José Manuel Pérez Tornero
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
José Manuel Perez Tornero is a professor and renowned researcher in the field of Media Literacy Education. He is a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Aix-Marseille and holds a PhD in Communication Studies. He is the director of the research group on Communication and Education (Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación) supported by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. The scientific contribution of the group to research is well acknowledged internationally. Prof. Tornero promotes collaboration between researchers all around the world (Europe, South America, Mediterranean Countries, Africa, USA, and other).
Since 2004, Prof. Tornero has been known as a prominent expert on media and digital literacy. The European Commission invited him to provide his expertise to this line of work in Europe and to join other researchers. He has been a member of the Expert Group on “Media Literacy” of the European Commission, and also of the Expert Group of UNESCO. He has participated in different studies related to the field, and he has developed projects and activities oriented towards the creation of a framework for developing policy advice. Prof. Tornero has collaborated with EAVI, the appointed coordinator for this project, throughout several years on the projects referenced below.
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Journalist, teacher and project manager. Participates in courses, conferences, workshops, research and other initiatives in different countries, especially in Latin America.
His research focuses in “communication and education”, “cyber-journalism” and “travel journalism”. Professor Tejedor has been making lectures worldwide, recently in Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay.