Conference-debate « Media and interculturality: how to educate to critical thinking, citizen mobilization and expression?”

On the 8th of November, in the Markten (Brussels, Belgium)

A day of reflection to highlight the issue of interculturality in media education.
To face discourses of othering and intolerance spread by some media, we wish through the MEET project to develop a critical and citizen understanding of media representations. Above all, we want to encourage citizens to produce counter-discourse in order to strengthen intercultural understanding and combat discrimination.


09h30: Welcoming

09:45: CONFERENCES: Media education to criticize, mobilize and express themselves.
Three speakers will present their research and reflections on three axes:
* How to denounce the banal manifestations of racism in the media? Which grids of analysis should be mobilized without participating in a generalized distrust towards media?
* What opportunities for alternative discourse offer new media? How do they facilitate the mobilization of citizens on questions of interculturality?
* What are the strengths of media expression in terms of emancipation and citizen participation for people from minority backgrounds?

12h00: Lunch break (lunch offered)

13h00: ROUND TABLE – On the ground: experiences and questions around interculturality
Roundtable speakers will share their field experience in media literacy to bring a practical perspective to the issues outlined in the morning. The debate will seek to identify the strengths and limitations of the different approaches.

15h00: WORKSHOPS #Inspirations: discovery of tools and initiatives
Participants will discover media education projects led by associations, educators and teachers. It will be an opportunity to discuss issues and solutions related to interculturality that have arisen on the ground.

16h30: Closing drink

This event is open to all and especially to professionals from the school, associative, socio-cultural and university fields. The event will be held in French.

Free event, registration required via this link:
More info (in French) on :

Event co-organised in the framework of “MEET, Media Education for Equity and Tolerance” (2016-2018), co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission.