The 5 things you should know about EMEDUS!

emedusnot1. Database on Media Literacy/Media Education

EMEDUS has built a comprehensive database on Media Literacy in Europe composed of various, usually dispersed, data. Through EMEDUS, this information can be collected and accessed, the database contains:

  • Organizations and Institutions related to Media Literacy –  In this database, there are over 250 entities registered (Ministry of education; Government institution; Network platform; Observatory; Official research institute; Organization of Media Education (or ML); Regulatory authority and Research groups)
  • Literature related to Media Literacy - Bibliography on Media Literacy which includes over 350 documents, from the years 2007 to 2013. There are reports, papers, books and other documents.
  • International and national experts The database compiled by EMEDUS includes a list of 550 experts who work in or are related to Media Literacy in the 27 EU countries studied. and other non-European countries.
  • Audio-visual database on Media Literacy – Testimonials and interviews of experts from other non-European countries. News and audio-visual reports on Media Literacy events (Medea etc.) are also included in a database that can be seen on youtube, created specifically for the EMEDUS project.

2. Comparative analysis of European Media Education

EMEDUS has produced Country Overview Reports that show the situation of Media Education in 27 European Union countries, reporting not only on the national situation of each country but also making a comparative and comprehensive study of media education policies.

3. Media Literacy Observatory

The Media Literacy Observatory is a research platform that serves to explore, recognize and analyze activity in the field. At the same time, it must be able to be a common base for the exchange and cooperation among different actors, with the capacity to be a reference for policies, decision-makers and stakeholders. The contents of the soon to launch Observatory website can be seen on this link.

4. First European Media and Information Literacy Forum (EMEDUS final conference)

The First European Media and Information Literacy Forum was held on May 27 and 28, 2014 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This final conference was funded by the European Commission and UNESCO and co-organized by the EMEDUS Project and the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación (UAB), within the framework of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). The event also served to encourage the creation of diverse collaborative platforms such as the European Chapter of the Global Alliance Partners in Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), the European Media and Film Literacy Observatory, and other initiatives. The Forum registered approximately 350 participants and resulted in a document:  Paris Declaration that can be seen on this link at the UNESCO Website.

5. Policies recommendations (soon to be published)

Resulting from in-depth research in 27 European countries, the EMEDUS project proposed recommendations to improve media education in each of these areas: formal education, informal education and disadvantaged groups. 

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