UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

02/20/2020 | Press release | Archived content

EU and UNESCO celebrate the results and achievements of the “Youth Empowerment” project

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Rym Ali, the European Union (EU) and the UNESCO Amman office hosted an event celebrating the results and achievements of the EU-funded 'Youth Empowerment' project. The project works to advance Media Information Literacy (MIL), as a holistic response to fostering the informed use, consumption and production of media and internet among youth in Jordan.

Addressing the audience, H.E. Dr. Bassim Tweissi, Minister of Culture, expressed his appreciation for UNESCO and the EU's ongoing collaboration on MIL. 'Jordan has made important achievements in the field of media and information literacy in the recent years The Jordanian government is committed to spreading the concepts of MIL, as this commitment is included in the government's 2019-2020 priority plan. The government will soon announce the launch of the national executive plan for the dissemination of media and information literacy'. H.E. added that a governmental committee and a national team were formed, with members of relevant government agencies and civil society institutions.