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Media and Learning Association

The organisers of the Media & Learning Conference, the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training and media company ATiT have launched the programme for this year’s conference on 12-13 December. With inputs from media producers, educational policy advisers, innovation experts and inspiring practitioners this event is a ‘must-attend’ for anyone interested in harnessing the power of media to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of today’s learners. Check out the most recent press release for a list of highlights, you will find the full programme here and information about how to register here.

One of the services offered to members of the Media & Learning Association is to provide them with informaton about potential workshops on topics related to media and education. The workshops listed in our catalogue are all available from experienced workshop providers many of whom have been involved in the MEDEA Awards

Negotiations between the European Council, the Commission and the Parliament finally resulted in an announcment on 26 June 2013 that the name of the new programme to replace the Lifelong Learning Programme will be Erasmus+.This programme will start in 2014 and will support three main types of actions.

A new European project aimed at fostering collaboration between interactive media and arts design businesses and higher and further education institutions for Media and Arts Design Studies will begin this autumn. Called iPro, this project which is funded partially by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme will involve partners in 8 countries; Bulgaria, Ireland, Romania, Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania and Poland.

Today we published a press release announcing our launch as well as our invitation to new members who share our aims to promote and stimulate the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education and training in Europe. Interested organisations can send us their contact details and request our short application form. All applications for membership are processed by our board within 2 weeks.

The first line-up of keynote speakers for this year’s Media & Learning Conference taking place on 12-13 December has been announced. 

The list includes Film Director Baroness Beeban Kidron who has spent the last 30 years working in feature film, television drama and documentary film and and is co-founder of the education charity FILMCLUB, the largest cultural programme in UK schools, with over 7,000 film clubs engaging over 220,000 children and young people each week.

The association is now open to receive applications for membership. The application process is quite simple, indicate your interest by sending us your contact details and we will send you a short form to complete. All applications for membership are processed by our board within 2 weeks. Annual membership costs 500 euros. As part of the launch of the new association this month, a combined membership and Media & Learning conference fee is offered, for €600 you can pay both the annual membership fee and the cost of registering one person for the conference. 

The Media & Learning Conference 2012 (http://www.media-and-learning.eu) was a splendid success with 282 participants from 41 countries and tons of interesting presentations about developing digital and media skills in education and finding new and effective ways to embed media into the learning process.

On Tuesday 25th of September 2012, the MEDEA: Media & Learning Association was formally launched at the office of Public Notary Guillaume Roberti de Winghe in Leuven.

Until the first annual general meeting of all members in December 2013 Eleonora Pantó (CSP, Italy), Gerard Casanova (Aunege, France) and Mathy Vanbuel (ATiT, Belgium) will act as President, treasurer and secretary, with Ene Koitla (EITF, Estonia), Bernard Mullarkey (IADT, Ireland) and Wim Van Petegem (DOeL K.U.Leuven, Belgium) acting as additional board members.