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29 · 10 · 2020

Information overload. New project on media and information literacy

Danish Cultural Institute is launching the Nordic-Russian project on media and information literacy



In the age of internet, information is constantly shared – by everyone to everyone. We are all exposed to a jungle of information, which we need to navigate in and evaluate in terms of reliability. The generation of children and youth currently growing up in this environment of constant information flow tends to be exposed to a digital world before being properly trained to critically navigate in it.


The Danish Cultural Institute in St Petersburg proudly announces the new project “Navigating in information: Identify, evaluate, use. Children and youth in the Baltic Sea Region in a digital world”. It aims at developing knowledge among children and youth on media and information literacy (MIL) and providing specific tools for assessing reliability of information.


It is implemented in cooperation with the Nordic Journalists Centre, Media Council for Children and Youth (Denmark), Human Rights Academy (Norway), Swedish Media Council, the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg. with support of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education. The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.


We are glad to announce this initiative during the Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24 – 31 October 2020). The yearly Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, initiated in 2012, is led by UNESCO in cooperation with Global Alliance for Partnerships on MIL (GAPMIL), UN Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) and the MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network. It unites diverse actors committed to promoting MIL to foster social inclusion and intercultural dialogue.

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