Project dates: In the course of 4 weeks, starting from 12th of October
Project place: Online
Deadline for applying: URGENT!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
In a world where the role of media has been so great that a term ‘mediacracy’ (the rule of media) has been frequently used to describe it, the need for media literacy and media activism of young people and youth NGOs is apparent. That is the main topic of this project.
1: Increasing the capacity of youth organisations/workers in the field of media literacy and media activism and fostering their active participation in society, as well as promoting intraregional, transregional and transcontinental cooperation between 11 youth NGOs from 5 Programme and 5 Partner countries from the Balkans, Northern Europe and Latin America.
2: Strengthening media promotion of youth policy and democratic values in the partner countries and on Europe–Latin America level.
3: Create informational/media hub between Europe and LA in the field of youth policy that will improve the connections between these distant parts of the world.
1. Strengthening human and IT resources of 11 youth NGOs in the field of media literacy and media activism;
2. Creating multilingual OER on media literacy and media activism;
3. Improving (technically, visually, conceptually, by involving new contributors) the transnational e-Magazine (www.mediactiveyouth.net/magazine) for youth policy and democracy and elevate it to the transcontinental level;
4. Establishing strong transcontinental cooperation among partner NGOs.
1. Training course (TC) in media literacy and media activism
2. Creating educative content (OER):
– advanced Moodle course on media literacy;
– an Moodle course Media Skills for Engaged Youth.
3. Improving (technically, visually, conceptually, by involving new contributors) a transnational e-Magazine for youth policy and democracy and elevate it to transcontinental level as a media in which young people and youth workers from Europe and LA jointly publish their contributions. The e-Magazine becomes a unique place that informs the youth and wider public on youth policy, youth activism and democracy in both Europe and Latin America.
ABOUT THE TRAINING COURSE
The course will begin on October 12th. It will be conducted over Moodle platform in the course of 4 weeks and will be self-paced i.e. the participants will be able to view lessons whenever it suits them. There will be just several live sessions during the training. We believe that the overall engagement of the participants would be some 120 minutes per week to cover lessons and teaching material, plus some additional hours overall for their individual work on their article.
1. After the online training every participant will get the Youthpass certificate (Youthpass is a European recognition tool for non-formal and informal learning in youth work, https://www.youthpass.eu/en).
2. After the online training every interested participant will get the possibility to write articles for the international e-Magazine (to become a regular contributor).
– an adult 18+ years old (this criteria is mandatory)
– possess certain media literacy/activism knowledge or strong desire to acquire it;
– to be interested in youth policy, especially the problems of youth;
– to be motivated to combat undemocratic incidents;
– to be familiar with ICTs (to be able to use a computer and access social media);
– to be familiar with the current youth policy situation at local/national/international level, problems and needs of youth;
– to be interested to deal with issues of youth policy in partner countries and at the global level;
– to be willing to cooperate with their European and Latin American colleagues;
– to be willing to participate in Project dissemination;
– to be fluent in English.