“Media Literacy Towards Youth Social Inclusion” Kick-off Transnational Project Meeting took place in Porto, Portugal on 5th and 6th of March 2020, where all project partners actively participated in the establishment of the project’s map for the next 2 years. The meeting was hosted by UPORTO/CIIE in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Porto.
The meeting started with a welcome note from the coordinator UPORTO/CIIE, followed by a short presentation of all participants, and their organisations. Further overview of the project focused on major operational issues and the necessary steps for the creation of the first intellectual output – Youth Media literacy promising practices handbook. The IO1 is 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, activates and reflection based on field experience.
The target groups of the MINDtheGaps project are primary, young disadvantaged people, aged 15-18 years in the risk of exclusion including NEETs and secondary, school communities/residential care institution staff, education counsellors, parents, surrounding communities, students from 12 to 16 years old and teachers.
The leading organization of IO1 – UPORTO/CIIE presented the product’s indicators, expected results, objectives, methodology production, including the structure. All the participants agreed with the set next steps and timeline. Also, a discussion about the template proposal for the production of the handbook was discussed.
Another activity that extensively discussed was the spring workshop on Digital Storytelling and Game Jam that will take place in mi-June, 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria. This 3-day training activity will gather 9 young people from Bulgaria, Portugal and Turkey to develop their digital stories on media literacy and 3 international trainers provided by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences will support young people with scriptwriting and editing their stories.