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When: July 9th – 13th, 2018

Where: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) – Spain

The Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Summer School 2018 is currently seeking proposals of communications to attend the poster sessions and participate in workshops.

The main themes under which the topics fall are: reforming and transforming education; innovation in journalism; communication research; new competences and social media; and news literacy and political participation. We invite doctoral researchers working on relevant topics to participate in the MIL Summer School.

The goal of the MIL Summer School is to bring together researchers in academia and industry from all over the world attempting to address the important challenges in the evolving world of media and information literacy, while simultaneously bolstering the potential and talent of researchers in the first stage of their careers.

Researchers can participate in two different ways: 1) presenting a poster and/or 2) attending the round tables and events.

Poster Presentation Instructions: The posters will be presented orally by the participants and need to be sent in a pdf two weeks before the event. The boards preferably should have an A0 dimension (84.1 x 118.9cm).

Some tips: Regardless of the content, keep it simple and don’t overload with text. Summarize your information and make your poster easy to scan over quickly. Think about how you could present the information in a more visually interesting way. Use charts and graphs wherever possible instead of harder to read tables or paragraphs of text.

The active participation and attendance to the Summer School will grant a certificate.

The MIL Summer School is an initiative of the Journalism Department with the support of the research group Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación from UAB and is supported by the UNESCO-UNAOC University Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue.

Participation in the MIL Summer School roundtables will grant participation certificates for speakers.


  • Strengthen and deepen knowledge about various themes related to media and Information Literacy (MIL) on global, regional and national levels including the transformation of education, the challenges of social media, news literacy and political participation.
  • Widen and deepen the collaboration and exchange between academics and PhD students on media and information literacy, formal and informal education, news literacy, social media and political participation.
  • Visualize and stimulate research in the field of MIL, education and participation, among others.
  • Bring together researchers in academia and industry.


Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • media and information literacy
  • reforming and transforming education
  • new competences
  • social media
  • communication research
  • news literacy
  • fake news
  • news literacy and political participation
  • mobile journalism
  • other research topics


PhD students on media and information literacy, media studies, education and communication, ICT and education, e-learning, news literacy, media and political participation, and any other subject related to MIL are invited to submit their proposals.

Articles/communications to be presented must be related to the candidate’s ongoing doctoral research.


The MIL Summer School is held at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). UAB Campus is easily reached by train from Plaça Catalunya train station (FGC).


Please visit the following web page to register.

Please, feel free to circulate this call to other people that might be interested to contribute.

For any queries, kindly contact us: cg.comunicacion.educacion@uab.cat

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)