Media Literacy for Living Together
This action aims to foster media literacy for all, through a multi-stakeholder approach and a good-practices rationale, meaning documenting and evaluating all the process. Based on recent research evidence and theoretical conceptualization of media literacy as a fundamental requirement of citizenship and empowerment, this project emphasizes the key role of improving media literacy among youth and enabling them as agents of social change and inclusion of minorities, marginalized groups and online interest communities as part of the general public.
MILT team will design, implement and evaluate a pilot media literacy education project with two main goals: a) to improve media literacy skills and competences among youth participants through on ground and online training, particularly in the areas of media comprehension and evaluation concerning fake news and media representations of body images, creative expressions through videogames and active participation in their community groups with a broader and critical understanding of the social, cultural and political contexts of communication in a growingly digital media environment; b) to enable and support these youth participants to function as agents of change in their communities of proximity and communities of interest and friendship.
This pilot project will be implemented through evidence-based and youth-centered educational workshops and an online open knowledge platform. This platform with open educational resources will be made available to the public upon completion of the pilot project. The Youth participants in the action are from all partner countries, male and female, and they will be recruited from schools located in immigrant/refugee communities, degenerated neighbourhood or NGOs. The project will provide training content, delivery methods, educational resources in the partners languages and supporting activities via an online and interactive open knowledge platform.
This pilot action intends to reach directly 75 youth and 150 adults or youth and indirectly about thousands of social network friends.
Principal Investigator (PI): Maria da Conceição Gonçalves Costa
This project was selected to be funded in Media in Action Program – European Commission.
REF: LC – OO865164 – MILT