28 October

    Media Literacy and Disinformation  -  Making a Difference with eTwinning


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    The eTwinning Online Annual Conference invites eTwinners to share their practice and approach to this fundamental tenet of living in the digital age, teaching their students to take control and not be controlled by the digital world.

    eTwinning has been promoting Media Literacy since its birth in 2005 by focusing on the integration of digital tools in the everyday life of teachers and students. Special emphasis has been given to digital citizenship, with the aim of fostering students’ awareness and responsibility in using digital tools. The European Commission’s Media Literacy for All Preparatory Action 2020 describes “media literacy” as an umbrella expression that includes all technical, cognitive, social, civic and creative capacities that allow citizens to access the media, to have a critical understanding of them and to interact with them. “Disinformation” is understood as verifiably false or misleading information that is created, presented and disseminated for economic gain or to intentionally deceive the public, and may cause public harm.

    For the second consecutive year, the eTwinning Annual Conference goes fully online.

    Please note that we use Central European Time (CEST) in the program. You can check the current CET time here:

    🕒17:00-18:15 CEST  

    Plenary Session I / Introduction to the Conference


    Welcome Address 

    Themis Christophidou 

    Director-General, Education, Youth, Sport, and Culture of European Commission


    Keynote Address  

    The Importance of Educating for a Media Literacy for the 21st Century

    Zeynep Tufekci 

    Zeynep Tufekci is a columnist at the New York Times and a visiting associate professor at the University of Columbia. Her works revolves around the intersection of society, technology and science.


    🕒18:30 - 20:00h CEST

    🏆 Plenary Session II / European Prize Award Ceremony 🏆

    European Prize winners will be awarded at the eTwinning Annual Conference by representatives of the European Commission and the European Education and Culture Executive Agency.

    The eTwinning European prizes competition is the highest recognition for eTwinning projects and is awarded by an international jury of experts to the best projects of the year at European level. 


    Winner: eTreeHuggers:1, 2, TREE, HUG the TREES with me

    Runner Up: S.T.E.A.M-tastic


    Winner: Animal Friends in an Animal-Friendly World

    Runner Up: In your shoes

    AGE CATEGORY 12-15

    Winner: Myth'arts: myths in art and littérature

    Runner Up: Future Journalists

    AGE CATEGORY 16-19


    Runner Up: Listen to my radio: Breaking news!


    In addition to the age categories, there are also special categories:

    Spanish language (Prize sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education and VET)



    French language (Prize jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Teachers of French and the eTwinning National Support Organsation in France)

    Leonardo da Vinci


    Marie Skłodowska Curie Prize (Prize sponsored by the eTwinning National Support Organisation in Poland)

    STEM is… on fire!


    Citizenship Prize (Prize sponsored by France and Germany)



    “Peyo Yavorov” Prize - For a project that encourages a love of reading among young people (Prize sponsored by the National Support Organisation of Bulgaria)

    The Champion of the World


    Congratulatory Videos

    Here you can find the congratulatory videos for each of the winning projects from each category.