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Call for Participants – “Living with the Media: Sense & Sensibility” – Youth Exchange

This Youth Exchange will give the opportunity to 5 young people from Cyprus, together with 30 young people from 6 different countries (Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Serbia and Spain), to share their knowledge and reflect on the role of media and its effect. The Youth Exchange will take place in Larnaca from the 2nd– 9th of April 2017.

Background of the Project:

Media Literacy refers to the ability of people to access, understand, analyse, create and evaluate critically the content of media. Media literate youth and adults are able to better understand the complex messages that receive through the media. The rapid development of the media and digital technology creates the needof understanding and engaging with media usage for all citizens. Media literacy is an effective way to respond to the increasingly changing and complex digital environment we live in. In fact, the more aware we are about the working principles of the Media, the more efficient the interpretation of media messages willbe.The Paris Declaration, adopted on the 17th of March 2015, highlights the significant of “strengthening children’s and young people’s ability to think critically and exercise judgement so that, particularly in the context of the Internet and social media, they are able to grasp realities, to distinguish fact from opinion, to recognise propaganda and to resist all forms of indoctrination and hate speech”.

Objectives:

  • Understand how media messages shape our culture and society,
  • Develop critical thinking regarding the information they received through the media,
  • Explore the possibilities & the threads of media usage,
  • Promote active participation in media related activities,
  • Share their personal experiences from media usage,
  • Identify similarities & differences in practices used in different European countries in terms of Media Literacy.

This project is for young people, volunteers, group leaders and youth workers who want to learn more about the effects and possibilities of social media and are willing to share what they learned with their communities. There will be in total 35 young people (4 participants and 1 group leader from each country).

Working language will be English.

Accommodation and food are free.

There is a participation fee of 20 Euros.

For more Information check the infopack.

If you are interested, please fill in the online application form until the 22nd of March 2017.

                                         

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