Mr. Paolo Celot

Secretary General, European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI)


Paolo Celot is an economist from Pisa University and a European affairs advisor specialising in the media sector. He is the founding member and Secretary General of EAVI – the European Association for Viewers Interests, a not-for-profit organization active in the fields of media, education and citizenship. Before moving to Brussels, he worked extensively in the private and public broadcasting sector both in London and Milan, working with the BBC, RAI and with private channels as well as with television advertising agencies and various public institutions.
Paolo participates in the Experts Group of the European Commission on media literacy, in the advisory board of the European Audiovisual Observatory and in the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society at the Council of Europe.
Paolo wrote books and articles and produced audiovisuals. He also authored four European-wide studies on behalf of the European Commission. He is frequently invited to give presentations in four different languages on media literacy and citizen-related issues.