We are a non-profit organization (AISBL) based in Brussels, working across Europe (and beyond). Our ambition is to empower individuals to be more than just passive consumers of media, but rather active, engaged citizens of Europe who fully benefit from it.
EAVI therefore focuses on a) Promoting full citizenship and media literacy and b) Engaging EU institutions raising awareness about and informing their activities. We are supported by the European Commission, and work closely with other international organisations such as the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. Furthermore, many national research institutions, civil society organizations and ten of individual experts collaborate with us.
EAVI represents citizens’ interests in the European sphere through activities, lobbying and European affairs. For example, EAVI participates at the European Commission Media Literacy and Citizenship Experts’ Groups in Brussels and in the CDMSI Group of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Furthermore, EAVI’s representatives will maintain their active participation as speakers at international conferences in order to contribute to the debating and shaping of ideas and policies in the interrelated fields of citizenship, media and education. Particular attention is paid to youth and the protection of children and minors.
EAVI is supported by and working with the European Commission, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.
Civil Society organisations, the media industry, educational experts and researchers, public institutions and youth organisations across Europe are sharing knowledge and join forces with EAVI.