and public response.

In this opening session of EuroPCom 2020 – Time for Communica[c]tion, the panel of expert speakers, drawn from organisations active in each of the three conference themes, will share their thoughts and ideas on communicating in the current pandemic, and the two flagship initiatives.​

 
 
12:15 - 13:15
EuroPCom Talks

Three inspiring speakers, each an expert in one of the conference themes of Citizens, Green and Digital, will share their views on communicating around their area of expertise.​

 
 
13:15 - 13:20
Tell it like it is!

​Light-hearted review of the morning session "by De Kiesmannen".

 
 
13:20 - 14:15
Eat and meet in the EuroPCom Market Place!

Time to relax, grab some lunch, and meet old and new friends in the EuroPCom 2020 Market Place. Plus chat with the many different projects and organisations​ which will be exhibiting there. The Market Place will be open from lunchtime to 18:00 on day 1, and from 09:00 until 17:00 on day 2.

Our Virtual Marketplace will host multiple exhibitors who are eager to present their projects and exchange ideas with you. Please stroll around the virtual booths, make contact with the different organisations and projects, schedule 1:1 meetings, or follow group demo sessions.
 
 
14:15 - 15:45
Workshops

​Follow the exchange between the panelists and seize the chance to fire your questions at them.​

 
 
16:00 - 17:30
Ideas Labs – time to experiment

Deep dive into your selected theme to actively work online with other participants! Get prepared to share your ideas and experiences with the other members of the Lab!

The Ideas Labs will be very collaborative and participatory workshops, best suited for people who are willing to work together in small, facilitated groups to exchange their ideas and views with other participants. Each Ideas Lab will be different in terms of subject matter and what it expects to generate, from new ideas and concepts to concrete plans for future action.

Due to the participatory nature of the labs the number of participants in each Ideas Lab will be limited. Registrations for a particular Lab will be closed when sufficient people have indicated they wish to join it. Everyone who was able to register their interest will be allowed enter the "lobby" of their Ideas Lab shortly before it is due to begin, with access to the actual Lab granted on a first-come first-served basis.

If you do not wish to participate in an Ideas Lab, or the available spaces have all been taken up, we encourage you to visit the EuroPCom Market Place, meet other participants and find out more about the many projects and organisations who will be exhibiting.
 
 
17:30 - 18:00
The EuroPCom Evening Show

​Wind down with this humorous look back on Day 1 of EuroPCom "by De Kiesmannen".

 
 
08:45 - 09:00
New day – new beginning

​Recap of Day 1 and intro to Day 2.

View the outputs from the Ideas Labs the day before, and get ready for the second day of EuroPCom 2020 – Time for Communica[c]tion.

 
 
09:00 - 17:00
EuroPCom Market Place

​Visit the diverse range of organisations exhibiting in the Market Place, and meet up with friends old and new. The Market Place will be open on Day 1 from lunchtime until 18:00, and on Day 2 from 09:00 to 17:00.


Our Virtual Marketplace will host multiple exhibitors who are eager to present their projects and exchange ideas with you. Please stroll around the virtual booths, make contact with the different organisations and projects, schedule 1:1 meetings, or follow group demo sessions.

 
 
09:00 - 10:30
Workshops

​Follow the exchange between the panelists and seize the chance to fire your questions at them.

Second round of workshops on the three different themes, with topic experts who will share their ideas and experience with you. Please choose which workshop you wish to attend when you register.

 
 
09:00 - 12:15
Local media meets EuroPCom

​Training session focused on local and regional journalists and media representatives.

How to reach and chase your audience online? What are the new storytelling formats? Join the session to get answers to these questions, talk with regional TV journalists and learn about the latest trends through case studies and practical exercises. This is a limited-availability training session, organised in cooperation with CIRMCOM Regional, and focused on local and regional journalists and media representatives.
If you wish to attend this session, please select it when you register. Registrations for the training session will be closed when sufficient people have indicated they wish to join it. Everyone who was able to register their interest will be allowed enter the "lobby" of the session shortly before it is due to begin, with access to the actual training room granted on a first-come first-served basis.

 
 
10:00 - 10:45
Digital Detox

​Time for a break – or have a quick visit to the EuroPCom Market Place!

 
 
10:45 - 12:15
Ideas Labs – time to experiment

​Deep dive into your selected theme to actively work online with other participants! Get prepared to share your ideas and experiences with the other members of the Lab!

The Ideas Labs will be very collaborative and participatory workshops, best suited for people who are willing to work together in small, facilitated groups to exchange their ideas and views with other participants. Each Ideas Lab will be different in terms of subject matter and what it expects to generate, from new ideas and concepts to concrete plans for future action.

Due to the participatory nature of the labs the number of participants in each Ideas Lab will be limited. Registrations for a particular Lab will be closed when sufficient people have indicated they wish to join it. Everyone who was able to register their interest will be allowed enter the "lobby" of their Ideas Lab shortly before it is due to begin, with access to the actual Lab granted on a first-come first-served basis.

If you do not wish to participate in an Ideas Lab, or the available spaces have all been taken up, we encourage you to visit the EuroPCom Market Place, meet other participants and find out more about the many projects and organisations who will be exhibiting.

 
 
12:15 - 12:30
More Detox!

​Time for another break – or a quick visit to the EuroPCom Market Place!

 
 
12:30 - 13:30
Closing session – Ask your questions!

​Challenge the EU communication VIPs

Interactive session with the Heads of Communication of the various EU institutions involved in EuroPCom. Are there any remaining questions after two days of EuroPCom? The closing session is the occasion to ask them! Our speakers discuss and close this year's edition of EuroPCom with all the answers you need to go from communication to action!

 
 
15:30 - 16:00
Aftershow - Social media after-party

​Sip some virtual cocktails (or mocktails if you need to keep working!) and celebrate the end of the 11th edition of EuroPCom!