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Ref: : ERASMUS-YOUTH-2021-CB Project 101052000 — JOUR-YOU

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The 21st century demands raising skills and competences to respond to the fast technological development and a shifting digital realm. Media literacy is defined as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and communicate information and messages in various forms and online platforms. Digital skills are an essential component in using digital devices, communication applications, and networks to access and manage information. They are critical for job creation and social inclusion, enabling people to create and share digital content, communicate and collaborate, and at the same time, solve issues effectively by learning and participating in social activities at a larger scale. Young people are exposed to mass media daily; they watch television and movies, read books, newspapers and magazines online, listen to music and explore the internet. This broad spectrum of exposure to media outlets leads to the need for education about media literacy and digital skills..


Objectives of the Project

  • Тo improve the knowledge and capacity of youth organizations to promote media literacy and digital skills among young people as a way for community engagement and active participation in the democratic life of their communities;

  • To foster mutual cooperation and exchange of best practices in the field of youth work in combating fake news and disinformation;

  • To support the qualitative development of youth work through the application of training materials for critical thinking, media literacy, digital skills, leadership skills, self-reflection, empowerment and engagement of young people and youth workers.

Target groups

  • Youth organizations and young people in Europe and the Mediterranean region.

  • Youth workers who are interested in the topics of new media technologies, (citizen) journalism and the enhancement of media and digital literacy skills

  • Young people between 18 and 30 years old

  • Young people with fewer opportunities and underrepresented and inactive youth in the public realms of their communities.

Planned Activities

Seminar of Youth Workers: a preparatoty activity as an initial training for youth workers
Training materials of Citizen Journalism: development of project’s OERs: online course, training toolkit and guide.
Piloting Training: capacity-building for the youth workers from Partner countries and follow-up local trainings in all project countries
International Academy and Competition: new generation of youth leaders who are capable of mobilising large and diverse groups of users in the new media landscape in social causes and initiatives in protecting human rights and democracy.
Multiplier Events: to raise awareness on the project topics (media literacy skills, combating fake news and disinformation, youth civil participation through new media technologies)

List of Participating Organisations

  1. Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Culture and Education-FECE (Coordinator, Bulgaria)

  2. Entrepreneurship and Social Economy Group – EKO (Greece)

  3. EUROSUD (Italy)

  4. People in Focus – PIF (Albania)

  5. MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights – MAAT (Egypt)

  6. East and West Centre for Sustainable Development – WE Centre (Jordan)

  7. EUROMED EVE (Tunisia)

Duration: 01-02-2022 – 31-01-2024


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Seminar and Kick-Off Meeting
  • Number of participants: 19 youth workers representing the partner organisations + 7 coordinators.

  • Venue: Tirana, Albania.

  • Date: 20 – 22 April 2022

Between 20 and 22 April 2022, a kick-off meeting and a seminar for youth workers were held in Tirana, Albania, as part of the Citizen Journalism Academy for Youth (JOUR-YOU) project, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. The kick-off meeting was attended by all partners: Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Culture and Education (Coordinator, Bulgaria), Entrepreneurship and Social Economy Group (Greece), MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights Association (Egypt), People in Focus (Albania), EUROSUD (Italy), East and West Center for Sustainable Development (Jordan) and EURO-MED EVE (Tunisia).

During the three days of the meeting, the partners in the consortium got acquainted with the project’s main aims, objectives, activities and expected results. The consortium discussed the dissemination of the project results, monitoring and evaluation and signed internal partner agreements.

Simultaneously, 17 youth workers from the partner countries participated in a seminar to share their thoughts on citizen journalism and media literacy. By participating in non-formal activities, such as simulations, interactive games and debates, the youth workers discussed the state of freedom of speech and journalism in their countries. They created possible scenarios for the upcoming activities under the project. In the next months, the youth workers will prepare Stocktaking and Reflection papers to present the state of journalism in their countries by conducting desk research on the topics of the project.

Thanks to our hosts, People in Focus, we were also able to get familiar with the recent Albanian history through a walking tour around Tirana.