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EU studies, projects and research

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List of EU studies and projects

The EU recognizes that digital and media literacy are essential for its citizens to fully participate in the digital age, make informed decisions, and safeguard their online experiences.

Through a combination of educational initiatives, awareness campaigns, research funding, and cross-border collaboration, the EU is actively working to promote these critical skills.

Europe's Digital Decade

The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL)

You can search through databases of EU-funded research and innovation projects on the topic of media literacy here (type »media literacy« in a search bar):

For winners of the European Digital Skills Awards 2023 and their work click here:

Or see projects individually:

Empowering Youth in Digital,

  • UBBU – Learn to code (Portugal)


Digital Skills for Education

  • Ex Aequo Open the Box (Italy)

  • Pix (France)


Inclusion in the Digital World

  • DigiAcademy (EIT Health, Ireland, Croatia, Spain, Sweden and France)


  • Women in ICT Careers

Girls Code it Better (Italy)


  • Digital Upskilling @ Work

AI4gov (Spain, Italy, Germany, Estonia)

For winners of the European Media Literacy Awards 2019 and their work click here:

Or see projects individually:


  • Internet Knowledge


  • Časoris


  • Globe Reporters


  • HTML Heroes


  • Cartooning for citizenship

  • Media Literacy


  • Science Truck


  • Media Mashup•••


  • Superheroes on the Internet!”


  • Media Mistakes

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See also:

The Digital Skills and Jobs Platform (DSJP)


Mapping of media literacy practices and actions in EU-28


The European Media Industry Outlook


Some older good Media Literacy practices are listed here:

Media Literacy In Europe

The Digital Compass: Shaping Europe’s' Digital Future

Media Literacy Policy

Digital Literacy Action Plan

Media Literacy for All

Mapping of Media Literacy Practices and Actions in EU-28

Eurobarometer: Fake News and Disinformation Online

EC – Action Plan against Disinformation

Code of Practice on Disinformation

Safer Internet Programmes

European Association for Viewers Interests (EAVI)

EuroMedia Literacy

Center for Media and Democracy PR Watch (CMD)


A Database of People and Organizations in Europe who Support the Idea of Media Literacy, EuroMediaLiteracy

The 2022 Code of Practice on Disinformation

Tackling online disinformation

Digital Services Act: Commission designates first set of Very Large Online Platforms and Search Engines


EU DisinfoLab

Fake news in Europe - statistics & facts

The European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO)

Safer Internet Centres

EU Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation program, Horizon Europe, includes funding opportunities for projects related to digital and media literacy research and innovation.

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