Advisory committee

The role of this committee is to advise the organising committee on the organisation of the awards and the selection of the entries by suggesting improvements to the rules and regulations or by proposing jury members. While the advisory committee advises and supports the organisation of the MEDEA Awards, all decisions related to the selection of winners rests with the judging panel. Several advisory committee members have also taken part as members of the judging panel.

Our advisory committee members are:

Ayşe Akarsu, Terakki Foundation Schools, Turkey
Ina Alm, Pedagogiska Centralen (PEDC), Sweden
Knut Olav Aslaksen, Centre for Further and Continuing Education (SEVU), University of Bergen, Norway
Mylada Balounova, Czech Technical University in Prague, EMTECH & TECHFILM, Czech Republic
Prof Peter A. Bruck, International Center for New Media (ICNM), EUROPRIX Multimedia Awards and Research Studios Austria, Austria
Kevin Burden, Centre for Educational Studies, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Gérard Casanova, VIDEOSCOP, Université de Lorraine, France
David J. Cleverly, St George's Hospital Medical School & the International Association for Media in Science (IAMS), United Kingdom
Dr. Elisabetta Delle Donne, PIXEL, Italy
Jim Devine, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT), Ireland
Prof Gabriel Dima, Innovate4Future, Center for Advances Educational Solutions, Romania
Florence Ducreau, VIDEOSCOP, Université de Lorraine, France
Maciej Durczewski, P&R Image Public Relations Agency - Technology in Education and Development, Poland
Sergio Duretti, CSP - Innovazione nelle ICT, Italy
Nicoleta Fotiade, ActiveWatch - Media Monitoring Agency, Research and Media Education Department, Romania
Nathalie Goethals, MEDIA Desk Belgium - Flemish Community, Belgium
Päivi Hakkarainen, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education, Centre for Media Pedagogy (CMP), Finland
Armin Hottmann, Media Education across the Curriculum (MEAC), Germany
Dr Nikitas Kastis, MENON Network, Belgium
Jaap Klein, World Association of Medical and Health Film (WAMHF), the Netherlands
Ene Koitla, Estonian e-Learning Development Centre, Information Technology Foundation for Education, Estonia
Dr Philippe Kolh, ImagéSanté - the International Health Film Festival of Liège, Belgium
Jack Koumi, Educational Media Production Training, United Kingdom
Andrew Law, Open University, United Kingdom
Astrid Leeb, Edugroup, Austria
Ruth Martínez, ELEARNING3D: Learning in Virtual Worlds, Spain
Prof Charles L. Mifsud, Centre for Literacy, University of Malta, R. Malta
Dr Jozsef Mlinarics, Hungarian Association of Content Industry, Hungary
Miglena Molhova, Zinev Art Technologies, Bulgaria
Petra Newrly, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Public Innovation Agency for ICT and Media, Germany
Chris M.L. Nieuwenhoven, WEBstroom and Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Prof. Alberto Parola, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Maja Petruseva, Educational Advising Center (EAC Skopje), R. Macedonia
Maja Pivec, Information Design at the FachHochschule JOANNEUM, Austria
Dr Vitor Rocio, Universidade Aberta (UAb), Portugal
Prof Bruce Royan, The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Audiovisual and Multimedia section (IFLA - AVMS), United Kingdom
Prof Danguole Rutkauskiene, National Association of Distance Education (NADE), Lithuania
David Seume, The Ashcombe School, United Kingdom
Clive Shepherd, The eLearning Network, United Kingdom
Dr Libor Stepanek, Language Centre, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
Lāsma Ulmane-Ozoliņa, Liepaja University, Latvia
Leena Vainio, The Association of Finnish eLearning Centre, Finland
Mathy Vanbuel, Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and Telecommunications (ATiT), Belgium
Kathleen Van Damme, AthenaWeb, Belgium
Dr. Katerina Veselá, Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
Dr Charalambos Vrasidas, Centre for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology (CARDET), Cyprus
Dr Clive P.L. Young, University College London, United Kingdom
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The committee members are often also representatives for their own companies or institutions, which are partner organisations that are involved in promoting and enhancing the use of digital video and audio in education and help highlight MEDEA.