The Media Literacy Index Presented at a Major Conference in Brussels


On 28 February 2024, the latest report of the Media Literacy Index 2023 of OSIS was presented at the major European Digital and Media Literacy Conference in Brussels by Marin Lessenski, Program Director. The three-day conference focused on the practical applications of digital and media literacy and took place from 27 February to 1 March 2024. This event was part of a broader initiative aimed at showcasing and facilitating the exchange of information pertaining to various digital and media literacy initiatives, tools, projects, and practices.

The conference convened professionals, educators, policymakers, and individuals with a keen interest in digital and media literacy. Attendees had the opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics and themes that examined the dynamic interplay between digital media and society. The program featured engaging keynote presentations, workshops led by experts, interactive panel discussions, and networking sessions designed to deepen participants’ understanding of digital and media literacy, media consumption patterns, and ethical considerations within the constantly evolving digital landscape.

The conference highlighted various aspects of digital and media literacy during the Belgian EU presidency. It focused on showcasing and exchanging initiatives, tools, projects, and practices applicable to work or policy integration. Professionals from across the EU and representing various policy levels convened to meet and connect. The event aimed to strengthen European cooperation and advance the future of Digital and Media Literacy.

This conference was organised under the auspices of the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union 2024 as part of the European Digital and Media Literacy Conference week. The organizers were Mediawijs, The Flemish Ministry Department of Culture, Youth and Media, Le Conseil Supérieur de L’éducation aux Médias de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (CSEM), Media and Learning Association, Porticus, Threatpie and EDMO BELUX.

The Media Literacy Index is an instrument for ranking societies in their potential for resilience in the face of the post-truth, disinformation, and misinformation (e.g. “fake news”) phenomena. The model employs several indicators – the quality of education, media freedom, trust in society, and the usage of new tools of participation. The index converts the data into standardized scores from 0 to 100 (lowest to highest) and ranks the countries from 1 to 41 (highest to lowest position). The Media Literacy Index has been created and published since 2017 by the Open Society Institute – Sofia.

For more information about the conference, please see here

For the latest Media Literacy Index report, please see here