Young people across the world today are facing diverse challenges; youth work, in all its forms, can serve as a catalyst for empowerment. Never has the need for media literacy and critical thinking been more apparent.
Self-expression through video content has become one of the main platforms for young people. If they are bloggers or streamers they just record themselves talking and millions of opinions can be heard if only you wish to listen. This also affected young people who want to express themselves artistically.
On a summer evening, I was walking down Balkanska Street in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Despite the late hour, I saw that one of the shops selling drinks was still open. The owner of the shop was sitting outside and reading a newspaper under a lamp.
As part of the “Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board” project coordinated by CDER, a special website dedicated to media literacy and media activism of young people was created: https://mediactiveyouth.org The overall project objective is to build the capacity of youth organizations, youth workers and young people, and to develop new educational online resources in… Continue reading MediActive Youth Project website created
Within MEDIActive Youth project on media literacy, the training course has been successfully held in Belgrade from 25th June to 2nd July 2022. The training, hosted by Centar za drustveno ekonomski razvoj (CDER), had 21 youth worker participants, 3 from each partner NGOs. It was led by experienced CDER trainers. The goal of the training… Continue reading Media literacy training for youth workers successfully implemented
MEDIActive Youth is an international youth initiative of improving youth media literacy launched in 2015. Within two previous Erasmus+ MEDIActive Youth projects capacities of 22 youth NGOs from Europe and Latin America have been raised, a Transnational Youth Magazine (TYM) has been launched, website www.mediactiveyouth.net and multilingual online courses have been created. The overall objective… Continue reading Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board Project has started
Estonia is the leading education nation in Europe. Best in PISA tests, country became a role model for digital education and remote learning, but salaries are lower than in Western Europe. The only promising and well paid sectors are management and IT. Not all specialists can find work in these areas…