The partners of MEET

UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, Department of Education and Psychology




Associated partners of MEET






Staff members of the UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, Department of Education and Psychology


Maria Ranieri is the scientific coordinator of the project. She is an Associate Professor of Educational Methods and Technology. Her main research areas include theory and methodology relating to media and technology in education. She has also worked on educational practices aimed at tackling different forms of intolerance, especially online hate speech and digital discrimination, through the promotion of critical media literacy skills. On these topics she has published several books and articles, and coordinated European project. Recently she edited “e-Engagement against violence. Tools for media and citizenship education” (Aracne International, 2015) and “Populism, Media and Education. Challenging discrimination in contemporary digital societies” (Routledge, 2016).

Staff members of MEDIEN+BILDUNG.COM (M+B.COM)


CEO, has been carrying out EU projects in various sectors and topical fields for 20 years; designs innovative projects for as director of this organisation for the last seven years. Within the mantle organization LMK (State Media Authority) she is responsible for the executive area “Future of education” in the director’s office. She also works in organizational consulting and quality management, and is well connected within the educational landscape of Germany. From 2009-2013, she was a member of the board of the professional association of media educators, GMK (Association for Media Education and Communication Culture), and is the speaker of the initiative “No Education Without Media” in Germany. She takes the responsibility for the development of new work fields within
Katja Friedrich is the project coordinator of

Katja MayerKatja Mayer, Media Educator, expert for intercultural education

Develops and implements various media education projects in schools and extracurricular settings. Her participants are, children, teenagers and young adults, teachers, youth workers, cultural educators and other multipliers. She works with a wide range of media, e.g. video, photography, radio, augmented and virtual reality, digital outdoor games, etc. and aims at addressing the (inter)cultural benefits of media use as well as the expression of one’s creativity and opinion through media. She spent several years abroad where she took part in English teaching programs as well as empowerment projects for women, e.g. in Nepal and Cambodia, which also widened her view on gender sensitive topics and representations in media. She organized and implemented several youth-exchange projects with the main focus on intercultural exchange through media production. Within the EU-project MEET she was Educational Content Manager and developed and implemented methods and concepts for the prevention of extremism and the fostering of tolerance and dialogue within diverse groups. Throughout her work she encourages her participants to grow and develop a self-determined and aware use of media.

Mario DiCarloMario DiCarlo

Media Educator, conducts practical projects in day-care centres, schools and local youth centres with children and multipliers; develops, implements and evaluates multipliers’ training for educators and teachers; fulfils teaching commissions at universities and training institutes for educational professionals in the school sector. He has a MA in Political Sciences, Media and Communication Studies, Italian studies as well as degree from Graduate School of documentary Zelig in Bolzano. At he is the expert for project documentations via documentary films, media awards addressing young people. He mainly works with certain communities, minorities and migrants organizations. His aim is to give them a voice through supporting their media literacy competencies. He was responsible for two video competitions as highlights of two media literacy projects for migrant communities in Rhineland-Palatinate. In the MEET project  he developed and tested the two German learning scenarios.

Hans-Uwe DaumannHans-Uwe Daumann

Deputy Managing Director of
Diploma in Sociology, in charge of public relations and personnel development at Media educator and project coordinator; actual main topics: digital media in early education, media education and prevention of radicalization, media education and democratic education.
Hans-Uwe Daumann is the spokesman of and in charge of the public relations of MEET.

Staff members of MIROVNI INSTITUT


She takes over the scientific responsibility and act as a national project coordinator. She is lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Ljubljana) and senior researcher at MIROVNI with extensive experience in coordinating and participating as partner in many EU funded projects on the topics related to this application. Topics of her research relate to issues of citizenship, migration, integration, racism, gender inequality and media.

Iztok Šori

Iztok Šori, PhD in Sociology (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, 2012), is a researcher at the Peace Institute. He is in particular interested in intersection of gender, migration and work, which he researches within different social fields (sex work, politics, private lives). He has participated in several research projects that addressed gender equality, political representation and emancipation, prostitution, trafficking in persons, racism, populism, migration and lifestyles. In 2015 he published a book Being Single: Between the Ideology of Family and Ideology of Choice (Aristej).

Staff members of UNIVERSITAT WIEN


Birgit Sauer is professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has published on gender, governance and democracy, on gender and right-wing populism and on affective labour and state transformation. Recent publications include: Gender and Citizenship: Governing Muslim Body Covering in Europe, in: Gemzöe, Lena et al. (eds.): Contemporary Encounters in Gender and Religion. European Perspectives, Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, S. 105-129; Intersections and inconsistencies. Framing Gender in Right-Wing Populist Discourses in Austria, in: NORA. Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 2014, together with Edma Ajanovic and Stefanie Mayer.

Staff members of MEDIA ANIMATION

Paul de TheuxPAUL DE THEUX

Paul de Theux is director of Média Animation, he also manages the resources center in media education (for teachers) of Média Animation, is member of the governemental higher board for Media Education of the Brussels Wallonia Federation (CSEM – Belgium) and a trainer in media education since 25 years.