The winners of the European Media Literacy Awards 2019 were announced earlier this week during the European Media Literacy Conference event in Brussels. Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director for Media Policy at DG Connect, awarded three project winners in different categories; innovative media literacy project, most educative media literacy project, and the media literacy project with the greatest European potential.
The winners of the European Media Literacy Awards 2019 are:
- Media mashup
- HTML heroes
- Media mistakes
Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director of Media at DG Connect, awarded the winners during the European Media Literacy Conference organised in Brussels on 19 March 2019.
The European Media Literacy Conference was the main event of the European Media Literacy week, hosted by the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel. The conference brought together experts from the public and private sector from across the EU to debate the topic. Participants discussed the role of public authorities and different stakeholders in promoting media literacy.
The Media Literacy Awards considered the value of the three winning projects/initiatives on the following bases:
- Media mashup: Award for the most innovative media literacy project (making use of innovative methodologies, means of communication or digital technologies – but as well being innovative compared to other initiatives in the field);
- HTML heroes: Award for the most educative media literacy project (addressing the specific education needs of the project’s target audience); and
- Media mistakes: Award for the media literacy project with the greatest European potential (cross-border elements, potential of scalability and/or focus on topics particularly relevant for EU citizens).