GUIDE TO THE LONG-TERM INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

ON MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY

In Media We Trust?

PHASE I: TRAINING COURSE 20 - 29TH OCTOBER 2017, RUSTAVI, GEORGIA

PHASE II: YOUTH EXCHANGE 1 - 8TH MARCH 2018, ERFURT, GERMANY

GERMANY, GEORGIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, MONTENEGRO, DENMARK, ARMENIA
How to recognise fake
With our long-term project we react to the urgent
need of media literacy education for both youth

news? workers, teachers and educators and for young
people. Nowadays, media are one of the most

How to deal with powerful institutions of the public life. Adults,
young people and children get huge portion of

disinformation their knowledge about the world from media. 

campaigns? Terms, such as fake news, hoax, disinformation,

How to find media
media manipulation, hybrid threads or alternative
news became inherent part of the public

which we can trust? discourse. It is not surprising, that even many
adults become untrusting, confused or even
manipulated and get trapped in situation like the
one above. For young people the issue is especially
Join "In Media We important and sensitive, as they are developing

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their world views, critical thinking and they are
more vulnerable to the impacts of manipulation,
such as radicalisation. 
What do we strive for?
We find it alarming, that in many European Our objectives are:
countries, courses on media and  1. To raise awareness of the youth workers on
information literacy are not part of the the importance and complexity of the topic of
school curriculums. Meaning of the terms media literacy;
such as agenda settings, gatekeeping, 2. To discuss the specificities of the media
understanding at least basics of journalists’ environment in the involved countries;
and editors’ routines, different media 3. To provide knowledge and understanding on
genres and types, importance of knowledge traditional and new media, media production
of the ownership structures and their routines and different types of media;
impact on the content of media - All these 4. To practice methods developing critical
often stay a domain of knowledge of thinking and analytical approach to media
students of media studies or other related contents and ways of facing fake news and
social sciences, however they are really disinformation;
crucial for understanding how the media 5. To learn how to support young people in
discourses are formed. developing “healthy media consumption habits”;
6. To propose non-formal educational methods,
Therefore, we developed “In Media We tools and activities on the topic of media
Trust?”, targeting youth workers and literacy, which can be engaging and
educators, who would like to work on the empowering for young people;
topic of media literacy and young people 7. To teach youth workers and young people
they work with in their communities and basic principles of media production;
learn information, tools and methods for 8. To empower young people to become citizen
educating about media. journalists.
What will be the process of
"In Media We Trust?"
PHASE I: TRAINING COURSE, 20-29TH OCTOBER 2017

RUSTAVI, GEORGIA 

The participants of the first phase should be experienced youth workers, youth leaders and
educators, with experience in working with young people on the local level.
They are not required to have previous experience of working in the topic of media literacy,
but they should be motivated to implement media literacy education in their practice. 

The program will consist of discussion, presentations, simulation and role-play activities,
which can be implemented with young people. At the same time, the training course will
also include meetings with different media outlets in Tbilisi and learning about the specifies
of media environment in Georgia and other countries involved.

The participants will stay and work in the International Scout Center Rustavi, which is
located about 30km from Tbilisi (http://iscr.ge/). 
Arrival of the participants should be 20th October before 14:00 to Tbilisi.
Departure will be on 29th October in the morning from the venue.
Transportation Tbilisi-Rustavi and back will be arranged by the hosting organisation -
Youth Association DRONI - for the participants travelling in these times. 
PHASE II: YOUTH EXCHANGE

1-8TH MARCH 2018

ERFURT, GERMANY

 The participants of the Youth Exchange will be young
people that the partner organisation work with.
At least one of the participants of the Phase 1 from
each country should join the Youth Exchange and take
part in the preparation of its program. Selection will
be decided by the partner organisations together with
the organisers of the project. 

During the second phase, the group will have a
chance to discuss their habits in consumption of
media, share tips and come up with ideas for more
“media literate” practice.
At the same time, the participants will have a chance
to learn basics of radio production, conducting
interviews, creating audio stories and podcasts, audio
editing and at the end they will be able to broadcast
their own radio show in Radio F.R.E.I.

During the Youth Exchange, the participants will be
accommodated in the hostel and work in the building
of Radio F.R.E.I., which is a community radio
broadcasting variety of shows for different target
groups from Erfurt. (www.radio-frei.de)

THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, ACCOMMODATION
AND FOOD IS FREE OF CHARGE FOR ALL THE
SELECTED PARTICIPANTS WHO WILL BE ACTIVELY
INVOLVED IN THE ACTIVITIES. 

TRAVEL COSTS WILL BE REIMBURSED BASED ON THE
LIMITS SPECIFIED BY ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME.

INSURANCE WILL NOT BE COVERED BY THE
ORGANISERS, BUT ALL THE PARTICIPANTS ARE
OBLIGED TO PURCHASE VALID TRAVEL INSURANCE.
Who can become part of
"In Media We Trust?" 
The participants will be selected by the The working language during the training
partner organisations: Youth Association course will be English. All the participants are
DRONI (Georgia), Komed e.V. (Germany), Be expected to have a good command of English.
International (Czech Republic), Shokkin
Group Danmark (Denmark), OKC Herceg Novi Participants of the training course should be
(Montenegro), International Center for over 20 years old. There is no upper age limit.  
Intercultural Research, Learning and
Dialogue (Armenia). Each organisation will Maximum travel costs that can be reimbursed to
select 3 youth workers, youth leaders, each participant are based on the rules of
educators who fit the participant profile to Erasmus+ Programme and are following:
join the first phase of the project.  (in EUR)

The selection of the participants for the
second phase will be launched after the end
of the first phase. 

Selected participants have to wait for the
confirmation of the organisers before
purchasing their travel ticket.
Would you like to be Fill in the following on-line form:
https://goo.gl/forms/iSQl3yIbuxgmZfPr2

part of it? All the selected participants are obliged to keep
all their travel costs bills, invoices, original

Are you ready to
tickets and boarding passes and provide them
to the organisers. Without these documents the

discuss, question, travel costs cannot be reimbursed. 

reflect?  Travel costs reimbursement will be done via
bank transfer after the training course.

Apply until 30th
Please note, that you are applying for an
educational activity and you should not expect

September 2017. staying in a 5* hotels and going for the city
tours and trips ;)

THIS PROJECT IS FINANCED BY

ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME: In case you have any questions, contact us on: 
inmediawetrust@gmail.com

Contact person: Lela Bernatova