Empowering Youth Through Art: The "Directed By You(th)" Project
Connecting Passion, Empowerment, and Civic Engagement
In a world where civic engagement among the youth is more critical than ever, the European Union has taken a pioneering step towards fostering a sense of purpose and connection within the younger generation. The "Directed By You(th)" project, funded by the EU, is a beacon of hope, addressing issues of civic apathy, disenfranchisement, and low democratic trust among European youth.
Name: Media Literacy Towards Youth Social Inclusion
The project aims to contribute to the promotion of equal opportunities to young people in vulnerable situations, including those living in residential care institutions and to support development of media literacy, digital inclusion and critical thinking.
Primary target group – young people aged between 15-18 years in risk of exclusion, including NEETs.
Secondary target group – school communities/residential care institution staff: managers, administration staff, education counsellors, parents, surrounding communities, students from 12 to 16 years old and teachers.
• Youth Media literacy promising practices handbook – a digital handbook about media literacy and critical thinking practices both in formal and non-formal education and training activities among young people. It will contain European shared resources suggestions, initiatives samples, activities and reflection based on field experience.
• Open educational resources – short video stories to raise awareness about media literacy including human rights, children’s and young people rights online, cyber security, author’s rights, multiculturalism and gender issues, prevent violence, European identity, etc; interactive games about media literacy to be played by young people inside or outside schools (12-16 years).
• Assessment/testing materials – a conceptual framework, usability tests and evaluation form for digital resources target to young people from a multicultural perspective including special attention to cultural discourses, gender representation, written language, iconography, interculturality.
Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, Strategic Partnerships for Youth
Duration: 01.01.2020 – 31.12.2021
Know and Can Association – Bulgaria; UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO – Portugal;
APLOAD Lda – Portugal;
ORTA KARADENIZ KALKINMA AJANSI– Turkey;
HOGSKOLEN I INNLANDET– Norway
Овластяване на младежи чрез изкуство: Проект "Режисирано от теб" ("Directed By You(th)
Свързване на страстта, овластяването и гражданската ангажираност
В свят, в който гражданската ангажираност на младите хора е по-важна от всякога, Европейският съюз предприе новаторска стъпка към насърчаване на чувството за цел и връзка в младото поколение. Проектът "Directed By You(th)", финансиран от ЕС, е пример за оптимизъм, тъй като е насочен към проблемите на гражданската апатия, безправието и ниското доверие в демокрацията сред европейската младеж.