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Policy Brief

Policy brief #22: The future of a chance to boost the local media industry

The Government of the Brussels Capital Region (BCR) foresees within the coming 10 years the development of the, an urban and property development project in the Reyers neighbourhood, located in the Municipality of Schaerbeek. Reyers is already the home of the Flemish and Walloon public broadcasters and other media companies located in the area. The project aims to strengthen the local media industry through the creation of a lively neighbourhood, agglomerating media activities in a media cluster. With, policy-makers strive for increased concentration of media stakeholders in a regional agglomeration, yet the success of government-driven clusters is not guaranteed and many questions are still unanswered. Marlen Komorowski, Ike Picone, and Victor Wiard summarise in this Policy Brief the main findings of the Media Clusters Brussels project.

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