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May 20 2022
11:00am — 12:00pm

Pillars for the International Media and Information Literacy Institute: Futures of Literacy

Media and Information Literacy Event Series at the 3rd World Higher Education Conference

In response to the overarching need to raise awareness of media and information literacy, UNESCO and NORDICOM commissioned a feasibility study into the establishment of an International Media and Information Literacy Institute. The International Media and Information Literacy Institute is being established within the UNESCO-UNAOC Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network framework. Universities from different world regions have agreed to deepen academic cooperation on media and information literacy. The purpose of this event is, thus, to present the rationale behind the establishment of this Media and Information Literacy Institute, its functions, and objectives. Moreover, the event will discuss the role of the Media and Information Literacy Institute in increasing awareness and access to media and information literacy, evidence-based monitoring of media and information literacy development while fostering intercultural dialogue. Speakers from various partner universities will present their activities in media and information literacy and their contributions to the International Media and Information Literacy Institute. This event aligns closely with the “International cooperation to enhance synergies” sub-theme of the Third World Higher Education Conference, as international cooperation and partnerships lays in the core of the International Media and Information Literacy Institute.

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