Conference-debate “Media & Interculturality: how to #MEETolerance?”

How to #MEETolerance Conference-debate 8th November 2017

The national event of Belgium took place on November 8th in Brussels and was a reel success with a lot of exchanges among professionals from the socio-cultural, associative, formal and informal educational field.  Continue reading “Conference-debate “Media & Interculturality: how to #MEETolerance?””

e–Engagement against violence

Over the last years, due to globalisation and migration processes, neoliberal transformations of welfare states and shrinking labour markets populist parties and movements have emerged in a number of European countries. This context has provoked new forms of racism and discrimination, also through new media and social platforms. The European Project e-EAV (e-Engagement Against Violence), supported by the DAPHNE-programme 2012-2014, aimed at contrasting new right-wing populism and discrimination transmitted through digital media by promoting young people’s awareness of violent media contents and empowering them through civic engagement and media/digital literacy.

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Conference-debate « Media and interculturality: how to educate to critical thinking, citizen mobilization and expression?”

On the 8th of November, in the Markten (Brussels, Belgium)

A day of reflection to highlight the issue of interculturality in media education.
To face discourses of othering and intolerance spread by some media, we wish through the MEET project to develop a critical and citizen understanding of media representations. Above all, we want to encourage citizens to produce counter-discourse in order to strengthen intercultural understanding and combat discrimination.

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MEET schools in Germany, Italy and Slovenia

MEET Partners in cooperation with their respective Associated Partners at national level have identified six secondary public schools where the participatory action research will take place between May 2017 and June 2018. Indeed, starting from the next month MEET researchers and teachers will start to co-design media education materials addressing young citizens at the Ernst-Reuter-Schule (Ludwigshafen, DE), BBS Technik 1 (Ludwigshafen, DE), Istituto Gramsci – Keynes (Prato, IT), Istituto Marconi (Prato, IT), Dvojezična srednja šola/Kétnyelvű Középiskola (Lendava, SL) and Srednja šola tehniških strok Šiška (Ljubljana, SL).

How to adapt media literacy activities to young people at risk of social exclusion?

In March 2017, the University of Florence (IT), the Peace Institute (SI) and (GE) gathered in Ljubljana (Slovenia) to think on how to adapt the media literacy activities of the e-Engagement Against Violence project to young people at risk of social exclusion. Continue reading “How to adapt media literacy activities to young people at risk of social exclusion?”

The MEET project is launched!

MEET is a new European project aiming at supporting social inclusion for young people in inter-cultural context thanks to media education. It is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (2016-18) of the European Union and leaded by the University of Florence (Italy) with four European organisations: the University of Vienna (Austria), Média Animation ASBL (Belgique), the Peace Institute (SIovenia) and (Germany).

The whole team is ready to take up the challenges of MEET: Media Education for Equity and Tolerance.

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