Relevant entities for the developing MIL in Serbia:

  • Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development
  • National Council for Education in Serbia
  • The Press Council of Serbia

Organisations implementing MIL projects:

  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  • South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM)
  • CFI Canal France International
  • Media Diversity Institute (MDI)
  • Novi Sad School of Journalism
  • Propulsion
  • Press Council in Serbia
  • Serbian Youth Umbrella Organisation (KOMS)
  • Novi magazin

Piloting MIL in Formal Education:

Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2


✔️  National multi-stakeholder consultations on Policies and Strategies on Media and Information Literacy in Serbia: completed

✔️  Background Documents on MIL:


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Piloting MIL in Informal Education:

Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2


✔️  MIL training material for youth organisations: developed

✔️  Strategy for implementing MIL actions for youth organisations: developed

✔️  4 youth organisations from Serbia signed the Memorandum of Understanding and joined the Regional Network of Youth Organisations

The youth organisations are: Info4YouthIskra LoznicaEuropean Youth Centre of VojvodinaAssociation for the Development of Children and Youth


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Media Initiatives and Partnership Support (Nova pismenost):


✔️Developing MIL Handbook for Public Administration: completed (

MIL Handbook for Parents: in progress

MIL Handbook for Businesses: in progress

Program of MIL capacity-building for social media influencers (Influence Academy): in progress


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Media Literacy


✔️Media Literacy Lexicon: completed (


Traveling exhibition: in progress


 To promote the concept of holding media accountable among the general population, and to make the Press Council more visible as the national media self-regulating mechanism, the Press Council worked hard to produce an educational traveling exhibition named Fake News.


Balkan Voices:


✔️ Establishment of TALMIL online educational platform on MIL: completed

✔️ Training of 2 trainers in Serbia on MIL: completed

✔️ 1300+ students across Western Balkans trained on MIL through 72 workshops

✔️ 400+ journalism students across Western Balkans trained on disinformation and source verification through 12 masterclasses

✔️ Trainings for CSOs on MIL: completed


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Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 (RDN):


Traditional and new media monitoring to uncover hate speech and divisive discourse and reacting to instances (exposing and countering them by partners using mechanisms like articles and blog posts, letters and meetings with editors, reports to social media platforms): in progress (


📆 Reporting Diversity Training of Trainers: A group of Network representatives as well as additional number of CSO and media representatives interested and/or experienced in the topic, will be selected in order to attend a training workshop aimed at equipping them to individually provide training and mentoring in the field of representation of diversity: planned for November 2021


📆 Sub-granting overall 30 projects across the region by providing programme and financial support : planned for 2022


📆 National and regional conferences aiming at countering hate speech and diversity advocacy with key stakeholders: planned for 2022


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Media Literacy Alliance and Digital Importance (MLADI)


✔️3 Media and Digital Literacy workshops for young activists in Vrnjačka Banja, Kraljevo and Novi Sad: completed (


✔️Workshop and mentoring for journalists of national and local media: completed (


Twelve public debates throughout Serbia, “Our voice counts too” : in progress


✔️”Youth in the media mirror” research: completed (

✔️Establishing “MLADI” award in recognition of the most active young individuals: the winner Minja Milanović


Sub-grants to youth organizations


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RESILIENCE: Civil society action to reaffirm media freedom and counter disinformation and hateful propaganda in Western Balkans and Turkey

Sub-granting scheme aimed at capacity-building of grassroots organizations to engage in the promotion of MIL in small towns and rural areas that may be particularly vulnerable to disinformation and propaganda: in progress

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The ongoing projects on MIL:

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