Member organisation: Telecentar
As a founder, project manager and executive director of Croatian NGO Telecentar, Žarko dedicated the last 16 years of his professional career to the development of digital media literacy. He coordinated and participated in implementation of 14 EU funded projects in collaboration with 28 Croatian and 26 international partners from 17 countries. The projects were presented in 2014 as good practices at UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Forum in Paris, in 2015 at 3L Platform Media Literacy Conference in Brussels and in 2016 in Mapping of Media Literacy Practices and Actions in EU-28 report by Council of Europe. In 2019 he presented the projects as a speaker at European Commission Conference on Media Literacy in Brussels. As a task force member, Žarko participated in the development of occupational standards, qualification standards and VET and university curricula for media technicians, camera operators, audio technicians, digital designers and multimedia engineers.
As a Board Member of ALL DIGITAL (then Telecentre-Europe), Žarko was responsible for drafting the first ALL DIGITAL Strategy in 2013. He is particularly interested in Pan-European collaboration in the fields of digital inclusion (elderly, people with disabilities, rural areas, islands), digital education (online learning, audio-visual production of learning content, game development) and digital transformation of non-IT occupations (health, cultural and creative industries).