Republican Public Association "Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs"
No man is an island. Being on the Internet, one becomes a member of a world community that bears both advantages and threats. That’s why nowadays it is important to master new skills that would enable youth to consume media content and communicate with peers from other countries in a safe way.
In modern world, when Internet connects two people on opposite sides of the globe, the notions of distances and geographical boundaries become ephemeral and almost non-existent. Under such conditions is it crucial to establish and adopt universal rules of “online etiquette” – especially among young people, the most active Internet users. The peculiarity of this project is that it relies heavily on modern media and that it can be easily replicated within a single youth organization, sector or region.
During the project implementation, an initiative group of young bloggers is to be created in each partner country. These bloggers will acquire the skills needed for creating high-quality media content (awareness of media ethics, personal data protection, safe behavior in cyberspace etc.) with regard to the peculiarities of intercultural communication (without being exposed to or exposing other people to online aggression, discrimination and intolerance). They will be able to multiply their knowledge and skills through peer-to-peer knowledge and iniatiate the creation of new blogger communities.
In the long term, it is expected that the project will contribute to enhancing young people’s participation and raising the level of youth civil engagement.
• Conducting monthly webinars on media competences and intercultural learning
• Elaboration of a distance learning course for bloggers, creation of promotion materials
• Creation of blogger networks in partner countries
• European photo and video contest on intercultural issues
• Award ceremony for the winners of the contest
Funding requested from Advocate Europe