The European Audiovisual Observatory, the Council of Europe’s audiovisual information center is under a new presidency. The Czech Republic takes the reigns from Montenegro, which held the Presidency of the Strasbourg-based Observatory in 2015. Lenka Holubova Mikolasova, from the Media and Audiovisual Department of the Czech Ministry of Culture, represents the Czech Republic in the Observatory’s executive council. This move could bolster Czech cinema, as the industry has the opportunity to obtain significant financing. A public media conference will be held under the Czech Presidency this summer in Prague and the theme of this conference will be announced at the beginning of 2016.