Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 Feature Conference

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 Feature Conference

When: September 24, 2019 to September 26, 2019
Country: Sweden
City/Town: Gothenburg
Website: https://en.unesco.org/news/gl…
Contact: Alton Grizzle (a.grizzle@unesco.org (link sends e-mail)), Xu Jing (ji.xu@unesco.org (link sends e-mail)), or Wang Xiaotong (x.wang2@unesco.org)
Event type: conference/summit/congress/assembly
Organized by: UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, the UNESCO-led Global Alliance for Partnerships on MIL (GAPMIL)
Latest activity: Aug 22

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The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum will be held this year from 24 to 26 September under the theme “MIL Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered”. UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, the UNESCO-led Global Alliance for Partnerships on MIL (GAPMIL), in partnership with the local hosts County Council Region Västra Götaland and University of Gothenburg (Sweden), are pleased to invite proposals for case study/project-related presentations and academic papers for the Feature Conference.

The keywords in the theme of the Feature Conference can be penetrated and discussed from the micro as well as the macro perspective, from an individual point of view as well as institutional and societal levels. In times of rapid societal changes, including in sustainable development, information, technology, and media – how can MIL empower people while building trust? Can we raise critical awareness in the use of media and information sources without risking trust? How can MIL enhance access to media and information? How can the key competencies about how to navigate in the information, media, and technological landscape be taught? Are there innovative ways of reaching out to the adult population who are outside the educational system? How can societies, through good governance, enable a positive development of MIL? What are the cornerstones in facilitating positive initiatives and actions? What can we learn from each other’s experiences to concentrate our efforts to maximize the benefits of what new technology, digitalization, and cooperation provide and to minimize the risks?

The UNESCO-led Global MIL Week Feature Conference is a forum for open and constructive dialogue and discussion about issues and topics shared in many corners of the world. It is a capstone event celebrating state of the art initiatives as well as finding ways forward.

Topics for presentations and papers should be within the fields of MIL and connected to MIL citizens as empowered and informed members of the society; examples of relevant and current research and practices contributing to the enhancement of MIL at the local, national or international levels; policy-related work and government actions that enable sustainable MIL development; studies of the use of media, information and technology as well as other innovative ways to advance MIL development among people. (Please see a list of sub-themes below).

The Global MIL Week 2019 Youth Agenda Forum will take place on 26 September 2019 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Follow the Global MIL Week 2019 official website for updates (coming soon).

For more information, please contact Alton Grizzle (a.grizzle@unesco.org (link sends e-mail)), Xu Jing (ji.xu@unesco.org (link sends e-mail)), or Wang Xiaotong (x.wang2@unesco.org (link sends e-mail)).

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