Media as a tool for peace building and conflict transformation in youth work

Project Overview

Project Title Media as a tool for peace building and conflict transformation in youth work
Project Number 602399-EPP-1-2018-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 0 - 500 000
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2018–August 31, 2020
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 149.219
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Asociacija “Aktyvus Jaunimas” (Lithuania)
• Platforme des Femmes de la Casamance Pour la Paix (Senegal)
• Asociacion Censura Cero (El Salvador)
• University of Central Asia (Tajikistan)
• Action Synergy SA (Greece)
• Symvoylio Neolaias Kyprou (Cyprus)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Project coordinator:

Comparative Research Network, Germany

Beneficiary Comparative Research Network on behalf of national governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project MEDIACT is centered on the innovative combination of three thematic pillars, namely: 1) peace building and conflict transformation, 2) youth work, 3) media (mass, alternative and social media), as well as their interrelations. In practice, it aims to capacitate youth workers on utilizing media in order to foster peace in their communities and beyond, and tackle issues related to armed violence and conflict.

Specifically, through the project’s scope, the consortium will focus on topics as reflective structured dialogue, media literacy, the correlation of violence, extremism, radicalization and propaganda, fake news and information warfare, censorship, hate speech, post-conflict community rapprochement.

Project Objectives
  • To promote cooperation among project and other partners.
  • To develop an e-Learning Platform hosting and e-Learning course and monthly webinars.
  • To compile an e-Book after 12-month research endeavors, containing good practices, case studies and guidelines for youth workers over the use of media as a tool for peace building and conflict transformation.
  • To maintain strong media presence by project partners.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Mobility and international exchange, Social Partnership
Occupational Field Political Sciences, Public Administration , Public Affairs, Security Services, Personal and Other Services
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
Related Projects

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Activities

Under the partners’ umbrella, there will be a plethora of on-ground collaborators within and across borders, coming from all three thematic pillars including youth-led media, peace forces, the civil society, educational institutes and high-level decision-makers. All activities are based on a variety of non-formal educational methodologies, including seminars, study visits, debates, as well as a certification course on community reporting.

Project Results
  • Three mobility activities for youth workers (Europe, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa) organized.
  • Inline activities including OER and ICT-based training (e-learning, webinars, e-Conference) developed and provided.
  • Local activities (research focus groups) organized.
  • The dissemination phase (social media campaigns, simulation game, local workshops) launched.

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