Updated: Aug 4
Project Name: Youth Exchange “FAKE NEWS HUNT”
Activity: Youth Exchange in Germany. The FAKE NEWS HUNT project will involve 42 participants from Germany, Poland, Cyprus, Turkey, France, Italy and Spain in Prebelow (Rheinsberg), Germany from 24 of August till 4 of September 2023.
Youth Exchange: August 24 - September 04 2023 (including travelling days)
Accommodation: " JUGENDHERBERGE PREBEL OW". PREBELOW 2 · 16831
RHEINSBERG / Germany
Target Groups: National groups will have 6 participants (1 team leader + 5 participants) and we highly encourage the participation of people with fewer opportunities, especially migrants, NEET (people not in education, employment or training) and youngsters experiencing economic or geographical barriers. We also ask for gender balance in the participants choosing.
Food: The venue of the training will serve the participants with 3- times-a-day meals and snacks and beverages for the coffee breaks.
5 youngsters (ages from 18 to 30) and one leader will be selected from our organisation.
Is an 10-day youth exchange that gathers 42 young participants from 7 different countries and creates a multicultural environment to find right career development opportunities and to succeed in Fake News Hunt.
5 youngsters (ages 18 - 30) +1 leader (no age limit) from our organization will take place to the program. Travelling food and accommodation all are payed from the program
Characteristics of the participants:
· Who are interested in the topics covered by the project,
· Who can communicate in English.
· Who encounter fewer social, economic, and geographical opportunities or represent the NEET group.
· Who show a big motivation for participation and is available for the whole duration of the youth exchange,
· Who are citizens/residents of one of the participating countries.
What is the project about?
Along with the digital transition new opportunities and risks are emerging. The “Fake News Hunt” youth exchange has a mission to arm young people with adequate competencies to defend themselves from one of these threats – disinformation and misinformation. The project seeks to develop immunity among youth against this phenomenon by raising their understanding of the background mechanisms, main reasons and targets. By providing the necessary knowledge and skills to shape the barrier on a personal level it will also be possible to form a resistance against it also on the European scale.
With the ever growing role of social media in social life, exposure to misleading information has become massive. In this context, young individuals in the value system formation stage are extremely vulnerable to this impact. The data published by the Eurobarometer (EC 2021) states that more than 71% of the European population encounters instances of purposeful disinformation multiple times during a month. The statistics claim more regular encounters for the younger citizens. Here 63% of European youth receive “fake news” several times within one week.
Goals and Objectives
· Deliver fundamental knowledge about disinformation as a global phenomenon,
· Expose the main channels and main types of misinformation and disinformation,
· Explain the main strategies of avoidance and passive defence as well as practices of digital hygiene,
· Deliver a powerful toolset for identification and counteraction, Induce behavioural changes among participants by training critical thinking,
· Enhance the digital skills of participants by introducing various digital tools and technologies,
· Promote sustainable, environmentally friendly practices,
· Encourage participants’ involvement in social dialogue, youth activism and decision-making processes,
· Familiarise participants with the European project, by explaining and promoting European values and principles.
· Introduce Erasmus+ Programme and other EU platforms and opportunities for youth!
Aplication for Interest of Participation: https://forms.gle/ga5MiU8TLVQdJPCj9