GAPMIL – Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy
“The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. Yet, organizations from over eighty countries have agreed to join forces and stand together for change.This pioneering initiative was launched during the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) which took place from 26 to 28 June 2013.”
European Charter for Media Literacy
“The aims of the Charter are;
- to foster greater clarity and wider consensus in Europe on media literacy and media education;
- to raise the public profile of media literacy and media education in each European nation, and in Europe as a whole.
- to encourage the development of a permanent and voluntary network of media educators in Europe, bound together by their common aims, and enabled by their institutional commitment.”
“Citizens must be equipped with the skills to utilise, and benefit from, media. In recognition of this need, the ultimate focus of this Study is to contribute to the development of national educational policies to fit into a supportive European legal framework, aimed at promoting lifelong learning media education. The consortium vaunts a broad knowledge base: it includes all the organisations and experts who have delivered the most significant research at European level on this subject in the last 3 years. In addition to the selected national experts, the United Nations and UNESCO support the Study as associated partners.”
The first European Congress on Media Literacy brought together people in Media Literacy in Belfast in 2004.
Euromeduc organised a second congress for further exchange and reflection, addressed to professionals, researchers and other practitioners involved in media education; policy-makers in education and politics; and representatives from the media industry and the European institutions. The congress provided an opportunity for exchange in order to address the major issues concerning Media Literacy in Europe, at a time when this field is gaining in appreciation. It produced education recommendations and suggestions for action.
The Mentor Project arose from the seminar on Educación de Medios de Comunicación in Sevilla, in February 2002 and was sponsored by UNESCO. In the first phase, the target of Mentor Project was initial training of secondary level teachers. In order to achieve this objective, Mentor Project created a shared media education module for the Mediterranean Basin countries. The innovation of the project is in the will to think about Media Education. For this, it proposed to gather experts and professionals from different countries. After a common reflection, it was possible to propose the prototypes of CV, contents, schedules and eventually actions that aimed at the initial training of the teachers.
Telecentre Europe is a European non-for-profit organisation (NGO) and a member based association with a central office in Brussels, Belgium. They represent publicly funded telecentres/telecentre networks, ICT learning centres, adult education centres and libraries across Europe where children and adults can access the Internet, learn the latest digital skills and keep up to date with technology and community developments.
ECDL Foundation is an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society. Our certification programmes, delivered through an active network in more than 100 countries, enable individuals and organisations to assess, build and certify their competence in the use of computers and digital tools to the globally-recognised ECDL standard, known as ICDL worldwide.
MILION – the Media and Information Literacy Observatory – was born as a tool that was to provide analysis and information, useful for countries and regions, regarding the very current and strategic issue of the Media and Information Literacy, i.e. the capacity to access, evaluate, understand, create and disseminate information through various Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) that exist nowadays. The Observatory will investigate, analyse and provide data and information on the situation and on the progress in the area of media and information literacy on an international level.
Media Coach is a transnational initiative of media resource centres in Europe that share the opinion that an increased level of media literacy through professional media coaches will help the development of our modern ’knowledge’ societies. We offer training opportunities for teachers, teacher training colleges, libraries and social community centres.
European Children’s Film Association
ECFA offers a communication panel promoting new ways of co-operation within Europe in the fields of production, festivals, distribution, exhibition and film education. “We want to create a positive attitude towards European films for children – also in its economic and political aspects.” ECFA is convinced that European films for children and young people could not only succeed, but could also find a profitable audience. Children and young people are not only the future of our society, but also an important part of it here and now, with enormous emotional, cultural and of course material needs
NORDICOM is a knowledge centre in the field of media and communication research, a cooperation between the five countries of the Nordic region – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media founded by NORDICOM is to increase awareness and knowledge about children, youth and media. Providing information and knowledge about new research findings and positive examples will hopefully offer a solid basis for relevant policy-making, contributions to a constructive public debate, and an enhancement of children’s and young people’s media literacy and media competence.