Commission launch expert group on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, will todayofficially launch an expert group on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training. The expert group’s overall mission is to assist in the preparation of practicalguidelines for teachers and educators on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education and training. This wills serve to reinforce the objective of the Commission’s DigitalEducation Action Plan, which aims to deliver on excellence in digital education to every learner inevery school across Europe. Commenting on the launch, Commissioner Gabriel said: “Nowadays, critical thinking and assessing the quality of the information we access online is as crucial acompetence as reading and writing. We want to empower our young people to contribute to the world of online debate and discussion. To succeed, we will work, through this expert group, with ourteachers and educators, as the true driving force of change in education and training.” The groupgathers 25 experts in the field – 21 selected through an open call, and four members representing the OECD, the Council of Europe, UNICEF and the EU’s Intellectual Property office. The expert groupwill meet for the first time tomorrow. Commissioner Gabriel will launch the group, together with experts Divina Meigs et Onno Hansen-Staszyński, today at 15:00 on EbS.