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MEDIActive Youth

Ref: ERASMUS-YOUTH-2021-CB Project 101051824 — MEDIActive Youth

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“Our two previous E+ projects successfully launched a transcontinental initiative of improving youth media literacy. By now, capacities of 22 youth NGOs from Europe and Latin America have been raised, a Transnational Youth Magazine (TYM), e-magazine for youth policy, youth (media) activism and promotion of democratic values has been launched, and multilingual online courses have been created. The overall objective of this two-years project is to continue with building capacities of youth NGOs globally and developing open education resources (OER) in the field of media literacy. Particular attention is given here to the African continent, and this project will enable it to also join the transcontinental initiative of improving media literacy launched through the previous projects.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  1. Increasing the capacity of youth NGOs/workers/activists from 3 Programme and 4 Partner countries from Europe and Africa in the field of media literacy and media activism, and fostering their active participation in society

  2. Creating high-quality multilingual OER for an innovative blended learning on media literacy and activism

  3. Creating an informational/media hub between Europe, Africa and Latin America in the field of youth policy through further improving the Transnational Youth Magazine by engaging youth activists from Africa and Europe to start write for it

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  1. Media Literacy and Blended Learning Training Course for youth trainers

  2. Design and development of teaching material pack (TMP) ”Media Literacy Education by the Blended Learning Method” (training course curriculum, educational materials and guidelines)

  3. Creating MOOC: Moodle course ”Media Literacy Education by the Blended Learning Method”

  4. Improving the TYM (https://tymagazine.net) – new authors, themes and articles

WORK PACKAGES

Specific objectives will be achieved through realization of 6 work packages (WP):

WP1. Project management and coordination

WP2. Media Literacy and Blended Learning Training Course

WP3. Design and development of teaching material pack (TMP) ”Media Literacy Education by the Blended Learning Method” (training course curriculum, educational materials and guidelines)

WP4. Creating MOOC: Moodle course ”Media Literacy Education by the Blended Learning Method”

WP5. Improving the TYM – new authors, topics and articles

WP6. Impact and dissemination

DIRECTBENEFICIARIES

21 youth trainers and 70 young activists from partner countries

OUTPUTS

Training course realized TMP developed MOOC designed

At least 70 articles written for the TYM

List of participating organisations

  1. CENTAR ZA DRUSTVENO EKONOMSKI RAZVOJ UDRUZENJE RS

  2. EESTI PEOPLE TO PEOPLE EE

  3. CENTER FOR INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE ASSOCIATION MK

  4. ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE ET EDUCATIVE ARC EN CIEL COMMUNE DE AINSEFRA DZ

  5. Better World Foundation - NGO Egypt

  6. Mediterranean Forum For Social Development Morocco

  7. L' ASSOCIATION EURO-MEDITERRANEENNE DES ECHANGES, VOLONTARIATS, EVENEMENTS Tunisia

 

Duration: 01 March 2022 - 29th February 2024.

Kick-off MB meeting
  • Number of participants: 07 coordinators.

  • Venue: Cairo, Egypt.

  • Date: 09 May 2022

The first (kick-off) meeting was organized in person (in Cairo, Egypt) to debate and agree project management.

One person per organization (member of the Management Board listed in the document Project Team Structure available on the Drive)

Host: Better World Foundation - NGO Egypt

Media Literacy and Blended Learning (Training Course)
  • Number of participants: 21 participants (youth trainers) + 3 trainers + 2 support staff.

  • Venue: Belgrade, Serbia.

  • Date: 23 June- 03 July  2022

The ToT gather 21 youth worker/trainer participants, 3 from each partner NGOs. The training was led by experienced CDER trainers.

The goal of the ToT is to provide media literacy/activism and blended learning skills for the youth workers/trainers from partner NGOs. 

After the ToT, they become experts who will educate young people in media literacy by using blended learning. They will also perfect their writing skills and start writing for the TYM.

Each participant had to write an article for TYM during the ToT.

AFTER THE TRAINING COURSE

 

Educated participants will participate in the further important project activities:

-To write articles for TYM

-To hold pilot training courses for young activists in local communities.

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