Publication: Implementing European and International Standards on Media and Information Literacy in various domestic institutions

Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 May 2022

A study on 'Implementing European and International Standards on Media and Information Literacy in various domestic institutions' was developed as a contribution to enhancing awareness among media and information (MIL) stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on best practices in Council of Europe member states to implement MIL standards. The  Study proposes potential paths (based on international and European standards, and country-specific contexts) for the establishment of a functional MIL infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 It does so by looking at both the MIL conceptual framework and governing models. Building on the expertise, unique positioning and competences of – the Communication Regulatory Agency (CRA) – the independent regulatory body in BiH – the Study proposes a set of recommendations for (1) the MIL conceptual framework: educational, research and multi-stakeholder collaboration and regulatory functioning; and (2) governing models that ensure both policy and legal frameworks contribute to an enabling environment by providing the CRA with a statutory remit (e.g., a multi-stakeholder coordination position), consistent funding of MIL activities (stability and permanence) and collaboration with national and international actors (knowledge and cooperation). 

This study has been done with the support of the Council of Europe and its action Media and information literacy: for human rights and more democracy (MIL), within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-2021. Action Plan level funding is provided by Luxembourg and Norway. The opinions expressed in this work are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Council of Europe.

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