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In order to raise public awareness of the significance, scale and topicality of the tasks of media and information literacy advocacy among information, media and educational professionals, government executives and public at large the International Conference Media and Information Literacy for Knowledge Societies was held in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 24−28 June, 2012.
The final document from the conference—The Moscow Declaration on Media and Information Literacy—was discussed and unanimously adopted at the Conference closing session
The Conference offered a unique opportunity for the delegates to identify the key existing challenges in the field, to outline policies and professional strategies for the advocacy of media and information literacy (MIL), to promote best practices and strengthen international cooperation among various stakeholders. In particular the following topics were discussed:
- MIL Conceptualization within Knowledge Societies
- Assessment of national competencies on MIL
- Development of MIL indicators
- MIL mainstreaming, application and advocacy
- MIL capacity building, tools and resources:
- MIL in education of professional community and continuous professional development
- MIL integration in educational system, roles and responsibilities, national and institutional adaptation of tools and resources, and knowledge sharing
- MIL for marginalized social groups (youth, elderly people, persons with disabilities, women).
The Conference gathered approximately 130 participants from 40 countries representing all continents: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Croatia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sudan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia.