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this might interest many of you

"Annual Mediterranean Regional Summit AGORA 2002"  -  Athens, Greece 15-18

Supervised by the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute
Produced by European Childrens' Television Center
Organized by Childrens' Media Development

Focused on New Technologies in Media Literacy, AGORA 2002 aims to bring
together some of the most prolific researchers, producers and innovators
from the field of ICT and education, while providing unique opportunities
for synergies and investements in the fast developing marketplace of the
Mediterranean basin.

Enclosed find a synopsis of AGORA 2002 program, as well as details for
participation, to a unique platform of possibilities for synergies and
investments on the children's audiovisual environment of the Mediterranean


AGORA 2002 kicks off the 15th of June with the MED…‘ŇRRANEAN YOUTH AND MEDIA
OBSERVATORY one day conference. Members and partners of the MedObs'
international network aim to influence the policies related to Youth and
Media and to open to the Mediterranean basin new cooperations schemes on
this field with the rest of the world.
For more info on the MED OBSERVATORY and how to participate please contact
the MedOb coordinator and head of the steering committee, Mr. Rodolfos
Maslias .

In the following day, June the 16th, in collaboration with Italian RAISAT
Ragazzi, AGORA will host the CHILDRENS' CHANNELS FORUM. Thematic channels
for children from different countries all over the world will compare their
experiences and cooperate in order to create a real and useful network to
exchange products, projects and ideas. The forum will be complemented by the
underline the necessities of both the researchers and the Media Operators.
For more info contact the TV Coordinator, Mrs. Vasso Kanellopoulou .

NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN MEDIA LITERACY will be the thematic axis of the sessions
scheduled for the third day, 17th of June. This part-conference,
part-hands-on-lab will bring together electronic media producers and
e-content programmers, researchers, digital artists, media tutors, media
education designers, psychologists and children; anyone who is involved in
the making of a school for the future.
For more info on the NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN MEDIA LITERACY and how to
participate contact Mr. Yianni Skourogianni

Another ECTC initiative that will be presented for illumination the 17th of
June in AGORA, is the MEDIA SUMMER SCHOOL. Conceived as a summer training
camp where old and new will meet, analogue and digital will infuse, the
first Mediterranean school for children has been programmed to open its
doors in 2004, at the village of  Giffoni, Southern Italy.  AGORA will host
the first of a series of preparatory workshops where new concepts, ideas,
desings and applications on interactive media education will be debated, and
discussed. For more info contact Mr. George Christakeas,

The last day of AGORA, 18th of June, is dedicated to Collaboration Networks.
On of the initiatives that will be presented and the WORLD
SPORTS EXPO FOR YOUTH 2004 project. WSE is a global exhibition to be
organized in Athens in July and August 2004. The exhibition is to feature
visual, audiovisual and web-based creations addressed to children as well as
art  creations produced  by children. It will carry out an indicative
mapping of the international situation and a wide-ranging and detailed
presentation of global realities at an historic moment when the Olympic
Games are returning to their birthplace.
For more info on WORLD SPORTS EXPO FOR YOUTH 2004 and how to participate
please contact Mrs. Eugenia Liroudia .

For info on booking a stand regulations at the AGORA market you may contact .