The mission of the Media Education Centre is to promote role of the Media, Peace and Information Literacy in the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, new media pedagogy, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.
The Media Education Centre (MEC) for children, youth and adults is a nonpolitical, nonprofit, nonsectarian NGO. People from different socio-cultural backgrounds work together converting and translating ideas and opinion in creative Media Language and Produce Film, Animation, Radio, Television and other Digital Media with main goal to ADVANCE Communication, Social Change, Intercultural-Interfaith Dialogue, Social Inclusion, Gender Equality, Ecological Wisdom and Social Responsible Development. Our work promotes the Global Education, Vocational Education and Training, New Media Education/Pedagogy for Children, Young Adults, Disabled People, Migrants, Refugees and people from other vulnerable groups. Media, Information and Peace education and literacy support our effort to promote Communication, Cooperation and Peace and to ensure promotion and implementation of human and children’s rights, media and information democracy, self-expression and preservation of cultural, national and religious diversity.
The Media Education Centre is the headquarters for the World Summit on Media for Youth, Media Laboratory, Danube Peace Boat-Danube Waves and Danube and Balkans PLUS International Traveling Festival. MEC is also in the Presidency of the Unity in Diversity-World Civil Society, Champion Member and HQ of the “Unity in Diversity Balkans-Danube Region-South East Europe”.
MEC is a member of or partner with the United Nations Alliance for Civilization, United Nations Plural PLUS Film Festival, CICT/IFTC-UNESCO (Council International for Film, TV and Audio Video Communication of UNESCO), River//Cities Platform, International Institute for Peace through Tourism, International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, EAVI-European Association for Viewers Interests, ECFA (European Children’s Film Association), PIO-Platform for Intercultural Europe, Fondazione Malagutti, Mantua, Italy, International Children’s Rights Network “Colorful Rights-Diritti a Colori”, Tolerance Bag with NOOSFERA, Moscow, Russia and many other international organizations.
Their precious support has enabled us to follow international trends associated with media literacy for children and youth and informal education through multimedia. By working on projects involving children and youth from all over the world, we have, in turn, contributed towards improving global communication and cooperation.