YouTube stars interview European Commission President Juncker
- BIK team
For many young digital influencers in Europe, using social media and video-sharing platforms has become intrinsic in their daily routine whenever they want to disseminate information. Recognising the potential of these platforms to bridge gaps between the policy makers and European youth, European institutions are increasingly using such technologies as dissemination tools also.
- BIK Team
Listening to the voice of young people has long been part of the European agenda. In a recent event, President Jean-Claude Juncker proved to be a keen conversationalist as he spoke with some of today's most popular digital influencers among young people; that is, YouTubers.
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Following action lines concerning the protection of children online as identified in the proposal reviewing the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from May 2016, Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced, in a recent blog post, that the first meeting of the Alliance to better protect minors online took place on 27 September 2016.
On 15 June 2016, eNACSO (the European NGO alliance for child safety online) releases "When Free Isn't", a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online.