Ariel Trust Ariel Trust is an Educational Charity based in Liverpool that was set up in 1982 to improve the life chances of young people and give them a greater understanding of and access to Media from which they feel alienated. We aim to support the development of resilient young people, working with them to tackle important issues in their lives. Our mission is to „improve the quality of education. We will develop models of best practice based on multimedia projects tackling social themes. At the heart of our work is an evidence-based approach designed to motivate and engage young people changing their attitudes, behaviour and levels of achievement”. This is achieved both through face to face work with disadvantaged young people and through the development of anti-violence education programmes, which are used by schools across the UK. Since 2007 we have developed a suite of interactive software programmes that support teachers to respond to challenging social issues. The resources take a skills-based approach to preventative education and are designed to be used in mainstream education settings, both primary and secondary. The issues that we address are decided in consultation with young people, public sector partners and with teachers and represent the current and emerging threats to our young people. These include racial and homophobic bullying, alcohol misuse and grooming and sexual exploitation. Ariel’s software based resources were originally developed for schools in Liverpool; since 2012 we have been rolling them out more widely as part of the Big Lottery funded programme. During 2015/16 we had expanded our reach to work with more than 300 schools and 21,000 young people during the year. Ariel Trust is an educational charity (Charity Number 519688). We were established in 1982 to work with disadvantaged young people and use digital multimedia to re-engage communities and improve the life chances. We are supervised by a Board of Trustees and supported by a wide range of Public Funders, Trusts & Foundations.
The Evens Foundation is a public benefit foundation based in Antwerp, Belgium and with offices in Paris and Warsaw. The Evens Foundation initiates and supports sustainable projects, and awards biennial prizes, that contribute to the progress and strengthening of Europe based on cultural and social diversity. To promote harmonious living together, the Evens Foundation aims to stimulate efforts to increase media literacy – by raising critical awareness, which implies comprehension and cultural awareness, and by encouraging media creativity. Both of these contribute to the development of highly aware, active and responsible citizens. The Evens Foundation’s media program focuses on learning about the media, with media literacy as an expected outcome. It aims to develop both critical understanding of the media and active participation in the media (production). The Evens Foundation focuses on supporting projects that empower citizens with the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to make them judicious consumers and producers of information. Thus, Evens Foundation’s Media Program consists of a number of sustainable actions: initiating train-the-trainer projects in France, Belgium and Poland, issuing publications media literacy in the fields of exchanging good practices and parents’ role in children’s media education, organizing international conferences and seminars for media literacy professionals, supporting grassroots media projects focused on urban usage of new media tools, giving grants for European Union media literacy programs contributing to raising the media literacy level of European citizens, awarding Media Education Prize and European Journalism Prize biennially.
Fundacja Nowczesna Polska
is one of the leading organisations promoting innovative educational methods, supporting development of digital, media and information literacy competences as well as educating Polish citizens on the intellectual property laws. The most important projects of the Foundation are:
- Media Literacy – the on-line source of educational materials for teachers, librarians and youh workers to popularize the digital and media education for children and youth. Our aim is to educate conscious media users. Supported by experts, we prepared a catalogue of media and information literacy competences approved by the Polish National Commission for UNESCO as a significant input into UNESCO IFAP (Information For All Program). We implement media education training in schools, community centers and libraries. We organise training for teachers, librarians and other youth workers.
- Right to Culture – the project includes activities aimed at helping understand the current copyright laws by conducting the debate on the shape of the legal and social system governing the field of culture.
- Free Readings – the online library open 24/7, 365 days per year, available in every place in the world. It contains over 3200 works pertaining to the canon of the classic Polish and foreign literature from the public domain.
Imec is the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. As a trusted partner for companies, startups and academia we bring together brilliant minds from all over the world in a creative and stimulating environment. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of diverse partners across a multitude of industries, we are accelerating progress towards a connected, sustainable future.
Imec hosts the Flemish Knowledge Center for Media Literacy, Mediawijs.be. In this unit six people daily work on spreading and stimulating media literacy, or media wisdom as we call it, in Flanders. We work on collecting and disseminating all knowledge on media literacy from research, practice, international examples… to intermediaries, teachers, librarians, youth workers, e-inclusion professionals… We also promote media literacy in media and other campaigns to the general public. For all this we organise regional networks of media literacy practitioners, researchers and instances.
The JFF has been investigating how younger generations deal with media through research and practical experience since 1949. For more than 60 years the starting point for JFF activities in the fields of research and pedagogical work has been the media usage of adolescents and promoting media competence.Combining empirical research and educational practice is characteristic of the working methods of the JFF. Research results form the basis of educational schemes for educational, developmental, and cultural work with children and adolescents.These research activities are reciprocally supplemented by educational practice. The JFF is run by the non-profit organization JFF – Jugend Film Fernsehen e.V. The activities of the institute are accompanied by a Board of Trustees with representatives from politics and the media.
Center of Education and Intercultural Communication develops local and European projects encouraging expression and the exchange of views and creative ideas through the use of media. We specialise on how media, image and sound can develop narratives and how they can be introduced in educational environments. Karpos was founded in Athens, Greece in 2008 to gather competencies and ideas in the field of Media and Education. Our non-profit organization is developing activities where media are a tool for self-expression, experience sharing, creativity and professional development. We design and run workshops for children, young people and adults, as well as training for teachers and educators. We strongly believe that, in a society where image and sound surround us, these tools need to be better understood, as more people of all ages realise the strength of media around them and many want to develop visual narratives themselves.
Education, game, digital citizenship, creativity and participation explored with media. In Zaffiria we ask us in what way we can reach these results. Projects, laboratories, training, walks in the Web between old and new media to educate, participate, create, think and play.
Zaffiria is a centre based in Bellaria Igea Marina in Italy. It is engaged in offering and developing media education in schools and extraschools. Our aim is to promote media education and children’s rights, the social participation of children through the creative use of media and art education. On a European level the Centre has worked in partnership with several european projects. Zaffiria organises a national conference Medi@tando every two years, bringing together professors, researchers and educators in the field of media education from all over Italy. The Bellaria Charter emerged from Medi@tando 2002, considered to be the first Charter defining a set of values for media education professionals proposing definitions and objectives for media education.
We collaborate with CORECOM of the Region of Emilia-Romagna in the protection of minors and with public institutions in different regions to promote media education.