The European Commission is launching a Call for Proposals for a pilot project on Media Literacy for All. The objective is to test innovative actions aimed at increasing citizens' ability to think critically about content they receive through social media, including content originated by traditional media; increasing users' awareness of the truthfulness of on-line information while at the same time promoting more responsible use of the internet; and to test the feasibility and usefulness of such actions.
Media literacy includes all technical, cognitive, social, civic and creative capacities that allow a citizen to access the media, to have a critical understanding of the media and to interact with it. All these capacities enable the citizen to participate in the economic, social and cultural aspects of society as well as to play an active role in the democratic process. "Media" is to be understood in a broad way: including all kind of media (television, radio, press) and through all kind of channels (traditional, internet, social media).
The Commission invited applicants to identify and extend existing good practice and to test innovative actions which do not duplicate activities undertaken by other entities.
These are the projects selected for funding:
- Social Media Literacy for Change - sml4change - Coordinator: EUN Partnership aisbl (Belgium)
- Newsmavens – women chose real new - Coordinator: AGORA s.a. (Poland)
- The European Media Literacy Toolkit fo Newsrooms - Coordinator: Global Editors Network (France)
- Media Literacy for Living Together - MIL - Coordinator: COFAC (Portugal)
The deadline to submit a proposal wass 8 December 2017.
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