Empowerment of people through information and media literacy is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge, and building inclusive knowledge societies.
Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that takes into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Read more about MIL.
This clearinghouse on MIL encourages the user’s active participation. Read more about how to contribute.
PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion. Call for Entries. Share your vision! Deadline 27 June 2014. More information here http://pluralplus.unaoc.org
OPEN CALL: Evens Foundation grants for European media literacy projects 2014. The Evens Foundation believes that media education is part of the general education of children, and thus a responsibility that cannot be entirely outsourced to schools or (informal) learning organizations. The scope of this call, therefore, includes European media literacy projects that actively involve (grand)parents. An external jury will select six projects for a grant of €6,000 each. These projects will also be highlighted in the upcoming publication of good practices. Deadline 1 July 2014
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