The team and story behind MODULE 4: Media Literacy:

ACTIon – Promoting active citizenship through civic education and active online participation of youth role models

Project Funded by: Erasmus+, Support for Policy Reform, KA3 Social Inclusion through Education, training and youth

Project Duration: 36 months (15/01/2021 – 14/01/2024

ACTIon brings together six partners from five countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, North Macedonia) experienced in education, participation and network cooperation. Our aim is to promote active citizenship through civic education and active online participation of youth role models from socially disadvantaged groups. ACTIon will adapt two innovative good practices that use offline and online training models and tools, and will pilot these in formal and non-formal, community-based education settings in four countries.

The project’s main target groups are adolescents and young people (aged 14-25), youth activists, volunteers and informal peer leaders in non-formal education and community settings like youth organisations and community education centres.

Specific objectives:

  • To enhance social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding, and ownership of values and fundamental rights.
  • To foster digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups (migrants and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds)
  • To enhance critical thinking and media literacy among learners, parents, and educational staff.

The approach is highly innovative: participatory engagement of adolescents and young people from socially underprivileged regions, ethnic minority/Roma youth and young migrants/refugees that experience the greatest barriers in terms of social inclusion in the fields of health and general education, the labour market and public life.

The project’s immediate beneficiaries will be roughly 100-120 young leaders trained as role models during the piloting phase, 50-60 of which according to the Popular Opinion Leader (POL) model. The trained POLs will have the capacity to reach a further 300 to 500 community peers from their immediate social environment and networks. Around 120 youth activists are expected to become engaged with e-participation educational projects through the online tool and digital appliance (App).

The expected impact is that active and deliberate digital youth participation will help strengthen the resources of young, disadvantaged learners, newly coming migrants and Roma/ethnic minority communities, empowering them to engage in pro-active social (online) participation through self-organised piloting projects with the digital tool.

Ultimately, the results of this project will inform practice-driven policy recommendations, targeted at a European level to support policy advocacy for social inclusion through (digital) citizenship education.

Here you can follow last news and results of our work:

The team and story behind the first 3 modules: Leadership, Project Planning, Art of Communication:

After 4 years working together, this year we went more deeply. The main goal of our work together was to prepare our team members and colleagues with the necessity skills and competences to make the changes.

The knowledge what all of us have come from the real experiences. For all these years we have been make some mistakes. But also we have many achievements and good practices that is nice to be shared.

In this page we will show you how we make the transitions from a live education to on-line (distance) educational modules. The process was interesting. Funny. Hard working. And little crazy (because of the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down). Welcome in our journey!

In the begging we start with 3 training courses. All of them happened in real educational environment:

After these training courses become time for local activities where each on of us apply the skills and ideas from these modules. For our trainers was time to summarizing the feedback and to deliver the content in materials easy for self education and most important for distance learning.