Universidade Lusófona

Read Twice (R2)

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Acronym

R2

Project Reference

Proposal ID101081326

Start / End

01.10.22 - 31.03.24

Funding (Total)
Funding Programme

CERV - citizens’ engagement and participation

Leading Partner

Evro Advans

Udruga Za Promicanje Aktivnog

Asociatia Se poate

COFAC

Alliance4Europe Ggmbh

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.

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