Empowering citizenship through media literacy

The European Broadcasting Union is a supporter of Get Online Week 2012 and is organizing a media literacy event that will take place in Brussels on 1 March 2012. During this event it will highlight the key role public service media plays in promoting media literacy, identifying the media literacy projects of their 85 national media member organizations in 56 countries in and around Europe.

On 1 March 2012 decision-makers and experts will gather at the EBU office in Brussels to discover how public service media (PSM) facilitate citizenship through media literacy – a key objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe.

During the morning session, a TV show will highlight how PSM and their partners connect with their audiences across Europe through a diverse range of projects involving key stakeholders. In the afternoon, PSM professionals, literacy experts, European policy makers, civil society representatives and programmemakers will have the opportunity for a hands-on debate during parallel workshops.

One workshop will focus on a discussion of media literacy and empowerment towards democracy. In the other, participants will work towards creating a ‘toolkit’ to promote the principles of media literacy across the broadcast media and facilitate further exchange and cooperation with potential partners.

» Download the event’s programme
» Find out about EBU’s key messages on media literacy