The conference "New Literacy for a New Age" was held in the new building of Radio-Television Vojvodina in Novi Sad, announcing activities to be carried out within the "Initiative for New Media and Digital Literacy" (New Literacy) programme implemented by Propulsion in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). After the opening of the conference, Minister Maja Gojković and Darko Soković, Director of the New Literacy Programme, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation which, among other things, envisages work on manuals, lectures, trainings and webinars in order to help parents, public administration and companies handle the increasingly complex media and digital environment in Serbia. On behalf of New Literacy, Soković signed a similar memorandum with Dejan S. Miletić, Acting Director of the National Academy for Public Administration. In this way, a media and information literacy curriculum for civil servants has been established for the first time in this part of the world.
The New Literacy programme encompasses citizens, the media, companies, the education system, influencers and the state administration to find the best practices of media, information and digital literacy among the foundations of modern Serbian society.
Maja Gojković, Minister of Culture and Information, Branko Ružić, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Tatjana Matić, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications and Mike de la Rosa, Director of the USAID Mission in Serbia gave the opening speeches at the conference.
During the conference, four panels were held with experts from various fields speaking on the topic of media literacy. At the first panel, Media Literacy in Formal and Non-Formal Education, the participants were addressed by the Acting Director of the National Academy for Public Administration Dejan S. Miletić, Dr. Branislav Randjelović, the Acting Director of the Institute for the Evaluation of the Quality of Education and Upbringing, and Saša Mirković, an expert in media and information literacy.