Webinar: Youth Information and MIL: Navigating the infodemic

On 27 October 2021, during the UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy week, ERYICA will host its fourth webinar in collaboration with the Council of Europe on Youth Information and MIL: Navigating the Infodemic.

The alarming rise of disinformation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of building public resilience and ensuring our right to information. Media and Information Literacy (MIL) encompasses the ability to interpret, critically understand and express one’s own creativity through digital media, as well as the practice of meaningfully engaging with media and information channels.

With the exponential increase in information and communication due to rapid technological developments and the rise of social media comes a range of questions. How can we ensure the right to information in times of disinformation? How can we access, search, critical assess, use, and contribute to media content development? How can youth information work support young people’s MIL skills? Which tools and resources would be essential to ensure that youth information workers are well equipped to respond to young people’s needs?

This webinar aims to explore how MIL permeates all facets of youth information work and the role that the services play to support young people’s MIL. It will feature the perspective of youth information providers, youth workers and different experts in MIL. It will also present the interim results of the EU-funded project SMaRT-EU project, which aims to develop tools for social media resilience with an intergenerational approach.

You can register now at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdu6tqDMvHtN3kJ_3G-_8XYuVFVyRZaj8

Preuzeto sa: ERYICA