EKOME launches a webinar series on "Raising MIL Skills in the Mediterranean" - Ekome

EKOME launches a webinar series on "Raising MIL Skills in the Mediterranean"

EKOME launched its first series of webinars within the EU Sub Chapter Mediterranean Group based on the five Task Forces: a) promotion, b) research, c) synergies with MIL ALLIANCE (GAPMIL), d) creative Industries, e) MIL in formal education.

The webinars «Raising MIL Skills in the Mediterranean: Policies & Practices» are co-organized by EKOME and UNESCO-MIL ALLIANCE “EU Sub Chapter Mediterranean Group”, aiming to explore contemporary trends and to highlight innovative practices among members.

All EKOME MIL webinars are moderated by Irene Andriopoulou, Research, Study & Educational Programs EKOME, and Co Secretary-General of the International Steering Committee for UNESCO MIL Alliance.

The 1st webinar concluded on October 26, 2020, during UNESCO Global MIL Week 2020. The webinar, the first of a series to follow, launched a focused and systematic public discourse on MIL in the Mediterranean.   


Vassilis C. Karamitsanis, President of ASIFA HELLAS / Animasyros Int. Animation Festival (Greece)

Monica Duran, International Relations CAC – Catalan Audiovisual Council (Spain)

Anaïs Adriaens-Allemand, International Project Manager – CLEMI (France)

Panos Kouanis, President and CEO of EKOME addressed a brief welcome speech. 

The webinar had more than 52 registrations from countries all over the world (Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Morocco, Mexico, Cyprus, Poland).

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“Media and Information Literacy is a trending topic where we need to adapt old key concepts into new media and digital realities”. With great success and 107 registrations from countries all over the world (such as Portugal, Brazil, Spain, USA, Kenya, Palestine, Finland, Hong Kong, Morocco, Cyprus, Latvia, Poland and Bahamas), the 2nd EKOME MIL Webinar “Raising MIL Skills in the Mediterranean: Policies & Practices” took place on February 3rd, in partnership with UNESCO MIL Alliance EU Sub Chapter Mediterranean Group. The 2nd webinar that was Live on Facebook with over 1400 views, focused on the challenges that arose during the pandemic with “disinfodemic – as defined by WHO – being the main challenge that MIL policies need to focus on as a cross-disciplinary approach. 


Lea Čengić, Head of content and media literacy, Communications Regulatory Agency (Bosnia-Herzegovina) 
Nikos S. Panagiotou, Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Head of DCN Global (Ελλάδα)
Antonio Román Casas,  AUPEX (Ισπανία) 

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It is imperative that teachers and educators are properly re-trained (up-skilled) within the new circumstances of home schooling and combine MIL and digital skills within digital inclusion for a “new school experience”, a new MIL pedagogical framework. Digital parenting falls within MIL remit, too. With an impressive number of registrants, 165 in total, from countries all over the world, Greece, Egypt, St Dominicus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Albania, UK, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Croatia, Lithuania, Cyprus, USA, Russia, Japan, Ireland, India, Philippines, Brazil and Finland, the 3rd EKOME MIL Webinar took place on April, 6th, 2021 under the theme “Media and Information Literacy and Digital Skills”. The webinar that gathered over 1000 views from live streaming of EKOME Facebook and YouTube, hosted leading guest speakers in the field of digital media literacy exploring the crossing paths and the challenges embed during and after the pandemic.


Alex Le Voci Sayad, UNESCO MIL Alliance International Steering Committee co-chair, CEO ZeitGeist, (Brazil)

Alessandra Falconi, Head of Centro Zaffiria (Italy)

Cristina Pulido, Serra Húnter Professor of Department of Journalism and Communication Studies, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)

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