The First European Media Literacy Forum will be held on May 27 and 28, 2014 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This conference is funded by the European Commission and UNESCO into the Media LiteracyAction, and co-organized by the EMEDUS Project and the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación (UAB), within the frame of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Mediaand Information Literacy (GAPMIL). The Forum will bring together governments, audio-visual authorities, institutions, experts, teachers, media professionals, industry, researchers, NGOs, and foundations with the aim of promoting media and information literacy in Europe, discussing MIL policies at a European level and fostering cooperation and initiatives at national and European levels.
The main objective of the forum is to contribute to the establishment of a reinforced European media literacy policy oriented towards theinclusion of Media Education in European school curricula. In addition, it also aims at promoting the development of media literacyinitiatives in the field of non- formal and informal education as well as paying special attention to disadvantaged groups.
This conference will foster debate and cooperation among institutions, experts, industry professionals, schools and the media as well as among political and regulatory authorities with the purpose of promoting media literacy.
The event will also 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.