Secretary General

Elena Lai

Secretary General

Elena acts as the Secretary-General of CEPI, the European Coordination of Independent Producers, raising the profile of European SMEs and guiding them through the Copyright reform and digitization. She also sits on the boards of several projects such as MediaRoad and Creative Skills Europe and the European Commission’s Framework on Gender and Equality and was recently elected as Chair of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s Advisory Committee.

Elena’s real skill is in her ability to influence and create partnerships between all the key stakeholders, both at business and institutional level, here in Brussels and beyond. She has vast experience in identifying EU funding opportunities for programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Creative Europe.  Elena somehow also finds the time to be the Head of Office at Europe Analytica.

Languages: Native Italian speaker, fluent English and Spanish, basic knowledge of French

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Liana Digka

Policy Advisor

Liana Digka works with Elena as a Policy Assistant to advise CEPI on the technology, audiovisual and news media issues affecting them at the EU level.


Liana works hard to ensure CEPI has an insider knowledge of the most important policy issues. She previously worked in the field of energy, tourism, health and food safety in the private and the European public sectors. Liana holds a BA in Political Science and two Master’s degrees, one in European Studies and Diplomacy from the University of MacedoniaThessaloniki, Greece and the other in Media and Communication from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


Languages: Native Greek speaker, fluent English and Italian, good knowledge of French.

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