Evens Foundation
and Partners invite you to
Media Meets Literacy in Sarajevo
Information, disinformation, civic competences.
Exploring the challenges of the rapidly changing media world
Previous conference: MMLW 2015 #MMLS2017
21 & 22 September 2017
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Media Literacy Networking Session

Imagine being given an interesting book, but you’ve only 10 minutes to read it. You can’t read the whole book, but you’ve time to read at least one chapter. Why not?

Now replace the book with a person!

That’s what the networking session on the Media Meets Literacy conference in Sarajevo is going to be like.

The session will mix the “living library” format with a kind of “speed dating”. Yes, that's correct! We will help participants to match with experts and practitioners working in the media literacy field all over Europe.

Out of the 250 guests at our conference, we selected 45 people who would sit at a table, ready to share their unique stories, tools and experiences with you.

When the session starts, participants would go to tables selected by them and would all have 15 minutes to chat and discuss. After 15 minutes, participants change tables. In all you will do this three times. Our master of ceremonies will be there to walk everyone through the process and ensure it runs smoothly.

The purpose of this session is not to try to enable everyone to discover everything about everybody. It is, rather, to create energy and space so that participants can get to know a little about people and work that interest them, and exchange key ideas, important stories and ... visiting cards!

We think this “speed dating” – the matching of interests between experts/practitioners and conference participants – will be both enjoyable and valuable.


Salome Ast

n-ost, Project Manager, Germany

We will discuss the possibilities and challenges of MIL within the Post-Soviet Space and what we can learn from these experiences. I’ll present “Media Navigator”, an online toolkit and network which brings together educators, journalists and media experts from Post-Soviet and EU countries.

Ioana Avadani

Center for Independent Journalism, Romania

How to piggyback the regular curricula in order to insert MIL elements in the regular teaching of languages (including mother tongue), history and social sciences.

Boris Bakal

SHADOW CASTERS, president, Croatia

Ideas on general literacy programs and methods in 21 century as part of New Enlightenment Program.

Marta Białek-Graczyk

Association of the Creative Initatives "e", Poland

Cultural start-up's - how to start and support innovative ideas in culture and media education? The case of PolskaLab project

Katarzyna Bojarska

View. Foundation for Visual Culture, Poland

How to learn to think and act with images: forms of conscious and creative citizenship

Megan Boler

Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Brainstorming about emotions and affect in media education work

Jacob Breuning

Danish Film Institute, Denmark

All children should have the possibility to experience, understand and create film – The Danish experience on film and media literacy

Darko Brkan

Zašto ne?, President, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The effects of fact-checking and promise-tracking on the elections

Manuela Caiani

SNS Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa-Florence), Italy

Media and their impact on extremism and populism in Europe

Paolo Celot

EAVI, Belgium

Beyond media literacy competences: Attention, Awareness and Wisdom

Paolo Cesarini

DG CONNECT, European Commission, Head of Unit, Belgium

Fake news and media literacy: What is the user’s responsibility? When should legislation intervene?

Martina Chapman

Mercury Insights, Independent consultant, Northern Ireland

Finding the pot of gold at the end of the cross-sector collaboration rainbow:

Andy Demeulenaere

imec - Mediawijs, coordinator, Belgium


Maryna Dorosh

NGO Detector Media, editor, Ukraine

Project MediaDriver – multimedia manual for youth about risks and possibilities of the media.

Tijana Femic Bumbic

Novi Sad School of Journalism, Serbia

Creative approach and experiences in implementing media and informational literacy in school programs

Alton Grizzle

UNESCO, Programme Specialist, France

Innovating Media and Information Literacy

Renee Hobbs

University of Rhode Island, United States

Teacher Motivations for Digital and Media Literacy

Vladan Joler

SHARE Foundation, director, Serbia

Deep data investigations, information warfare and algorithmic transparency.

Elvira Jukić-Mujkić

Mediacentar Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The importance of peer-to-peer learning of journalist - strategies for media engagement and development.

Igor Kanižaj

Faculty of Political Science, Çroatia

Djeca medija - how to do successful media projects and win international awards

Kari Kivinen

Lycée franco-finlandais d'Helsinki, Suomi

How to motive youngsters to be interested in politics? How to teach critical thinking? How to provide students with tools to deal with disinformation?

Jaroslaw Lipszyc

Modern Poland Foundation, CEO, Poland

EMELS - European Media Literacy Standard for Youth Workers - to identify skills, qualifications and raise the quality of youth work and training in media education field

Tihomir Loza

SEENPM, Executive Director, UK

What can journalists do to advance media literacy among their audiences?

Julian McDougall

Bournemouth University, Professor, United Kingdom

Media Literacy in the Third Space. Thinking about social practices of media literacy education as operating between the first space (home) and the second space (school, the media), so learning in this third space will involve new formations of knowledge and thus require new approaches to teaching

Thomas Myrup Kristensen

Facebook, Head of Brussels Office, Managing Director for EU Affairs, Belgium

Facebook strategies with fake news

Agnes Nairn

Chair of Marketing, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

How does advertising work and how does it affect us?

Marta Orosz

Reporter, Correctiv.org, Germany

Where did theso-called fake news get us so far in the EU? Different ways fake news shape mainstream media content and manage to distort public discourse. An overview and case studies of some EU countries, such as Germany, Hungary, Romania,.

Alicja Pacewicz

Center for Citizenship Education, Poland

School with Class 2.0 - Story of the 15 year campaign introducing new media and students' voice into Polish schools. Challenges and promising practices in the times of educational turmoil.

Lauri Palsa

National audiovisual institute KAVI, Project Manager, Finland

Reaching out to young adults – a mission impossible?

Jelena Perovic

Communication Officer, UNICEF Montenegro, Montenegro

media literacy, media education - challenges and recommendations

John Potter

Reader in Media in Education, University College London Institute of Education, United Kingdom

I would like to share current thinking about media literacy education, especially its relationship to digital (and other) literacies

Maria Ranieri

University of Florence, Italia

My focus is on media education as a pedagogical strategy to develop youth’s awareness of (anti-)discrimination and support their participation as democratic citizens.

Sally Reynolds

Media & Learning Association, Chief Operating Officer, Belgium

To tell more about the Media & Learning Association, a European not-for-profit Association that currently involved almost 40 members in 17 Countries

Saara Salomaa

National Audiovisual Institute KAVI, Senior Advisor, Finland

Never too young for citizenship skills - systematic approaches for early years' media literacy

Zoran Sekulic

Association od media Serbia Board President, FoNet News Agency Director, Serbia

fake narratives, production of perception and post-truth phenomena in Balkan/Serbian way

Christian Spahr

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Director Media Program SEE, Bulgaria

Media literacy in context of disinformation, media business and media ownership in SEE, investigative journalism & fact-checking, entrepreneurial journalism, journalism education

Aleksandra Temenugova

Head of Study Program, School of Journalism and PR, Skopje,Macedonia, Macedonia

Macedonian Media Literacy Coalition: a possible partnership among media outlets and civic sector for promotion of media literacy through eight motivating initiatives

Jordi Torrent

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), United States

Non formal Media Literacy education opportunities for youth.

Juha van 't Zelfde

Sandberg Instituut, Course director of Shadow Channel: MA Film, Design & Propaganda, Netherlands

Ways of Working: Art, activism and radical imagination.

Mimi van Dun

Mediawijzer.net, Program Manager Communications Media Literacy, The Netherlands

How to succesfully organise a Media Literacy Week?

Christine Vidal

LE BAL, Director, France

ERSILIA: Digital Platform for Thinking Through Images

Sara Wall

Fanzingo, Sweden

Make participatory media matter! How can grassroot media reach it's audience and have an inpact on society?

Adam Watson Brown

European Commission, Policy Officer, Belgium

I'd like to hear ideas on how to make media literacy operational in social media policy. Happy to talk about media policy. Not (yet) an expert in media literacy.

Aidan White

Ethical Journalism Network, United Kingdom

Sara Zavarise

ZaLab, President, Italy

Project Otherness - Evens Prize for Media Education 2017 winner and a creative and cultural space which aims at developing critical analysis on mass media communication into bottom-up video storytelling on identity and migration.