Crowdsourcing experiences and common research among different universities and researchers worldwide is the primary goal of the International Media and Information Literacy Institute (MIL Institute) to be launched on March 18. MILObs and CECS are part of this platform, promoted in the scope of the UNESCO-UNAOC UNITWIN Chair Network. Manuel Pinto and Sara Pereira, the coordinators of MILObs and researchers at the CECS, are the Portuguese representatives.
The new institute intends to act as an observatory for critically analyzing: the role of media and information literacy and enhancing intercultural and cooperative research and the exchanges between universities and researchers. It also aims to be a place for education: it will provide MOCC courses, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona is expected to provide Masters and PhD programs in collaboration with the other partners of the MIL.
The MIL will be launched virtually during UNESCO’s session at the Dubai Expo, from 7 am to 9 am on March 18, 2022 (Lisbon time).
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