MLI acts as an enabler for media literacy stakeholders in Ireland. Our aim is to create a platform for facilitating dialogue and the exchange of ideas, and encouraging the development of sustainable media literacy projects.
We aim to be the acknowledged first port of call to provide support and advice for media literacy stakeholders (national and international). We provide support, advice and guidance to wide range of media literacy stakeholders at home and abroad.
We aim to inspire, encourage and facilitate the development of new media literacy projects, programmes and interventions, such as the MLI Awards Programme.
We aim to foster discussion and debate around all aspects of media literacy in Ireland with a view to helping to identify emerging issues, gaps in provision, opportunities for collaboration. We publish a monthly newsletter and organise events and networking opportunities for members.
We aim to use the strength, reach and expertise of MLI members to collectively highlight media literacy related issues and sign-post to sources of support via multi-stakeholder public awareness campaigns, such as Be Media Smart, Safer Internet Day and Global and European Media Literacy Week.
We believe that no single organisation can achieve our vision in isolation and recognise that members will promote media literacy in different ways at different times.
Any individual or organisation with an in interest in and/or capacity to promote media literacy is welcome to become a member. Members are required to complete an application form and indicate their interest and experience in media literacy.
Membership is free of charge but members are expected to share their media literacy related skills, knowledge, experience and resources with other members. MLI members contribute in a variety of ways such as:
As outlined in the MLI Terms of Reference, MLI is its own entity with its own decision-making powers, organisational structure and responsibilities. MLI members, working on a voluntary basis, are involved in the running of MLI.
A Steering Group of 14 MLI members (and two co-Chairs) provide strategic direction for MLI. The Steering Group meets 3 to 4 times a year and 3 – 4 new members are elected from the membership every two years.
Over 100 members of MLI volunteer to be part of the Working Group Panel. This panel meets 3 to 4 times a year to propose, develop and enhance plans and projects for MLI. Small groups of individuals from the Working Group Panel also volunteer to work on specific projects such as the MLI Awards Programme or the Be Media Smart Campaign.Meet the Steering Group (PDF)
Co-Chair of Steering Group
Co- Chair of Steering Group
Vice-Chair of Steering Group
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