CiMe – Integrating Citizen Media into daily Youth Work for empowering Youths with
Fewer Opportunities in Digital Citizenship
Recent political tendencies in Europe show how important media is in the life of communities. One of the first steps of the Nationalistic Governments in Hungary or in Poland was overtaking the charge in public media. Problems such as fake news, disinformation, manipulation in media become more and more common. People are indeed online, but a lack of skills and comprehension deprives many them of the ability to use the resources at hand properly and – most importantly – prevents them to be actively involved in Digital Citizenship.
All Citizens should be able to use, understand, analyze and create Digital Media. For this reason, the development and application of Citizen Media will be the main topic of this project, called “CiMe – Integrating Citizen Media into daily Youth Work for empowering Youths with Fewer Opportunities in Digital Citizenship” There is a great need for all young people, especially those with fewer opportunities, to be actively involved in the content creation and reflective consumption of digital media. This can be reached only by improving their digital skills and providing the tools and methods for youth workers who will act as stakeholders.
The project is run by the Offener TV-Kanal Bielefeld e.V. in cooperation with the Bennohaus and further organisations from Spain (CEMU – Asociación Muchachos Ciudadescuelas de Formación Sociocultural), Romania (T4E – Asociatia TEAM 4 Excellence), Hungary (ICRP- KULTURALIS KAPCSOLATOKERT ALAPITVANY).