2014 conference held in Brussels
The 2014 Conference was hosted by the Raad voor de Journalistiek and held in Brussels. The annual meeting was for AIPCE members only. The following Press Release was issued following the end of conference:
Independent Press Councils of Europe strengthen their cooperation
During the 16th annual meeting of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE), held in Brussels on 9 and 10 October 2014, the Alliance discussed its future.
AIPCE confirmed itself as an alliance of independent European press councils, that is, press councils coming from countries that are geographically located in Europe or member states of the Council of Europe. At the same time, AIPCE confirmed its commitment to continue cooperation with press councils from outside Europe.
The alliance will strengthen the cooperation and communication between its members. As part of this development, the Alliance has established a working group consisting of the councils from three member states. For the first year, the group is made of representatives of press councils from Austria, Belgium and Kosovo. Next year’s annual AIPCE conference will be held in Vienna, Austria.