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Universidade Lusófona


Project Reference

Proposal ID101081326

Start / End

01.10.22 - 31.03.24

Funding (Total)
Funding Programme

CERV - citizens’ engagement and participation


Ongoing Projects

Leading Partner

Evro Advans

Udruga Za Promicanje Aktivnog

Asociatia Se poate


Alliance4Europe Ggmbh

Read Twice

The European Commission recognises that disinformation poses major risks to European democracies and societies, and it needs to be  addressed in order to preserve European values and freedoms. Fake news undermine the trust of citizens in democracy and democratic  institutions and contribute to the polarisation of public views. Considering this, it is crucial to teach people how to assess critically content,  especially online, and make them more aware of the phenomenon of disinformation, how it can interfere with democracy and human  rights.

In this respect, READ TWICE will counter disinformation and limit the spread of fake news by enhancing citizens` skills to assess  critically information, identify vicious and harmful media content and distinguish between facts and opinions, thus improving their media  literacy competences. The project consortium involves organisations coming from both countries with high and low media literacy  capacity. To ensure exchange of knowledge and best practices, and transfer of know-how two international capacity building trainings are  envisaged – in Portugal and in Germany. The events will aim at improving the capacity of 30 young media practitioners to identify  disinformation and implement state-of-the-art practices for media literacy.

Furthermore, 9 media literacy trainings for university students,  3 seminars for local stakeholders and multipliers in the field of media literacy will take place in Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia thus  involving almost one thousand people. In addition, an international webinar will increase the access and use of digital tools for countering  disinformation and social media campaign “Read twice, don`t repeat lies” will encourage citizens stop, read again and check if the  information is accurate and reliable before sharing it. At the end the project, an international conference will take place in Brussels capitalising lessons learnt and promoting active participation in the EU policy making process.


Maria José Brites (Portuguese Coordinator), Ana Filipa Oliveira (Co-coordinator), Margarida Santos (Project Manager)

More info

In the scope of the Read Twice project, Lusófona University/ CICANT conducted a mapping of best practices for tackling disinformation. This mapping aimed to collect information and to list a set of initiatives that represent Portugal’s experience and expertise in addressing disinformation and media literacy-related issues. You can read the full mapping and discover the listed initiatives here. Besides this, in march 2023, Lusófona University/ CICANT organized a Capacity Building event that gathered 30 youngsters from Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania to share with them insights and knowledge to increase media literacy and tackle disinformation. Know more about this events here. The results of this capacity building are available here.


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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them. 

Read Twice has received funding under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Union, under Grant Agreement 101081326.