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Media and Information Literacy Project LAB in Tallinn, Estonia

Training Course

28-30 August 2019 | Tallinn, Estonia

Apply to our interactive Media & Information Literacy Project Lab if you are eager to start your own project(s) to tackle fake news, cyber-bullying, sextortion, digital security or other topics connected to the Media and Information Literacy!

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) has initiated a project on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and is developing a set of activities and resources to improve MIL skills of young people, youth activists, youth leaders and youth workers.

On the 28th–30th of August 2019 (arrivals on the 27th of August), about 40 participants will come together in Tallinn to meet media experts, learn about Media and Information Literacy, share ideas and experiences and develop their ideas for real projects that could make a difference! Participants will "hack MIL" and come up with useful, practical and creative project ideas and concepts on MIL. Those with existing ideas can further develop their concepts and project plans to increase the chances of funding. The programme is being developed together with National Agencies, Erasmus+ advisors, Media and Information Literacy experts.

The goals of the Project Lab is to inspire each other, introduce what is MIL, showcase creative and interesting projects and to support and encourage the start of quality projects. 

Why is Media and Information Literacy important?

EU Youth Strategy emphasises the need for equipping youth with digital skills and fostering critical thinking and media literacy. The strategy states that digital technologies have revolutionised young people’s lives in many ways and policies need to consider both opportunities and challenges, by tapping the potential of social media, equipping youth with digital skills and fostering critical thinking and media literacy.

With “Content marketing”, data related challenges, "fake news" and overflow of information, even media professionals struggle time after time with manipulation. Online media’s triumph has created a very quick flow of news and “click baits”. This is often overshadowing critical thinking, pluralism, balanced information and accuracy.

If educators and youth leaders wish to tackle these issues, they need training, support and tools to improve media literacy. It should begin first with the “multipliers” and then spread to children and young people. Most of all, there is no participation without information! The quality of information and skills to analyse also determine the quality of participation of citizens in decision making processes.

This is why a training programme for “multipliers” is needed. As a result, we hope to see more media related projects be promoted within Erasmus+ programme, which will also give tools and means to become more successful in communicating and promoting youth participation.

What we will do?

  • Discuss with experts and media professionals
  • Learn more about Media and Information 
  • Brainstorm and develop project ideas and concepts
  • Get support and consultation for project planning, funding, communication, etc.
  • Learn about inspirational practices and meet other "doers" in the field
  • Get things going! This is your possibility to start your project and make critical thinking great again!

The full programme will be published by the end of July.

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8122

This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 40 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, young people interested in starting MIL related prijects

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) (SALTO Resource Centre)

The overall purpose of SALTO PI is to develop strategic and innovative action to encourage youth participation in democratic life, including through:

- fostering the involvement of young people in democratic decision-making;
- fostering youth participation in civic and social life through volunteering or taking up a role in youth organisations;
- developing expertise on evolving trends in youth participation, including through digital means;
- developing expertise on young people's skills that enhance and underpin their effective participation, including media literacy, sense of initiative and communication;
- providing guidance to and support for all NAs on state-of-the art strategies for reaching out to a higher number of young people, increasing quality and impact of information activities as well as their inclusiveness and the sustainability and transferability of project results.

Co-organiser(s):

  • Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency (NA Estonia) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Eleny Aalde

E-Mail:

Phone: +372 697 9217

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Costs

Participation fee

This event is funded by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies (NAs): https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/help/national-agencies/ or SALTO PI. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA or SALTO PI to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact SALTO PI for further information about the financial details. 

Accommodation and food

This event is funded by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. The organisation and costs for accommodation and food will be covered by SALTO PI for the selected participants.
 

Travel reimbursement

This project is part of a strategic partnership between the National Agencies and following National Agencies have committed to send participants: Iceland, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Italy. In case you are a resident of any of these countries, please contact your National Agency.

Other participants from Erasmus+ (and the programme) countries are welcome to apply and SALTO PI will cover their travel, if selected. 

Please make sure that participants are responsible to take care of their own travel insurance. SALTO PI will not reimburse travel insurance.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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