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SMaRT-EU Intergenerational Project

Former partners from MIA, Mind over Media and other great media literacy initiatives have teamed up to produce a Social Media Resilience Toolkit.  SMaRT-EU is an intergenerational project lead by COFAC providing tools, suggestions and resources to train young people, older people and also the intermediaries and educators who work with them.

The tools will provide support in:

  • how to read media – particularly social media;
  • how to navigate with critical consciousness in the saturated and instantaneous informational social media environment;
  • How to use digital media for civic engagement.

SMaRT-EU will work across these two generations and across five European countries  (Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, and Estonia) and seven languages (English, Portuguese,  Spanish, Croatian, Dutch, Estonian and French) to develop media literacy as a form of resilience against fake news  and disinformation.

In order to do this the project will produce the following outputs:

  • Tools for social media resilience;
  • Participative  activities with local intergenerational community groups;
  • Online platform;
  • Blended-learning activities and reflection;
  • “YouTube news” video resource.

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(Italiano) La formica diversa, raccontare l’inclusione

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A Storytelling about social inclusion, realized by the participants of the care centre L’Arboreto, in Italy. 

Questo video è stato realizzato  dai ragazzi ospiti del  Centro diurno  L’ Arboreto, sotto la guida di Francesca, l’educatrice che ha partecipato al Workshop MIA tenutosi a Perugia a settembre 2018.  Un processo di storytelling per raccontare e riflettere su diversità e inclusione a partire dal pensiero e dalla prospettiva dei ragazzi ospiti del centro. 


MIA training in Wales

During the first two weeks in December a group of educators took part in MIA workshops in Pontypridd. The training was split into two sections; Media Literacy theory for educators and Practical workshops in digital content creation.

There have been a number of requests for follow up sessions or a repeat of the workshops for those who were unable to attend. Pontydysgu plans to run more workshops in Wales in the Spring of 2019.

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