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READ TWICE (R2) project
Period: 1 October 2022 - 31 March 2024
Coordinator: Euro Advance Association
The European Commission recognises that disinformation poses major risks to European democracies and societies, and it needs to be addressed in order to preserve European values and freedoms. Fake news undermines the trust of citizens in democracy and democratic institutions and contribute to the polarisation of public views. Considering this, it is crucial to teach people how to assess critically content, especially online, and make them more aware of the phenomenon of disinformation, how it can interfere with democracy and human rights.
In this respect, READ TWICE will counter disinformation and limit the spread of fake news by enhancing citizens` skills to assess critically information, identify vicious and harmful media content and distinguish between facts and opinions, thus improving their media literacy competences.
The project consortium involves organisations coming from both countries with high and low media literacy capacity. To ensure exchange of knowledge and best practices, and transfer of know-how two international capacity building trainings are envisaged – in Portugal and in Germany. The events will aim at improving the capacity of 30 young media practitioners to identify disinformation and implement state-of-the-art practices for media literacy.
Furthermore, 9 media literacy trainings for university students, 3 seminars for local stakeholders and multipliers in the field of media literacy will take place in Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia thus involving almost one thousand people.
In addition, an international webinar will increase the access and use of digital tools for countering disinformation and social media campaign “Read twice, don`t repeat lies” will encourage citizens stop, read again and check if the information is accurate and reliable before sharing it. At the end the project, an international conference will take place in Brussels capitalising lessons learnt and promoting active participation in the EU policy-making process.
Read Twice has received funding under Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Union, Grant Agreement 101081326.
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Project Coordinator: Euro Advance Association
Euro Advance Association is a non-governmental organization established in Sofia in 2013. The Association’s non-profit activities are related to organizing various public initiatives and events, analyses on topics related to Europe and the European Union, local and regional self-government.
The Association maintains "TheMayor.EU - the European portal for cities and citizens", which publishes daily news and good practices introduced by local and regional authorities in the European Union. TheMayor.EU has proven to be a trusted media partner and actively works with municipalities from different corners of the EU, public institutions at European, local and regional level, as well as international NGOs working on urban development, sustainability, culture and youth empowerment.
The Association is the winner of the European Citizen's Prize of the European Parliament for 2021.
Udruga za promicanje aktivnog gradanstva - ECHO (UDRUGA ECHO)
Association ECHO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded with the aims of promoting civil society and the protection of human rights, especially of children and young people. The Association has developed several projects regarding youth, especially for young people from socially vulnerable groups, with focus on media literacy.
ECHO's experience range covers various areas: support to young people, empowering youth and encouraging them to be more active as citizens of Croatia and the EU, and to be more literate when it comes to media and the Internet. We are also active in encouraging employment and helping the young in coping with the challenges of limited access to education, training and employment faced by them. Within the scope of the projects managed so far, we have organized numerous round tables, educations, conferences, and screenings for children and youth.
Asociatia Se Poate (ASP)
Se Poate Association (translated in English "It's Possible") was founded in 2014 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to transform the youth and young adults from our local community into active and responsible citizens.
Main priorities of Se Poate are the development of green vision, social inclusion, active democracy and participation, youth employability, sustainable development and clean environment.
Since 2014, Se Poate Association has successfully prepared, organized and implemented more than 15 youth exchanges, 3 Erasmus Sport projects, 1 Operational Program for Administrative Cooperation founded by the European Union, 1 KA3 project, and 3 national projects about sustainability and environmental protection as well as several local initiatives.
COFAC Cooperativa De Formacao E Animacao Cultural CRL (Lusófona Univ.)
COFAC is a non-profit cooperative, responsible for the management of Lusófona University. Recognised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education in 1998, it is the largest private university in Portugal and integrates 10 Higher Education Institutes in Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. It has a student body of more than 10.000 students and 1500 teachers and it is structured around 9 (nine) Schools that constitute the main institutional unit and offer 44 undergraduate Degrees, 45 Master Degrees, 11 PhD's programs and 42 Post Graduation courses.
Besides this, the university offers a large number of vocational and continuous training courses according to the life-learning development paradigm.
Alliance 4 Europe GMBH (A4E)
Alliance4Europe (A4E), is a civic start-up non-profit, set up to coordinate and connect pro-European and pro-democratic actors. A4E acts as a focal point, creating the space for cooperation by connecting like-minded organizations and people. A4E connects and coordinates civil society initiatives, develops digital intelligence tools, and creates campaigns to active citizens.