Co-creating Media Literate Youth

Subject: Fake News

Τhe Cyprus Youth Council as part of the “Co-Creating Media Literate Youth” programm eorganizes a two-day policy paper writing workshop on misinformation and fake news.

  • Friday 30/07/21, 5:30-8:30pm (online) The online workshop will be an introduction of how policy documentsare formed, facilitated by a member of the Pool of Trainers of the European Youth Forum. Language: English.

  • Saturday 31/07/21, 9:00am-6:00pm (Radisson Blu Hotel, Larnaca) Language: Greek.

The aim of the workshopis to form a policy document which will be then promoted by the Cyprus Youth Council and handed to policy makers in Cyprus in order to promote awareness against misinformation and fake newsand how can young people engage in the process of reducing misinformation and fake news.



The aim of the “Co-Creating Media Literate Youth” programme is to help young people in Cyprus to develop media literacy skills, but also to provide them with a theoretical background around misinformation. The programme also aimsto raise awareness on issues of how misinformation can influence democratic processes and lead to an increase in extremism, racism, sexism, intolerance and homophobia, as well as to identify examples where perceptions on specific topics such as gender issues, climate change, the LGBTQI+ rights, etc. are falsely disseminated.

For more information or clarifications on the “Co-Creating Media Literate Youth” programme, please contact the Cyprus Youth Council by email or phone 22878316.

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