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Kick off event of the European Media Literacy Week 2022

October 25 @ 14:00 - 16:00 CEST

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About the event

The virtual kick off event will be held on 25 October 2022 from 14:00 – 16:00 (CET). A representative of the European Commission will open the event, followed by a welcome address by a representative of an EU Member State. Professor Alexander Stubb, Director of the School of Governance at the European University Institute, will deliver a keynote speech focusing on the political dimension of media literacy and its importance for our societies and democracies. In the follwing panel discussion, five panelists from different institutions are be invited to discuss this year’s motto from a governmental, non-governmental and private sector perspective. The event will be streamed here, and decision makers, stakeholders, and interested citizens from across the EU are invited to join.


14:00 – 14:30 CET Opening & Welcome
  • Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency
  • Sandra Särav, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Econmic Affairs and Communication for Estonia
  • João Costa, Minister for Education, Portuguese Republic
14:30 – 14:45 CET Keynote speech “Why Facts Matter”
  • Alexander Stubb, Director of the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute
14:45 – 15:45 CET Panel discussion “Media Literacy in Times of Crisis – Promoting Trust and Cohesion”
  • Tommaso Canetta, Fact-checking Coordinator, European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO)
  • Stephanie Comey, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI)
  • Leo Pekkala, Deputy Director Finnish National Audiovisual Institute
  • Richard Gutjahr, Journalist and Blogger
  • Stephen Turner, Director EU Public Policy at Twitter, Signatory of the EU-Code of Disinformation-Practice

Moderator: Jim Stolze

15:45 – 16:00 CET Outlook on the Media Literacy Week 2022
Jim Stolze asking questions to … Dr. Michael Littger, General-Manager, Deutschland sicher im Netz (DsiN)
16:00 CET End of Kick-Off Event


October 25
14:00 - 16:00 CEST
Event Category:


Deutschland sicher im Netz e.V.
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