Call for MEDIA AND POLICY EXPERTS @ “Europeans Against Fake News” event in Greece

  • Are you sick and tired of people spreading false information on the topic in which you are an
    expert?
  • Do you want to actively contribute to the fight against fake news?
  • Are you ready to share your knowledge and help build the critical thinking skills of young
    people?

If your answer to these questions is YES, you are at the right address – the one that will help you achieve your ambitions!

How we will do this?

We are organizing Europeans Against Fake News (EAF) event in Thessaloniki, Greece, where we will bring together a large number of young people and engage them in a discussion about fake news that are surrounding the online sphere. Through the series of creative activities mixing the methodology of living libraries and collaborative workshops, we will work on enhancing their media literacy and inspiring critical thinking of young people in order to enable them to learn how to recognize, debunk and deconstruct fake news. These events will address fake news on 4 thematic units in which the majority of the fake news today is created:

1. Fundamental rights in the time of Covid-19
2. Climate cha(lle)nge
3. Migration: “Hometown of disinformation and populist campaigns”
4. Euroscepticism as a democratic barrier

BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

If you decide to become part of our EAF team, we are offering you to:
– learn about the new creative methodologies in working with young people in addressing
fake news,
– meet and exchange with media experts and youth workers from all around Europe,
– establish wide network of partners and experts that will allow you to expand your work
and enhance understanding of diverse national realities at the topic.

Once selected, you will receive a capacity-building program that will boost your skills and allow you to engage into the implementation of EAF events! As a media and policy expert, you will have the opportunity to engage into discussion with young people about fake news, inspire their critical thinking and enhance their media literacy. This will be done through the series of attractive and interactives methodologies that are designed to inspire interaction, and whose protagonist will be you. But don’t worry in advance about the process, we will be there to boost your skills and make your ready for your active participation at EAF event.

Let’s talk a little bit about the criteria that you should met in order to be able to become media
and policy expert.

Are you the one we are looking for?

You are eligible to apply if you:
– have a professional background in journalism, political sciences, sociology, ecology,
medicine, economy, etc.
– Coming from Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Greece, Croatia, or any other European
country that is part of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values program
– Able to communicate well in the English language
– Willing to actively participate in the event during its entire duration
– Ready to participate in the online preparatory training and mentorship process.
If so, we can’t wait for you to apply!

Where and how to apply?

You can apply by filling in the application form at: https://forms.gle/kjSfBUWsGn37erP76
The deadline for submitting the application is 15 th of August 2023.

What if I get selected?

First, you will go through the online capacity-building program that will prepare you for active
participation at EAF events.

Also, you should be ready to travel to Greece, as the event will take place from 27 th to 30 th of September in Thessaloniki! There, you will be supporting the work of international EAF teams and share your expertise with other creative minds on tackling fake news and its impact on young people in Europe.

The organizers are covering all costs related to your travel, accommodation, and food during the
EAF event.

This project “Europeans Against Fake News” is co-funded by the European Union.

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