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The VI Congress on Literacy, Media and Citizenship – “Digital Transition and Public Policies”, promoted by GILM, is an initiative that aims to deepen reflection and debate around public policies that have been adopted nationally and internationally in the current scenario of digital transition. Media literacy assumes today its place as one of the key literacies for empowering all citizens, without exception. It is undeniable that, particularly in the context of European Union countries, this recognition has been accelerated by the role that media literacy can play in the unavoidable fight against misinformation and false online narratives, as well as in the fight against hate speech, which is expanding in digital environments, phenomena that threaten the strength of democracy and the full exercise of citizenship.

The event, which will take place on April 21 and 22, 2023, at the School of Communication and Media Studies – ESCS / IPL – Politécnico de Lisboa, aims to be an opportunity for decision-makers (policy makers, regulators, managers and directors of media outlets), to meet teachers and other educators from preschool to higher Education, specialists in information and documentation sciences, researchers and higher education students, journalists and other media professionals, cinema and audio-visual professionals and other stakeholders.

The organization of the congress invites researchers, educators and teachers, non-governmental organizations, specialists, and communication professionals to present their communication or poster proposals, whether they are studies, communications or projects that may fit in one of the following topics:

  • Current strategies of national and international public policies for media literacy;
  • Prospects for an integrated and comprehensive national strategy for media literacy;
  • Impacts of technological developments in the current communication universe;
  • Digital transition and media literacy;
  • New challenges in media education;
  • Change of communicational paradigm and new business models;
  • Impacts of COVID and war on media and information literacy;
  • New media literacy projects and resources;
  • Accessibilities and inclusive perspectives in media literacy;
  • New dynamics of algorithms and message robotization;
  • Manipulation of information in disinformation campaigns.

At the end of the Congress, it is planned to develop a publication around the contributions, conclusions, projects and results of work in these thematic axes.

The communication proposals must:

  • Have an extension between 300 and 350 words;
  • Include a title (up to 120 characters, including spaces), name and affiliation of the author(s) and a maximum of four keywords;
  • Mention objectives, framework, reasoning, methodology, among other aspects considered relevant;
  • Identify bibliographic references, if cited. It is recommended to use the ESCS standards;
  • Be submitted on this form by January 15th 31st, 2023.

Important notes:

– Each participant can only present a paper if he/she is registered for the congress;

– Each participant can only submit one communication as the first author and a second proposal as the second or third author;

– Communications (oral presentations or posters) that are not presented by the respective author or co-author at the Congress will not be published in the Book of Minutes;

– The Organizing Committee does not accept that oral communications or posters are presented by third parties.



Call for Papers – Presentation of Proposals: Until 15 January 31, 2023

Communication of the Decision to accept proposals: February 25, 2023

End of normal congress registration period: March 15, 2023

Presentation of final texts for publication in a book: April 30, 2023

Send your proposal

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