MELIA Observatory Media Literacy Observatory for Active Citizenship and Sustainable Democracy

Citizen’s competence is of crucial importance for active political participation, which is one of the main components of good governance and sustainable democracy. Especially in the Eastern part of the Danube region, political participation is stagnating. Particularly worrisome are apathy and lack of political interest on the side of the younger population. Furthermore, in the last years, we witness political developments that result in the deterioration of democratic standards in many parts of the region. The core element of the citizen’s competence is a high level of media literacy. It is necessary for citizens’ reflection of social reality and their resilience to negative media phenomena, like hate speech and fake news.

The main objective of the project is to improve democratic transnational governance by developing transnational media literacy observatory, based on cooperation between different relevant stakeholders. In many countries of the Danube region, the development of competencies of media literacy and active citizenship are far behind more developed parts of Europe. This observatory will serve as a mechanism for increasing media literacy and thus strengthening citizens’ competencies what will contribute to the development of sustainable democracy. The main target groups are the youth and the people who work with them. For the purpose of strengthening it, the observatory will provide tools, available for both young people as well as their educators.

The project will establish an observatory for media literacy that will provide instruments for scrutinizing media contents, training tools and policy recommendations for upgrading media literacy in relation to other civic skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Outputs include:

  • capacity building and training tools,
  • web-based interface
  • policy recommendations.

 

The core activities of the project are:

  • mapping of practices and dissemination of information,
  • developing a learning system,
  • designing web training platform,
  • pilot testing.
Media Literacy Observatory for Active Citizenship and Sustainable Democracy
Start date
01-07-2020
End date
31-12-2022
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2.188,700 EUR
ERDF Contribution: 1.660.900 EUR
IPA Contribution: 138.720 EUR
ENI Contribution: 60.775 EUR
Call number
Call 3
Priority
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
School of Advanced Social Studies Lead partner erika.ursic@fuds.si Slovenia
Babeș-Bolyai University ERDF partner badescu@fspac.ro Romania
Edhance Plus o.p.s. ERDF partner lukas.rejchrt@edhance.cz Czech Republic
Research Centre Regional and Global Development ERDF partner yantsislavyanakiev@gmail.com Bulgaria
Algebra University College ERDF partner leo.mrsic@algebra.hr Croatia
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Project News

  • MELIA Observatory - Invitation to the Workshop "Media Literacy in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania"
    - 11-05-2021
    Invitation to the Workshop "Media Literacy in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania"

    Dear all. You are kindly invited to the Melia Observatory Workshop on Media Literacy in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania, which will take place on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 10 am (CET) via Zoom. The information about the Zoom link and the link to...

  • MELIA Observatory - Europäische Territoriale Zusammenarbeit - Well governed Danube Region
    - 03-05-2021
    Europäische Territoriale Zusammenarbeit - Well governed Danube Region

    Most recently, the Bavarian Ministries for Economy and for Environment and Consumer Production published a brochure on all INTERREG projects with participation of Bavarian project partners. On p. 79 the MELIA Observatory project can be found on...

  • MELIA Observatory - Recent news from MediaMotorEurope programme
    - 03-05-2021
    Recent news from MediaMotorEurope programme

    Are you a deeptech innovator with solutions for the media and creative industries? MediaMotorEurope is looking for you! MediaMotorEurope (MME), a mentoring programme supported by the European Commission, is looking for high-potential European...

  • MELIA Observatory - "Budapest Forum - Building Sustainable Democracies" (15 - 17 September 2021) / "György Konrád - Prize for Democracy, Freedom and Human Dignity in the Danube Region"
    - 29-04-2021
    "Budapest Forum - Building Sustainable Democracies" (15 - 17 September 2021) / "György Konrád - Prize for Democracy, Freedom and Human Dignity in the Danube Region"

    Dear all, Attached you can find some information about the "Budapest Forum - Building Sustainable Democracies" (15 - 17 September 2021) and the "György Konrád - Prize for Democracy, Freedom and Human Dignity in the Danube Region", which will...

  • MELIA Observatory - Successful Workshop on Media Literacy and Media Education (23.4.2021) – Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    - 26-04-2021
    Successful Workshop on Media Literacy and Media Education (23.4.2021) – Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    In the framework of the MELIA Observatory project, the first policy workshop - organized by SASS took place online via Zoom on 23. April 2021. At the workshop, experts of  MEDIA LITERACY from the ex-YU countries joined the MELIA...

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