ENPA publishes its Annual Review 2012
Here is ENPA's Annual Report 2012. As you will see, this Report has the three lady Commissioners on the cover, since ENPA met with Vice-President Kroes (Digital Agenda) two times, Vice-President Reding (Fundamental Rights) on one occasion and Commissioner Vassiliou (Culture) on two occasions in the course of 2012. The Report contains a foreword by ENPA President Ivar Rusdal, a new facts & figures section, an overview of “10 Things we did in 2012” and a new feature entitled “Quotes of the Year.”
The newspaper industry in Europe is currently experiencing one of the most significant transformations in its history. The emergence of new technologies has provided a multitude of new platforms to disseminate news content in exciting and innovative ways. Publishers of newspapers and news media are responding to the challenge of providing digital offers and services that both anticipate and satisfy customers’ demands and changing expectations. If publishers can rely on the right EU legislative and economic environment, the news media sector can continue to increase its influence as a dynamic industry publishing on all platforms. ENPA as an international non-profit association, has been advocating the interests of publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe. This is a comprehensive review of our activities in 2012.
The publication is available for download here
ENPA- Representing publishers of news media and newspapers in Europe
Mr José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, with members of ENPA Executive Committee in Brussels on 8th November, 2011.
Europe is home to a diverse range of newspapers and news media at national, regional and local level. European publishing houses offer a broad menu of professional news, information and entertainment to citizens every day. In doing so, the news media sector plays a unique role in democracy in Europe, stimulating informed debate and promoting engaged citizenship.
ENPA is an international non-profit association, advocating the interests of publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe. ENPA has 32 member associations from the EU Members States, as well as Norway, Switzerland and Serbia. Together its membership represents some 5,200 national, regional and local newspaper titles, published across Europe. More than 150 million print newspapers are sold and read by over 300 million Europeans every day, in addition to the millions of readers of newspapers and news media on digital formats.
A driver of jobs and growth in the European Union, the newspaper and news media publishing sector generated total revenues of €36 billion Euros in 2011. The majority of publishing houses in the news media sector in Europe are SMEs that provide jobs in local communities.