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Termine zur internationalen Jugendarbeit


Alton Grizzle (a.grizzle@unesco.org),
Xu Jing (ji.xu@unesco.org),
or Wang Xiaotong (x.wang2@unesco.org)

Global Media and Information Literacy Week Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum: "MIL Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered"

24.09.19 bis 26.09.19
Konferenz/Kongress, international
Göteborg, Schweden


The Feature Conference 2019 will address the concept of MIL Citizens and how MIL can contribute to improving the levels of information, engagement, and empowerment for all. By highlighting these issues, we can progress towards the objectives of open and pluralistic information systems, promoting sustainable development, inclusion, equality, intercultural dialogue, and safeguarding democracy.

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.

The Global MIL Week 2019 Youth Agenda Forum will take place on 26 September 2019 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Who shall participate?

All stakeholders from the MIL community across the world, including civil society groups, academic community, research centres, think tanks, governments and public policy makers, United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations, MIL-relevant industries (communication and media companies, technological intermediaries, advertising, film industries, gaming sector, content industries, etc.), other relevant private sector organizations, city officials, smart cities, creative cities, knowledge networks, education institutions, youth organizations, libraries, museums, archives, other social media actors, and information and media professionals.




UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, UNESCO-led Global Alliance for Partnerships on MIL (GAPMIL), in partnership with the local hosts County Council Region Västra Götaland and Universit