The digital Era? Also my era! Media and Information Literacy: a key to ensure seniors’ rights to participate in the digital era
Some months ago, An Hermans, was invited by the Council of Europe to compile an informative brochure on the subject of digital literacy within the senior generation. It has now been launched and we would like to inform you of the past events at which our president was a guest to present her brochure to various authorities at different levels.
28.06.2022: Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
On 28 June 2022, the presentation to the Report ‘The digital Era? Also my era!’ (Council of Europe, Information Society Department, DGI, 2020, 03) was on the agenda of the thematic coordinators for information policy of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (TC Information Policy Coordinators (TC-INF). On this occasion, ESU President An Hermans, author of the report, and ESU Secretary-General Guido Dumon were invited to attend the meeting. They felt honored to meet Mrs. Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The presentation of the report and the exchange of views took place under the chairmanship of Ambassador Rasmus Lumi, Thematic Coordinator for Information Policy (TC- INF).
On behalf of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe, An Hermans also attended as ‘Council of Europe expert for Media and Information Literacy and Seniors’ the UNECE Ministerial Conference on ageing completing the fourth review and appraisal cycle (2018-2022) and marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and its Regional Implementation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS). The UNECE Ministerial Conference on ageing (MIPAA+20 ) took place in Rome 16- 17 June 2022, A UNECE joint Forum of Civil Society and Scientific Research on 15 June 2022, preceded the Ministerial Conference.
Some comments and considerations as follow up can be read here.
If you want to use the text in your organisation, you can find the brochure here: