Zoom in Interculturality
Date du début: 1 mai 2016,
Date de fin: 28 févr. 2017
Media and most of all new media are taking a significant place in lives of the youth. Media are becoming their way of expression, socializing tool and a source of information, which strongly form their point of view at the World and reality. Media active on internet are becoming a tool for disinformation spreading, half-truths and hateful statements against the members of ethnical groups, minorities or others. An example of these negative phenomena is the refugee crisis. Internet was full of materials with the aim to urge the public to hate and defame refugees. This leads to the xenophobia and extremism. NGO Inex Slovakia and the other partner organizations have identified a need to give competencies to their youth workers and youth leaders, which allow them to adapt intercultural education on those new questions. The main activity of the project Zoom in Interculturality is a Training Course with 20 participants from 10 different countries. The aim is to increase a level of quality of intercultural education through increasing media competencies of the youth. Especially, their critical thinking on media and adapt it to the new conditions, in where the media have strong influence on creating reality in youth.The main aims of the course are:- to increase participant´s competencies in creating of activities, which expand knowledge of the youth about prejudices and stereotypes, discrimination, hate speech, ability to recognize and actively take action against- to expand media education knowledge of the participants and increase their ability in creating of activities, which support the youth´s critical thinking on media- to increase participant´s knowledge about non-formal education and their ability to use this methodology while working with the youth- increase skills of the participants in active use of medias and their ability to share these skills with the youth- to exchange knowledge, experience and skills on how to use medias better in term of promotion of international projects for the youth- to support active participation of the youth in sharing intercultural toleranceThe course will least 7 days from 25 to 31 of July 2016The course is designed as a non-formal education activity, using holistic attitude. The participants will exchange their experiences, gain new knowledge and skills through simulations, role play, exercises, discussions, reflection exercises and group games. The activities will support critical thinking on media of the youth and with new approach will increase quality of intercultural education. The activities will be adapted to experiences and needs of the participants.The result of the project except the participants with new abilities will be an electronic report, which will describe the course, used methodologies, performed activities and conclusion. The publication could be used as a guide for preparation of activities, which support intercultural and media education in international projects based on methods of non-formal education.The main impact of the project is on youth workers. Gained abilities will help them to create activities for basic themes of training independently, to attract new groups of youth and involve them into enlightenment of issue. Secondary impact is on partnering organizations and their target groups. This group consists of youth, who will have a chance to gain new media and intercultural competencies, and actively participate on the thoughts of tolerance and intercultural understanding. Long term, the project can contribute to growth of media literacy of youth and fight against increasing xenophobia and extremism.
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