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Media Literacy in Finland: National Media Education Policy
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
[Helsinki] | 2019 | 64 p.
ISBN 978-952-263-676-8(eng); ISBN 978-89-5711-568-8(kor)
Corporate author: 
Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
Europe and North America
© Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture 2019

Media literacy in Finland is the media literacy policy and the national media education policy document, published by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2019. The document updates and extends the cultural policy guidelines for media literacy published in 2013. The need to update the policy arose from the changes that have taken place in media culture and the broader than before target groups of media education in particular. The Program of the Government also highlights the need for media skills for all age groups, from children to seniors. The vision of the policy is to improve everyone’s opportunities to develop their media literacy.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Media and Information Literacy
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education


Media literacy; Information literacy; Media education; MIL