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MEDEAnet is very glad to announce a new webinar series for the 2014 winter & spring season. The first webinar will be held on 23 January and will bring together some finalists and winners of the MEDEA Awards 2013, this annual competition around good practices on producing and using educational media attracted 342 entries from 37 countries. Presented will be the Award winning entry  "dans les murs de la Casbah...": a visually rich web documentary which offers a new and interactive exploration of the legendary Casbah district of Algiers and finalist "Practice Your Music", an innovative application that helps you practice with your musical instrument in a fun, active and easy way.

The first public AGM of the Media & Learning Association took place on Friday 13 December during the Media & Learning Conference. 15 current members were represented at the meeting along with several non-voting observers. During the AGM the background and current status of the association was presented along with a proposal for association by-laws which were accepted by the membership. A proposed plan fo activities for 2014 was accepted along with a budget for the coming year.

With the inclusion of 3 new members, MFG in Germany, Association for Academic E-learning in Poland and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain, the association now counts 18 members in 10 different European Countries. Most members will be represented at the annual AGM which will take place on 13 December during the Media & Learning Conference. During the AGM plans for 2014 will be presented and discussed. During this AGM only members can vote however the meeting is open to anyone attending the conference who would like to join.

During October a further 3 organisations have joined the Media & Learning Association. They are the School of Education Studies in Dublin City University in Ireland, the Incubation & Entrepreneurship dept of iMinds in Belgium and CERIMES in France. Like the other members of the association, they have access to the members' portal and will be represented at the first AGM of the Asssociation taking place on 13 December in Brussels during the Media & Learning Conference.

The first milestone for the Media & Learning Association has been reached with the announcement of the first 12 members from 8 different countries which includes the Spanish Confederation of Educational Centres (CECE) in Spain, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland, CSP in Italy, KU Leuven, Teaching and Learning Department, in  Belgium, Kennisnet in the Netherlands, AUNEGE (Association des Universités pour le développement de l'enseignement numérique en Economie et Gestion) in France, Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) in Eston

Find out more about the Media & Learning Association this week at the Efquel Innovation Forum taking place in  the Media-TIC building which is one of UOC's research centers. At the association stand you can find out more about the services being offered to members and see who has already signed up to be a member. 

‘Media Literacy for the 21st Century’ is a year-long project that has been running in Croatia to support the modernization of curricula in VET schools in line with the changing needs of the Croatian labour market and economy. Involving partners in the Telecentar and the graphics schools of Zagreb and Rijeka, this project aimed to increase the media literacy competences of teachers and to provide training resources, opportunities and equipment.

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.