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Fighting MisInformation: joint actions by and for young people in Cyprus
The “ANTIbodies to MISinformation” and the “Co-creating Media Literate Youth” teams warmly invite you to join us at a very special event, marking the successful completion of the projects on Misinformation and Media Education.

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Fighting MisInformation:

Joint actions by and for young people in Cyprus

The “ANTIbodies to MISinformation” and the “Co-creating Media Literate Youth” teams warmly invite you to join us at a very special event, marking the successful completion of the projects on Misinformation and Media Education

Register for the “Fighting MisInformation: joint actions by and for young people in Cyprus” Event.

Registration for the event is free.

For questions, please contact us.

Event Details

Where: Cyprus University of Technology, Tassos Papadopulos Building · View map

When: Sunday, November 28, 2021

Time:10:00 – 15:00

The event is open to the public and targets primarily all students aged 12 and above, teenagers and adult learners, youth workers, youth organisations, journalists, and various educational stakeholders including teachers and parents.

The participants will actively take part in workshops and discussions, will be informed about the lessons learnt and celebrate the achievements of the “Antibodies in Misinformation” and “Co-creating Media Literate Youth” projects.

Both projects were promoted and implemented by the Open University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Youth Council and funded by the US Embassy through the Cyprus University of Technology in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 “Co-Inform Project”, in collaboration with the Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth.

*The event respects the COVID-19 protocol and official health and safety guidelines. Hence, the participation is only granted to people aged 12 and above who are vaccinated with 2 doses or recovered from coronavirus in the last six months.

 Program

9:30- Registration
10:00-10:30 Visits to the information points of the institutions – free discussions
10:30-10:45 Presentation Co-creating Media Literate Youth – Toolkit
10:45-11:00 Presentation “Antibodies to MisInformation”
11:00-12:00 Workshops for teenagers and adult learners, youth workers, teachers and parents (Parallel Sessions)
12:00-12:20 Welcome ​Addresses​

Dimitra Milioni, Dean, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies

Mrs. Denise Jobin Welch, Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy in Cyprus

Representative from the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth

12:20-13:20 Panel discussion
Tackling Misinformation through Media Education
Moderator: Thanasis Hadzilakos (Open University Cyrpus)
Speakers: Eleni A. Kyza (Cyprus University of Technology), Antonis Kourras (Cyprus Youth Council), Representative from the “Antibodies to MisInformation” project, Loizos Yiasoumas (Pancyprian School for Parents)
13:20-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Workshops
14:30-15:00 Visits to the information points of the institutions – free discussions
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