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EF grants for EU media literacy programs
The Evens Foundation aims to stimulate efforts to increase media literacy in Europe – mainly by raising critical awareness and by encouraging media creativity. Both of these contribute to the development of highly aware, active and responsible citizens. Subscribing the view of the European Commission, that considers “media literacy as an extremely important factor for active citizenship in today's information society, as literacy was at the beginning of the twentieth century”, the Evens Foundation also decided to support a selection of European projects that contribute to raising the media literacy level of European citizens, in 2013.
This call was open for all European media literacy projects that focus on the general public. The project focuses on citizens of all ages, using a household perspective is highly welcomed. The call was accessible for all media types and educational methodologies. Only projects in existence for 1 year or more could apply.
An external jury of international experts decided to support the 5 following projects, out of 60 candidates:
- KUREGHEMNET (Belgium) receives a grant of €10.000 for the project "Double Take on on Life Stories".
- SCHOOL of JOURNALISM (Macedonia) receives a grant of €10.000 to "(De-)construct the media".
- A BAO A QU (Spain) receives €8.000 to organize "Cinema en curs", a "Film Literacy Project".
- CAFÉ BABEL (France) receives a grant of €8.000 for the "EUTOPIA" project.
- SOLAR CINEMA (The Netherlands) receives €4.000 to organize "Film Literacy Workshops" in Spain.
The external jury members were: Frederik Delaplace (BE), editorial director of Mediafin; Eirini Andriopoulou (GR), European Media Literacy expert; Philippe Cayla (FR), CEO Euronews; Francine Cunningham (UK), Director of the European Newspapers Publishers Association and Matteo Zachetti (IT), Deputy Head of the DG Information Society and Media Unit “Media Programme and Media Literacy” of the European Commission.