The third EU-Western Balkans Media Days took place from 12-13 September in Montenegro and gathered some 350 representatives of media and civil society organisations as well as policymakers from the Western Balkans and the EU.

The European Commission confirmed its support to the region with new initiatives focusing on media accountability, literacy and governance, as well as the promotion of regional cooperation.

The ongoing EU support to media freedom and independence of journalism in the Western Balkans amounts to over €20 million, including €11.5 million through 5 regional programmes and €8.2 million for initiatives in the six Western Balkan partners.