Rīga Stradiņš University is one of the most popular universities in Latvia – with a vision of a modern, prestigious university, recognized in Europe and worldwide with a human as its main value. Its mission is to prepare highly qualified research staff, support outstanding science and effective transfer of technology to promote innovation and increase the global competitiveness of RSU. It provides extensive academic and professional university education, as well as research opportunities in the following basic fields – medicine, health and social care, teaching, social sciences and natural sciences. Research of media literacy as a field of activity was developed at the Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Communication as a result of extensive work on media systems, critical reading and new digital media usage habits. Now it is becoming one of the most important topics among the interests of researchers of the department.
Vilnius University is the oldest university in the Baltic countries. Founded in 1579, today it is an integral part of European science and culture that embodies the concept of a classical university and the unity of studies and research. The Faculty of Communication at Vilnius University, established in 1991, is the largest centre for research in the field of communication and information science (CIS) in Lithuania. The Faculty has become a regular base for recognised national CIS experts, who as members of wide international research networks are visible at the international research events, editorial boards, research projects.
University of Wrocław has a European character of a world-oriented, open institution of higher education, which is willing to cooperate with other universities and institutions to build a centre for scientific, intellectual and cultural life. One of the overall aims is to prepare the students for live and work in a multicultural community and informational society. Department of Social Communication and Journalism is a part of the Institute of Political Science of the University of Wroclaw. Research workers are the team who regularly cooperates with national and foreign scientific centres and is involved in international research projects. The Institute of Political Science underlines that its educational offer is adjusted to the demands of the modern world and up-to-date teaching solutions
University of Tartu, is Estonia's leading centre of research and training. It preserves the culture of the Estonian people and spearheads the country's reputation in research and provision of higher education. UT belongs to the top 1.2 % of world's best universities. As Estonia's national university, UT stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that the University of Tartu has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.
Nordicom is a centre for Nordic media research at the University of Gothenburg, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Besides compiling statistics on the Nordic media, Nordicom publishes academic books in the field of media and communication research and runs two scientific peer-reviewed journals, Nordicom Review and the Nordic Journal of Media Studies. Nordicom also hosts the NordMedia Network, a digital platform devoted to the community of Nordic and Nordic-oriented researchers that for the past four decades has grown out of the NordMedia conference.
LETA is a national information agency which produces trusted content and provides personalized services to professional information users.
LETA is one of the most innovative media companies in the Baltics and Europe, which has made unique scientific and technical developments in the field of content selection, editing and development of other content services. LETA also works closely together with the Baltic News Service (BNS) in Estonia and Lithuania, as well as with the Polish news agency PAP, the photo news agency SCANPIX and other European and global information agencies to provide partners with information on developments taking place outside of Latvia.
The National Library of Latvia (NLL) was founded in 1919 with the aim to collect national literature, maintain its perpetual storage and the long-term provision of access to it. The NLL collection (4.5 million units) embraces all branches of knowledge, the fundamental profile being Social Science and the Humanities. Library readers also have access to special collections – rare books, manuscripts, the Lettonica (Latvian) and Baltic Central Library collections, maps, sheet music, sound recordings, graphic publications, ephemera and periodicals. At present, most library activities and events are intended to support higher education, research and life-long learning.