Global MIL Week 2016
10 ways to celebrate
UNESCO proposes you ten ways to celebrate the Global MIL Week.
Relevant education/training institutions are invited to organize special debates, lectures, or colloquium to promote MIL around the globe.
Communication, information and library science, and education departments can disseminate research findings on themes related to media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue.
A good way to promote media and information literacy is to use media and technology as vehicles for this purpose. Use social media to promote MIL globally. Use the hashtag #MILWeek2016 and share your experiences with the world!
You don’t know what the MIL is? If you are able to use a social network service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., then you already have some media and information literacy skills. But are you using it effectively? Do you know how to critically analyse information and media content online and offline? If you are between ages 15 and 25 and want to know more about MIL, click here to register for online course.
Make citizens aware of the benefits of MIL competencies to their daily lives. Making people more aware about MIL themes is more likely to draw policy maker’s attention.
Youth are major users of information, media and new communication technologies. It is more important than ever to support the new generation to use them effectively. Youth speaking to youth and youth speaking to adults are powerful ways to empower them to be active promoters of MIL. Encourage youth to make their voice heard.
Youth organizations can organize short webinars and discussions/debates within their youth networks. Encourage youth to blog about media and information literacy and intercultural dialogue.
Media, journalists and libraries, both on or off line can engage youth through interviews, community outreach activities, to voice their opinion on MIL and intercultural dialogue.
If you are a teacher, policy maker or a professional interested to develop MIL and intercultural competencies among youth, encourage young people to register in the online course designed with them in mind click here for more information.
If you are a young girl or boy and wish to know more about MIL, intercultural dialogue and gender equality, click here to register.
Enrich your knowledge of MIL from other initiatives and experiences by participating in online debates and discussions on the GAPMIL Discussion Platform. There, you will be able to actively contribute to stimulating discussions about the implementation of MIL and the future of MIL.
You may have other creative ideas to promote MIL Week that we have not thought about. Share these ideas! There you are free to post your thoughts directly on the platform or participate via email. Come and inspire us!