AIPCE Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe

Welcome to the website of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE).

AIPCE is a loose network of independent content regulators for both press and broadcast media. Its annual conferences provide a forum for Media and Press Council representatives to discuss topical issues, to exchange ideas and to offer and receive advice. There is no formal membership and no central secretariat. For more about Press Councils see the What is a Press Council? section.

Enquiries about the Alliance may best be directed to the host organisation of the next conference. In October 2014, the AIPCE annual meeting was hosted by the Raad voor de Journalistiek, in Brussels. (see the Contacts section for more details).

Details of the 2015 AIPCE annual meeting, which is being held in Vienna, will be released when they are available.

This website is operated on behalf of AIPCE by the UK Independent Press Standards Organisation. Please direct queries to

AIPCE has no formal membership structure, However the following European organisations participate in the Alliance’s conferences:

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flagAzerbaijan flagKosovo
flagBelgium (F) flagLuxembourg
flagBelgium (W) flagMalta
flagBosnia flagMoldova
flagBulgaria flagMontenegro
flagCroatia flagNetherlands
flagCyprus flagNorway
flagDenmark flagRussia
flagEstonia flagSerbia
flagFinland flagSpain
flagFrance flagSweden
flagGeorgia flagSwitzerland
flagGermany flagUK
flagHungary flagUkraine

While maintaining a European focus, AIPCE has welcomed to its meetings and activities representatives from other regulatory authorities. Details of those other regulatory authorities can be found on the Members page of this website.