UAB will lead EMEDUS, a project that will analyze the situation of Media Education in all EU countries

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During the last quarter of this year, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), through the Department of Communication and Education and a consortium of six other institutions, will launch the project "European Media Literacy Education Study (EMEDUS).

The initiative which will run for two years. It will be funded in part by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission General Direction for Education and Culture. The initiative will include a comparative analysis of the consideration of Media Education in national curricula of the 27 countries of the European Union (EU).

The project aims specifically at improving the policy recommendations on education in the field of media literacy in the countries of the EU and the rest of Europe. Another objective of EMEDUS is to analyze Media Education resources for teachers, media skills and competencies and their relevance.

 

The first project activity is the analysis of existing literature on the subject in the 27 EU countries, both in formal and informal education. The project will also study, with special emphasis, on minority groups that are at risk of exclusion. In the last stage, the project will operate an entity similar to an observatory in order to collect all the information recorded and act as a hub of knowledge on the subject.


The consortium consists of European Association for Viewers' Interest (EAVI), University of Minho, Institute for Educational Research and Development, Istituto di Studi Politici e Sociali Economici, School of Communication and Media and Pedagogical University of Krakow.