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🇮🇹 "Understanding Media for Inclusion"

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

The second Youth Exchange "Understanding Media for Inclusion" - Messina, Italy - 18-25.09.2019 organized by our association is finished, but our feelings are still on fire!

“Understanding Media for Inclusion” is an international youth exchange project, which gathered 32 young people from 5 different countries (Italy, Portugal, Norway, Turkey & Spain) to prevent radicalization and marginalization of young people, through a deep understanding of media/social media/media literacy, raising awareness of using media in a positive way and promoting media literacy and critical thinking among youngsters.

According to the Assembly debate on the 19th of April 2016 of the Council of Europe, preventing children and young people from turning to extremist movements must start at an early age when values and beliefs are formed. Hate speech, Islamophobia and discrimination against young people of Muslim background or other religious communities as such (including refugees arriving in Europe) contribute to exclusion and may further reinforce the religious radicalization of children and young people.

Because of this, we implemented our project not only for young people but also by young people by using non-formal educational methods and activities to achieve the following specific objectives:

- To understand how media/social media affects young people/children and our societies,

- To develop critical thinking regarding the information they received through the media,

- To be aware of the importance of cultural diversity at local, regional and international levels and to develop skills and attitudes to motivate and actively involve our young people in human rights youth projects as preventing the radicalization of young people,

- To identify and share similarities & differences in practices used in different countries in terms of Media and Media Literacy,

- To promote the active participation of young people by using media and social media,

- To increase awareness about refugees/asylum seekers and migrants by using media/social media,

- To develop a critical approach towards media messages based on their own experiences, skills, beliefs, and values,

- To develop their skills in creating media content and creating videos regarding to preventing the radicalization of young people and children,

- To offer the opportunity to meet partner groups and develop concrete ideas for future projects focusing on cultural diversity and active participation of young people in order to prevent radicalization of young people,

- To support young people to increase their knowledge about Erasmus + Programme and youth exchange projects in order to develop new projects in the future,

- To create professional videos (we will have experienced participants) and use social media very actively in order to reach as many as people possible for the outcomes of our project and for the visibility of the Erasmus + Programme.

We will have special attention to the role of media/social media in the situation of refugees/asylum seekers and refugees. We will increase awareness about their needs of them and show

- as creating videos/blogs/Facebook page/youtube channel

- how media/social media can take a positive role in preventing radicalization, and marginalization of young people in our countries.

Check out our Booklet!

Understanding Media for Inclusion (Booklet)
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