REPORT: Media & Information Literacy in the EU Youth Programmes – Empowering Youth Participation

Year of production: 2022

How do Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects address
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in 2021? Which MIL topics are most common?

Are any particular topics not covered? Which countries and key actions have
more MIL activities? In what way is MIL connected to Youth Participation topics? The answers to these questions and many more insights can be found in this video and in the report.

This can inspire you in planning your new initiatives and help you pay more attention to gaps and possibilities when choosing your project scope.

The publication was co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained in this publication.

Special thanks are due to the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps National Agencies from Estonia, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria and Belgium (Flanders) for supporting the creation of this report and the video, as well as contributing to the overall development process of the ‘ Media and Information Literacy Study Visit’ project through Transnational Cooperation Activity resources.


Participation Pool | Resources on Youth Participation & Media Literacy
SALTO Participation & Information

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) develops strategic and innovative action to encourage participation in democratic life.

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Aleksandra Mangus

With a Master Degree in Digital Literacy Education (Tampere University, Finland) Aleksandra has been working with UNESCO and other public organisations in Europe. She gives speeches and interactive workshops on MIL and youth engagement, as well as collaborates with SALTO Participation and Information Centre on creating the online Resource Pool for youth workers and educators.

Meelika Hirmo

Meelika Hirmo is a Communications expert who is currently working at Citizen OS promoting digital participation worldwide. The topics of democratic participation, environment, media and information literacy and culture are very close to her heart. She has campaigned for lowering the voting age in Estonia, coordinated international events, led the communication of the international civic movement World Cleanup Day, and is eager to put her skills into practice to create a positive social change.

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Miguel Ángel García López

Miguel Ángel García López holds a University Expert (Master Degree) on Educational Evaluation. He has a strong background in the field of education, having worked for over 15 years in this area, both as a lecturer in formal education and as a trainer and consultant in non-formal education and youth training at European level. He has extensive expertise as a trainer, evaluator, facilitator and author on a broad range of topics including youth policy, intercultural dialogue, human rights education, social inclusion, training of trainers, minorities, anti-discrimination and social entrepreneurship.