Gesendet am Fr 27. Mai 2022 / 13 Uhr

Building a European Cultural Backbone

Live aus dem Wissensturm


A significant part of public debate takes place today on a few commercial online platforms, whereby the conditions and forms of free expression are made dependent solely on a market-based logic and on the commercial business models of the platform operators.

Since no real democratic discourse can take place under such conditions, it is necessary to create independent, not-for-profit infrastructures and democratic media spaces (“Public Open Spaces”) that enable and promote public debates and opinion-forming under conditions geared to the common good.

Thus we invite to a series of events in Linz, Austria to explore and expand technology for community based exchange and publication.
With collaborative hacking projects we want to push forward a common base for a European Cultural Backbone for community media and their surrounding media spheres.

Parts of the event will be streamed live online due to the very friendly support by CCC – Chaos Computer Club Germany.

Conference site & program:


Radio FRO ist live dabei:

13:00 – 14:30 Uhr
Panel I: European Platform

About the necessity of a federated network and the role of and needs of public service media and civil society broadcasters. What are their ideas for a European platform?

Panelists: Alexander Baratsits (cba, ECB), Nicola Frank (European Broadcasting Union), Eva Kaili (MEP/SD), Paul Nemitz (Principle Advisor European Commission DG Justice), Paul Rübig (MEP/EVP, ret.)
Moderation: Reka Kinga Papp (Eurozine)


15:00 – 16:30 Uhr
Shared Digital Public Space – An Opportunity for Europe
In recent years, the European Union has been taking a more active role in shaping our digital future – a number of instruments are on their way. But something that is still missing on a European level are instruments to foster digital alternatives to big tech platforms and open source development and maintenance. In this panel, we will learn more about already existing examples from Germany, but also initiatives that are taking shape at the European level, and discuss them together in the content of a European Cultural Backbone.


Panelists: Adriana Groh (Prototype Fund, DE), Paul Keller (Open Future Foundation, NL), Helga Schwarzwald (VFRÖ, AT)

Zuletzt geändert am 20.05.22, 19:56 Uhr

Gesendet am Fr 27. Mai 2022 / 13 Uhr

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