Media, Information & Digital Literacy Organisations in Europe Luc Steinberg 2017-03-10T16:59:26+00:00
Media, Information and Digital Literacy Organisations in Europe
We are compiling a list of media, information and digital literacy-related organisations throughhout Europe. Click the + buttons to see organisations listed by country. This is by no means a comprehensive list (yet), however if you would like to add your organisation, append your organisation’s information or you have any suggestions to add then please get in touch with us at [email protected].
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.”
“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.
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.
Evens Foundation “The Evens Foundation is a public benefit foundation based in Antwerp, Belgium and with offices in Paris and Warsaw. The Evens Foundation initiates and supports sustainable projects, and awards biennial prizes, that contribute to the progress and strengthening of Europe based on cultural and social diversity. The Evens Foundation initiates, develops and supports projects that encourage citizens and nations to live together harmoniously in a diverse Europe in the world. It promotes respect for diversity, both individual and collective, and works to strengthen people’s physical, psychological and moral integrity.”
“European Schoolnet is the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. As a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to our key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners.”
“L’éducation aux médias est au coeur du projet de Média Animation. C’est avant tout un projet “politique ” et un enjeu de citoyenneté active et responsable : faire des citoyens de véritables acteurs de la vie culturelle, de la démocratie et de la vie sociale dans une société de la communication médiatisée.”
The Media & Learning Association is an international, not-for-profit association with its headquarters in Belgium. The Association promotes and stimulates the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. The association has a proven reputation for organising timely, high-profile and quality driven events. One of the main activities is the organisation of the annual Media & Learning Conference which is organised in collaboration with the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training and the European Commission.
Mediawijs.be, the Flemish Knowledge Centre for Media Literacy, started in January 2013 on initiative of the Flemish Government and in collaboration with iMinds Media. Mediawijs.be wants to make all citizens today and tomorrow able to consciously, critically and actively move themselves in a mediatized society. It plays a coordinating and inspiring role within the media literacy field. The aim of Mediawijs.be is to strengthen the media literacy initiatives, by bringing together partners in the working field, the private and public sector in consultation and collaboration courses.
The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre works for the protection and empowerment of children and young people on the Internet by awareness raising, training, consultations and acting on reports from the public about online sexual abuse and exploitation of minors. By increasing digital literacy among children and youth we have been promoting the positive, safe and responsible use of Internet and information and communication technologies since 2005.
An association for media literacy and media education in cyprus. ICFFCY has proven its commitment to the media arts in Cyprus, promoting strategies for conflict resolution, intercultural dialogue, respect of human rights and peace by implementing media education through various projects and activities.
Established in 2009, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) works to empower civil society organisations and community groups with the tools to communicate their message to a wider audience. Through training and dedicated production support, equipment loan and access to a state-of-the-art production studio, CCMC promotes the benefits of community-based media by giving people the skills to be in control of their own messages. We believe that through our work we can be an example of best practice, aiding the establishment of a vibrant community media sector in Cyprus.
Translit is a project mapping media literacy provision in the 28 EU member states. A report is available for each country examining the situation in both formal and informal education, in relation to regulation and co-regulation, for all ages and settings.
The Association for Media Education and Communication Culture (German: GMK) is a nationwide professional association for education, culture, and media. It stands for the advancement of media education and media competency. The GMK is also active in Switzerland and Austria. The association brings interested and engaged people from sciences and practice together, and ensures the exchange of information.
The FWU Institute is the media institute of the 16 federal states with the production of audiovisual media and its use as teaching and learning tools in education, education and science. This includes consulting and development services for mediendistibution and media information systems. We produce media for education. Our main focus is on the production of high-quality films and working materials for school teaching – central, didactic and for all grades.
StreetGriot Medienpädagogik eV organizes media educational projects, in which young people are stimulated to creativity, independence and courage to their own ideas. In our projects, we create intercultural learning environments in which young people are involved in the exploration of important questions.
Since 1949 the JFF has been investigating how younger generations deal with media through research and practical experience. The media usage of adolescents and promoting media competence has been the starting point for JFF activities in the fields of research and pedagogical work for more than 60 years. Combining empirical research and educational practice is characteristic of the work of JFF. Research results form the basis of educational schemes for educational, developmental, and cultural work with children and adolescents. These research activities are reciprocally supplemented by educational practice.
The change of view is a media educational institution based in Göttingen and regional offices in Bremen, Gießen and Hamburg. They have been registered as a non-profit organization since 1992. They carry out educational projects for educators and interested persons (educators, teachers, social educators, technical students), realize media projects with children and young people, realize the media-pedagogical cooperation with parents and create didactic materials and publications.
It wants to examine the concept of Media Literacy in Europe, how it has been defined at European institutional level and academia and the experience of community radio, and explore how it has been -or could be- embedded in the content of the training curriculum being delivered by community media as to promote better understanding of how to ‘read’ the media among citizens, but also how to ‘write’ more informative and balance content in the shape of media literacy broadcasting products- as to promote equality, pluralism and diversity, and to increase active citizenship actions through media.
They specialize in radio, television and multimedia projects and have long-term partnerships in education and training. Their offers are aimed at people of all ages: children, students, young people, students and adults. Their media educators come to you and bring you everything: competence, tailor-made concepts and technology. Their participants learn to understand the media, to design it themselves and to question it critically.
“Zaffiria is a centre based in Bellaria Igea Marina in Italy. It is engaged in offering and developing media education in schools and extraschools. Our aim is to promote media education and children’s rights, the social participation of children through the creative use of media and art education. On a European level the Centre has worked in partnership with several european projects. Zaffiria organises a national conference [email protected] every two years, bringing together professors, researchers and educators in the field of media education from all over Italy. The Bellaria Charter emerged from [email protected] 2002, considered to be the first Charter defining a set of values for media education professionals proposing definitions and objectives for media education. We collaborate with CORECOM of the Region of Emilia-Romagna in the protection of minors and with public institutions in different regions to promote media education.”
“The National Electronic Mass Media Council is an independent, autonomous institution enjoying full rights, which, within its competence, shall represent the interests of the public in the field of electronic mass media and supervise the latter so that in their operations they observe the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, this Law and other regulatory enactments.”
“The National Audiovisual Centre (NAC) is a cultural institution established in 1989 under the authority of the Ministry of Culture. Its mission is the preservation, enhancement and promotion of audiovisual heritage and photographic of Luxembourg.”
“Media Smart is a non-profit program of literacy on advertising on various media (media) for children between 7 and 11 years old. The goal of Media Smart is to provide the tools children to help them understand and interpret advertising, preparing them to make informed choices. the Media Smart develops and provides free materials for educational purposes to primary schools where they teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives. the Media Smart is the first initiative of its kind to be launched in Portugal. . It is sponsored by industry and supported by the Portuguese Government All this information is accessible via the link: http://videos.sapo.pt/jrN6y406awHgcgEJuNil”
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 Swedish Film Institute works to promote film across the board – from idea to finished product, during launch in Sweden and around the world, and by preserving films for posterity in our archives.”
The English and Media Centre is an independent educational charity with a national and international reputation as a Centre of Excellence. It is a development centre, serving the needs of secondary and FE teachers and students of English and Media Studies in the UK and beyond. They are unique in being a group of teachers, working in a voluntary sector organisation and able to draw on our close connections with colleagues in the classroom.
Media Power Youth is a non-profit working to empower youth to lead healthy, safe lives through smart use of media. It provides programs and curricula that are evaluated and recognized for evidence of a positive effect in helping children understand and make healthy decisions about media effects on violence, bullying, alcohol use, smoking, and food choices.
Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and digital content industry, driving global growth through boosting our economy, celebrating our culture and enhancing our children’s education. They are interested in film education, film festivals and cultural cinema.
They are a Hereford-based production company and charity producing award-winning films and digital arts projects. Founded over 25 years ago by CEO Nic Millington, they have a reputation, locally and nationally, for telling powerful stories from unheard voices and nurturing creative talent. It works with communities, schools, groups and individuals to create issue-driven films, heritage and digital arts projects that raise awareness, influence change and celebrate rural life.
Watershed is a social enterprise and a registered charity. As the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West, they advance education, skills, appreciation and understanding of the arts with a particular focus on film, media and digital technologies.
Signals is a centre for creative digital learning. It specialises in film education and uses digital production for social, learning and creative outcomes. They are a multi award winning arts and education charity that provides courses, workshops and projects across the region. They support creativity and learning at all levels, including working with schools, community groups, the cultural and third sector and new talent. They do this through the provision of courses, project work, production and training.
MediaEd is the UK media and moving image education site, with information about using film in schools, including how film can help deliver the curriculum, filmmaking by children and young people, with examples of project work and advice on equipment, media literacy in the UK, Europe and around the world, media education teaching ideas including film and video, photography, print, radio and sound, what’s on: events, workshops, screenings and conference, where to get support, advice and training, film and media education resources and publications.
CTS is all about widening participation and helping people express themselves through creative media. They have the same approach whoever we work with. They offer clear communication, a strong sense of collaboration and scale-able services to fit the brand and project. Their extensive network of partners from across all sectors really benefits organisations trying to reach new audiences.
he Media Diversity Institute (MDI) works internationally to encourage and facilitate responsible media coverage of diversity. It aims to prevent the media from intentionally or unintentionally spreading prejudice, intolerance and hatred which can lead to social tensions, disputes and violent conflict. MDI encourages instead, fair, accurate, inclusive and sensitive media coverage in order to promote understanding between different groups and cultures.
We are a partnership of three leading organisations: SWGfL, Childnet International and Internet Watch Foundation with one mission – to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network. The centre has three main functions:
Awareness Centre: to provide advice and support to children and young people, parents and carers, schools and the children’s workforce and to coordinate Safer Internet Day across UK.
A small group of librarians convened at Imperial College London to discuss establishing a special interest group specifically in information literacy in March 2003. It was agreed that the group would petition CILIP to create a new special interest group for librarians. The ILG became a full special interest group of CILIP in July 2012, which gave the group greater recognition and a number of benefits.
MEMLI is a grassroots media literacy initiative based in Israel & Palestine. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been a long and bloody one with seemingly no end in sight. But at MEMLI we feel that we can make a difference by changing the way we talk about this conflict by way of making media and information literacy and civil discourse skills widely available to youth living in our region. We believe emotional intelligence skills such as self-awareness, empathy, compassion, logic, reason and critical thinking are a crucial part of creating fertile ground for new ideas for an old conflict.
ICEM was founded in 1950 with the intent of promoting and developing educational media and its use in a variety of pedagogical fields. The preliminary name of the organisation was ICEF (“Film”) and as the founders foresaw the development of the field they altered the name to International Council for Educational Media – ICEM. Since the very beginning ICEM has strived to advance both pedagogy and technology – from the 16mm films of ago to the digital and interactive content of today.
Education: Our goal is to detect and analyze new educational trends, experiment with them, understand and raise awareness of its pedagogical implications and apply them in the action processes of Fundación Telefónica in the most vulnerable social environments.
Employability: We seek to improve the capacities, skills and abilities of young people to increase their opportunities for professional and personal development, particularly among young people at risk of exclusion.
Cultural Action: We aim to bring contemporary culture to society, with special focus on digital culture.
Volunteering: We look forward to mobilize all Telefónica´s employees in volunteer activities that match social needs and channel the company´s principles.
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