Social (Media) Inclusion

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About the Project

The project rotates around the concept and perception of “good” and “bad” use of social media and the impact they have in nowadays society in relation to the perception of migrants in local communities and the instrumentalisation of the so called “refugee crisis” by right wing groups to destabilize democracy and community cohesion.

Aims and Objectives

The project aims to:

  • Gather the experience of the participating organisations in topics related to migrants and refugee issues, and the use of social media, in order to create a toolkit directed at practitioners, educators, trainers, migrants who work as cultural mediators, translators and/or other roles in reception centres, local communities, community leaders and authorities.
  • Help the participants acquire new knowledge and skills for improving their competencies in how to defend themselves once using social medias, how to recognize fake news and what actions to take to stop them. At the same time they will learn how to use social media to promote social inclusion and local cohesion; they will also improve their competencies in supporting support the final target group (adult migrants and hosting local communities) in living together without fears and conflicts and understanding their needs while trying to settle in the new communities, and properly using different digital tools for successfully fighting stereotypes, fake news and discrimination including gender discrimination.

Activities and Deliverables

  • Development of an educational toolkit with the contribution from all partners, which will include the following topics:
    • Influence of social media on the perception of migrants in society, including its political and social role on a global scale;
    • Digital identity and personal branding; rights and duties on the Internet; recognising fake profiles and protecting ourselves against fraudsters; recognising trolls, provocateurs and exhibitionists;
    • Digital Dangers. How to navigate online in order to avoid harming others as well as protect others and ourselves from deliberate online attacks. Other forms of danger online: cyberbullying, cyberstalking, sexting, sextortion, grooming, phishing, etc. Fake news and disinformation as a form of cyber warfare. How migrants have been used by extremists to pursue their political, social and economic goals;
    • Discrimination on social media, and ways of dealing with online hate speech or trolls.
    • Positive and constructive uses of social media: how can social media and cultural heritage work together to build up a better and more inclusive society.
  • Participation of staff-members from the project organisations in an international training event in Croatia, in the context of which the toolkit will be fine-tuned, in order for it to be later applied at local level during workshops organised by each partner organisation.

Target Groups

Partners

Duration

Co-funding

Social (Media) Inclusion is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

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