Unconference in Brussels

The Media Literacy Toolkit

06 November 2018

The first unconference was held in partnership with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), which represents 32,0000 journalists from 71 organisations across 43 countries. We gathered a group of 30 experts from GEN’s and EFJ’s networks from around Europe.

Working groups tackled topics ranging from how to explain the news process; how to make facts go viral; how to collaborate with EU institutions, educators, platforms; and how to balance access to fact checks and content monitisation. Download the Brussels white paper with takeaways from this unconference below.

See all the photos from the event here.

You can follow the programme's progress on Twitter with #GENmedialit. The next unconference is in Vienna on 23 January 2019.

Brussels Unconference schedule: The European Media Literacy Toolkit for Newsrooms

Combating misinformation and disinformation by restoring trust in journalism

5 November 2018 — Dinner (optional)

20:00: Le Cercle des Voyageurs, Lievevrouwbroersstraat 18, 1000 Brussels (see map)

6 November 2018 — Unconference

8:30: Arrive at venue: Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels (see map)

8:30 - 9:00: Registration, coffee & breakfast

9:00 - 9:30: Welcome message by GEN, EFJ

9:30 - 10:00: Human spectrogram session

10:00 - 10:30: Masterclass with Tom Law

10:30-11:00: Schedule building exercise

11:00 - 12:15: First sessions of the day as decided by the participants during the previous exercise — 2 - 4 breakout groups, according to interest (more idea/concept-based)

12:15 - 12:30: Recap of morning working groups

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:00: Afternoon sessions, as decided by participants (more practical/solutions/tools-based) 

15:00-16:00: Fishbowl exercise & final wrap


White Paper Brussels

If you're interested in reading what went on in Brussels, download the White Paper to learn about the calls-to-action we established.

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