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The next meeting of the Media Literacy Expert Group will be held on 15 November 2015 in Brussels. The last one took place on 1 December 2015. Attendance is by invitation only. Agendas are presentations from the meetings are posted in this page.

Mandate of the group

Meeting of 15 November 2016

Draft agenda of the 15 November 2016 meeting

Meeting of 1 December 2015

The Media Literacy Expert Group meeting held on 1 December 2015 addressed various topics such as the scope of the Group and the synergies of Media Literacy with EU policies. There were also two panel discussions. The agenda and presentations are available on this page.

Agenda of the 1st December 2015 meeting

Report of the meeting

General presentation

Szilvia Kalman – European Commission / DG EAC: Follow-up of the Paris Declaration: Tackling radicalisation through education and youth action – funding opportunities through the Erasmus+ Programme

Christel Mercade Piqueras – European Commission / DG JUST, #NoPlace4Hate - Fundamental rights - Tolerance and respect: preventing and combating antisemitic and anti-Muslim hatred in Europe

Evangelia Markidou – European Commission / DG CNECT,  - Online safety and digital literacy

Susanne Kiefer – European Union External Action Service,  - The role of media literacy and media freedom in the EU action plan on strategic communication for the Eastern neighbourhood

Aidan White – Director - the Ethical Journalist Network - Ethical journalism as an inspiration for responsible communications

Jochen Spangenberg  - Innovation Manager - New Media/Deutsche Welle and Reveal Project - The need for social media verification: REVEAL project financed by the European Commission

Alton Grizzle – UNESCO - How can the EU and other international partners contribute to raise awareness of the importance of media and information literacy at global level?

Renee Hobbs - Founder and Director of Media education lab - How can citizens learn to defend themselves from propaganda? Case study: Mind Over Media – Analysing contemporary propaganda (video presentation)

Wouter Gekiere, European Broadcaster Union (EBU) – Responsibility of Public Sector Broadcasters and the role of the EBU

Stéphane Hoebeke – French-speaking Belgium Public Television (RTBF) - Examples of media literacy actions from a public service TV broadcaster

Cecilia Boreson – Swedish Educational Broadcasting company – Example of media literacy actions from a public service radio broadcaster

Margaret Boribon – European Newspaper Publishers Association
Aralynn McMane - The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
News literacy: the Global and European perspectives

Biograpies of speakers

Summaries of presentations

See also: Storify of the Expert Group meeting: 

The European Commission chairs the Group and invites the following categories of participants:

  • Experts nominated by Member States, candidate countries and EEA countries;
  • Representatives of European associations and Foundations active in the field of media literacy;
  • Representatives of international organisations active in media literacy (Council of Europe, UNESCO).

Researchers and Universities can also be accepted as observers. Attendance is by invitation only.

See also the Media literacy expert group details in the Commission register of expert groups.

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