Learn Find Tell Act:
Media, digital and inclusion at EU level
The European project Learn-Find-Tell-Act has involved young people with disadvantages who were willing to develop and strengthen their competences in the field of media and digital literacy. The project has involved 6 EU nations (Italy, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Lithuania and UK) and it has allowed 50 young people and 12 youth workers to enhance their knowledge, skills and competences in the use of media and the new digital technology.
The project, always taking into consideration the objective of inclusion, included a specific work on the issue of refugees to better understand the reasons, causes and conditions of this phenomenon which is more and more important in today’s society.
The participants had the occasion of having a first-hand approach with these themes, through workshops, meeting with experts and activities focused on their development.
The 50 young people engaged in the project have participated in a 2-weeks training in which they had the possibilities of confronting themselves with their peers. The first week of training was held in February 2020 in Turkey (Aidyn), in which the participants focused on the development of competences in the production of audio-video materials (professional photos and videos). The second week of training was held in July 2020 in Greece (Preveza). During the week the participants focused on communication and use of social media, confronting themselves on the themes of fake news, how to distinguish them and which are the most effective instruments for online communication, the dangers of web and the value social media have on the Z generation.
The 2-weeks training have involved meetings with experts and testimonials of people who has worked with refugees to make the participants understand better the value of inclusion and of a welcoming and open spirit.
Turkey, February 2020
Greece, July 2020
The project didn’t stop with the participants but continued in the partner countries through the testimonials the participants shared with their peers to make them better understand the topics of hospitality and to make them have more information on media and digital literacy. This activity continued even during the pandemics through the use of new technologies like videocalls and webinars.
The project has created:
-bite lessons in which the youth workers active in the project have provided tips regarding audio-video production, marketing strategies and so on.
-creation of a booklet which will help better understand the situation of media and digital literacy in the partner countries and the programmes created in order to develop media and digital skills.
-flash-mob: during the training week in Greece the participants created a flash-mob involving the local people in order to make them understand in an innovative and fun way the theme of migration and hospitality.