Abrigada (Lisbon - Portugal), June 1 – 5, 2011
The role of media in today's society is ever-increasing in all areas. Today, a lack of knowledge of media and its dynamics can be seen as a new form of social exclusion.Young people in particular, easily use the new media network, but often without sufficient expertise for a wise use, one that is more attentive, more critical and more fruitful.The project News & You aims to develop these skills within a perspective of lifelong learning, to provide, in the rapid and continuous technological and cultural evolution, not only ideas but also methodologies that enable a continuation of learning over time.In particular, we seek to discover together the value of good communication for democracy and the common good, for peace and development, for the enrichment of different cultures, and for solidarity.
Simultaneously in active, international, and intercultural workshops, we will practice how to best use media and new media to create a high quality of information and content.It is important that not only young people be in attendance but also their educators who, acquiring some necessary competence for the teaching of media education, can then duplicate the format of the News & You seminar in other settings. Thus the seminar is intended to be a prototype.The seminar will be curated by Professor Luciano Di Mele in collaboration with the Università Telematica Internazionale (UNINETTUNO) in Rome, where Di Mele is a member of the faculty.
When:- Thursday, June 1, 2011 from 9:30 am through lunch on Sunday, June 5Where:- at Abrigada (Lisbon - Portugal) in the Cidadela Arco-Íris of the Focolare Movement
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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