Launch in Paris of the First European Media Literacy Forum

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The First European Media Literacy Forum will be held on May 27 and 28 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This conference is co-organized by UNESCO within the frame of the GAPMIL and will bring together experts, teachers, media professionals, industry, audiovisual authorities, researchers, NPOs, and foundations with the aim to relaunch MIL policies at a European level.

Professionals and institutions willing to participate should contact trough the Conference website before April 4th.

The main objective of the forum is to contribute to the proposal ofrecommendations for the inclusion of Media Education in European school curricula and the development of initiatives in the field of informal education and education for disadvantaged groups.

Resulting from in-depth research in 27 European countries, the EMEDUS project has proposed recommendations to improve media education in each of those areas. This conference will foster debate among institutions, experts, industry professionals, schools and the media as well as among political and regulatory authoritiesin order to discuss and readjust recommendations.

The event also pretends to encourage the creation of a collaborative platform that constitutes the European Chapter of the Global Alliance Partners in Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL).  

This Conference is co-organized by Unesco, the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación and the EMEDUS project, and funded by the European Union. 

You may find in attachment the invitation letter from Jose Manuel Pérez Tornero, director of the conference.