MeLiCo (Media Literacy assisted by Coaching)
The project aims to promote media literacy, educate citizens about the function, the content, the value and the tools of media. It will face the lack of education about the correct use of media and will offer the possibility to control the credibility, the quality of information, the development of critical thought through training.
The training activities will use the innovative methodology of coaching, which has practical application towards the development of productive thought, promotion of creative challenge and discovering of the values system of each beneficiary. 60 young people (19-24y/old) from Thessaly will be trained by certified coaches/trainers. The beneficiaries in teams of 12 will be trained through group coaching for 12 hours per group (total 60 hours) around the development of the competence to evaluate the media news, explore the sources and the intentions of the content, spot fake news and cases of misinformation.
The project aims to create a framework of education, information and familiarity of the citizens around the role of media in our days. Additional activities will take place like an open event with invited journalists and academics who will inform the general public about journalism, communication and information as well as a closing event to present the outcomes of the project. After the end of the project 60 young people will have deeper knowledge of media literacy and at least 1000 citizens will be informed. Further sustainability of the project will be accomplished by the publication of a guide with exercises, stories/interviews of the beneficiaries.