INsPIrE International Conference «Media Education and Citizenship»: call for papers

International Conference «Media Education and Citizenship» by the INsPIrE project is announcing call for papers for the conference to be held on the 22nd of June 2018 in Brussels.

The proposals for INsPIrE conference may follow the following thematic pillars: The first pillar discusses the principles, practices, aesthetics and impact of “citizen media”. 


The second pillar concerns the role of media education in active citizenship. The third one proposes a reflection on the relations between high education and civil society. Communication proposals can be presented either as reflexive analyses based on empirical research, or as analyses of professional communication practices – testimonies about practices and analysis of the conditions of the action, its justifications, and its consequences.

The languages of the conference are English and FrenchProposals must be submitted to the organising committee by email before the 6th of May 2018 to the following email address:

Next to an abstract of between 1,000 and 1,500 character (sent in a .doc format), proposals must include: the name, professional or academic status, the institutional attachment, and the contact details of the author(s) (emails and mail addresses). Participation is free of charge. A publication will follow the conference.  Full text of the call for papers can be found here.

INsPIrE project: an action research project.  In six European cities (Brussels, Barcelona, Cluj-Napoca, London, Mechelen and Tübingen), high education institutions and universities create partnerships with non-formal educational programmes and civil society organisations. By organising common courses in journalism and art, they involve young people who are usually under and misrepresented in the mainstream media and have them collaborate with students in journalism. Supervised by a team of teachers and educators, they coproduce media content, following a fully participatory editorial process, debating and analysing the topics they cover. This action research project aims at exploring innovative participatory educational and media practices, fostering media-pluralism as well as assessing the role of journalistic expression for strengthening young Europeans’ social and civic competences.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.