Background information on EU activities related to Media Literacy

Current activities

Presentations on EU policy and actions on media literacy:

"Media literacy from the EU perspective: how to empower citizens with critical thinking towards the media?"  - Opening speech by Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology at the "Media and Learning Conference" on 10 March 2016 in Brussels.
Video recording and presentations at the conference are available on http://media-and-learning.eu/programme

Presentation on EU policy and actions on media literacy at the European Literacy Conference on 21/22 January 2016 in Amsterdam

Previous activities

European Commission:

2006 public consultation on media literacy: Press release

2007 Commission Communication "A European approach to media literacy in the digital environment"

Council of the European Union:

2008 Council "Conclusions on a European approach to media literacy in the digital environment"

2009 Council "Conclusions on media literacy in the digital environment"

European Parliament:

2008 European Parliament "Report on media literacy in a digital world"

Committee of the Regions:

2008 Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on media literacy and creative content online

 

Media Literacy Expert Group meetings - 2011 - 2014