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No (more) Fake News!

Agora Aveiro was present in the international training course “Fairbook: creating a network of youth workers promoting media literacy among youngsters”, in Sardinia

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Attention, these are no fake news!

Organized by the organization Studenti per la Città, took place this summer, from 22nd to 27th July, the international training course “Fairbook” in Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia, Italy. This Training Course aimed at developing media literacy skills in working with young people, working with topics such as “fake news” and virtual identity management.

With the presence of participants from Spain, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and Greece, Agora Aveiro was also there in force and “al dente” with its four representatives, now equipped with new tools and knowledge to implement activities in Aveiro’s community. 

With a strong component in non-formal education, our members were challenged to exercise their critical spirit and their creativity through debates, group presentations, use of virtual tools, and as a final “mission”, the conception and presentation of a workshop. To complement this, the participants created an “NGO Market”, a networking space that allowed not only to know the work developed by other organizations but also to present the work produced by Agora Aveiro itself. 

Finally, there was still time to absorb the Sardinian culture by getting to know Cagliari and Portoscuso and their most emblematic places, as well as taste their rich gastronomy. And, of course, an intercultural night, where everyone could show what their country has to offer. 

This Training Course was not only an incredible opportunity for me to discover an inspiring city and theme, but it was also a great milestone for my development as a person because I met fantastic people from different cultures! 

Says Agora Aveiro’s member and participant, José Vidal.

It should be noted that in the preparation and development of this international training, all security measures in relation to the new coronavirus have been duly respected.

Nuno Brízida