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 (...)." In addition, the Evens Prize for Media Education is awarded biennially.
Creative Europe is the European Union programme for the cultural and creative sectors. It supports cross-border cooperation projects between cultural and creative organisations within the EU and beyond, and helps the cultural and creative sectors to operate transnationally and to strengthen their competitiveness. It fosters creating platforms of cultural operators promoting emerging artists and stimulating a truly European programming of cultural and artistic works, capacity building and professional training for audiovisual professionals as well as development of fiction, animations, creative documentaries and video games for European cinema, television markets and other platforms. It also supports film festivals that promote European films, offers funds for the international co-production of films and support audience development to foster film literacy.
Modern Poland Foundation (MPF) leads projects devoted to democratic participation, media literacy, freedom of communication and users' rights in the digital world. MPF runs the most popular Polish free internet library wolnelektury.pl with over 2500 books from the public domain. An important forum of copyright debate is the annual CopyCamp conference. The hallmark of education projects is „Media and Information Literacy Competencies Catalogue” and website edukacjamedialna.edu.pl with 198 modules to learn and teach media literacy. The modules were tested in a pilotage program of media literacy in Polish high schools.
Since 2002, Ę has been realizing socio-cultural project all over Poland. The Association trains, gives grants, publishes books, creates and promotes new models of activity in the sphere of culture. They carry out projects arising from their passions and the way in which they observe the world. They remain loyal to values, which are important to them: authenticity, high quality of proposals and getting satisfaction out of what we do. Ę runs a network of animateurs in the entire country. Their experience and skills let them experiment, outline new trends and implement new projects.
The National Audiovisual Institute (NInA) is a public cultural institution established to digitize, disseminate and promote the Polish audiovisual heritage. The statutory mission of NInA is to collect, archive, reconstruct and facilitate the dissemination of the most valuable manifestations of film, music and theatre culture. The Institute initiates and supports various festivals, concerts, conferences and exhibitions and records important events in Polish culture. NInA runs projects harnessing the power of the Internet and addressed to a wide audience. The Institute is involved in initiatives focused on media education and research into audiovisual education and culture 2.0, collaborating with experts on new media, copyright, intellectual property law, and archiving.
Dreamers and Craftsmen (Marzyciele i Rzemieślnicy) is a home for social innovations. Thye have created a meeting place for people who want to search for solutions (and support one another in this process) to the social challenges that multiply around us - especially those important for the city, particularly for Warsaw. Since old ideas don't work for many of the challenges and increasingly often they cannot be solved by just expert suggestions, the invisible hand of the market or administrative actions, it's worth using grassroots ideas of those touched by the challenges, as well as of social workers-enthusiasts who want to give their support. Dreamers offer them space, advice and support in the first steps of their actions.
Mediawise Society is a young Romanian non-governmental organisation whose mission is to develop media literacy among children, youth and adults in an increasingly mediated society. We aim at building a national and regional community of practice in the field of media literacy education and research. Peer learning and knowledge exchange is at the base of the community construction. Mediawise Society is the initiative of three founding members with different areas of expertise – research and media education, TV production and journalism, financial and investment expertise – with more than ten years experience in the relevant fields. Please visit our website for more information.