C:L:A:S:S

Project facts

Project promoter:
European Institute Foundation(BG)
Project Number:
BG-ACTIVECITIZENS-0017
Status:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
€186,866

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Description

The skill to search and use information is directly connected to the ability of young people for critical thinking and being full and active citizens. Today only 50% of students can judge the authenticity of information. In 2018/2019 school year the school curriculum has provided for the first time for media literacy classes to build digital media competence encompassing 5 key skills: information literacy, communications and cooperation, creation of digital content, safety and problem resolution. However, despite the efforts by the Ministry of Education and Science, students and teachers need adequate resources to prepare and hold these classes. This is particularly true for disadvantaged areas where the environment is in even worse state. This project aims at promoting media literacy and civic education. The goal will be achieved through a series of 7 interconnected activities including carrying out training initiatives regarding civic education and media literacy for teachers and students, organization of a three-day training camp in media literacy for students and setting up local partnerships between civil society organizations and educational institutions/organizations. 3 educational materials and tools will be developed and disseminated: 2 guides (on civic education and media literacy) and an online platform with an education blog/vlog. The project target groups are teachers and pedagogues from disadvantaged areas across the country (14 cities) and the end users are children and adolescents and students from all age groups from the selected cities. The project will help efficiently promote media literacy in the target cities and improve the quality of civic education. In addition, 14 local partnerships will be set up which will provide for an efficient format of a sustainable solution to the identified problems even after the project ends.

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