This year, in the period from 22 until 29 November, the Media Literacy Days (MLD 2021) will be held for the third time. This time, the Media Literacy Network is dedicating MLD to children and young people, motivated by the latest developments in the field of media literacy in our country, i.e. the official introduction of media literacy into the primary education curricula, as an approach to teaching – which was, of course, also a result of all previous efforts to promote media literacy among citizens of all generations by means of a number of different activities.

In the course of eight days, a series of events will take place under the motto “Virtual or Real World – The Rules Are the Same! Be Media Literate,” dedicated to building and developing critical awareness among children and youth, but also among other target groups that are directly or indirectly related to them. This year, too, we have a large number of members of the Network and their supporters, joining in the organization of MLD: the Macedonian Institute for Media and IREX, the Institute for Communication Studies, PINA, Planet-M, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, the RESIS Institute, the University of the South-East Europe, the Youth Educational Forum and Radio MOF, the Metamorphosis Foundation, the Council for Media Ethics of Macedonia, Konedu-Global, MRT and the “Face to Face” Magazine (Lice v Lice).

Through MLD 2021, our country is joining in the UNESCO’s Global Week of Media and Information Literacy (24-31 October 2021), which was held for the 10th time this year, and was dedicated to the topic of “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”.