EAVI organizing a conference on "Media, Education and Citizens", on 6 and 7 December in Budapest
The conference will take place on 6 and 7 December in Budapest, Hungary. It’s organized by European Association for Viewers Interest (EAVI) in collaboration with Visual World Foundation. EAVI is an independent, not-for-profit international civil society organisation. The secretary general of EAVI is Paolo Celot, the president is Maria Lina Marcucci and José Manuel Pérez Tornero y Marco Ricceri are vice presidents. Meanwhile, Visual World Foundation is a nongovernmental organization based in Hungary.
The objective of the conference “Media, Education and Citizens” is promote the knowledge, debate, participation, the coordinated action of institutions, experts involved in and people interested in the field of media literacy, media education and full citizenship. Between specific objectives are presenting the current status and activities of European research on the assessment of the level of media literacy; and presenting the trends, tools, practices and achievements of the different Hungarian media educational activities and exploring the potentials to include more on media literacy in the national curricula.
On December 6, it will analyze media education and awareness on media and it will open spaces for public debate about citizen, media education and Human Rights. On December 7, will take place four workshops about “Education through media to make positive social changes”. Then it will analyzed ideas and project at the space “Next step”.
At the conference the speakers included are David Buckingham, Professor of Education and Director of the Center for the Study of Children, Youth and Media, who will present the theme: “Teaching media awareness. Results and new tendencies in Europe And the World”; Lajos Aary-Tamas, Commissioner for Educational Rights, Hungary, who will present the theme: “Importance of Media Literacy and the Achievements of the Hungarian EU Presidency”.
The conference targets policy-makers, researchers, intellectuals, journalists, teachers and students and is open to anybody interested in the issues.