Media Literacy Initiatives

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Media Literacy Initiatives refers to theory, publications and activities initiated by the Future Worlds Center team and its partner organizations with the aim of re-inventing the world of media and equipping ordinary people with knowledge and skills to "read" the news and act intelligently.

The initiative started with in the summer of 2012 with Using democratic dialogue to reinvent democracy. The project included a week long co-laboratory with 11 Greeks and 11 Cypriots who have identified shortcoming of current systems of governance and brainstormed ideal characteristics of future systems. The second project, (Youth envisage and design their ideal future), engaged almost 30 Cypriots to envision and design an ideal system that would satisfy their aspirations and needs. The highlight was a third co-laboratory co-organized together with the Digital Futures of the European Commission, SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era The aim was to explore how future and emerging technologies can contribute towards designing a better system of governance.

In 2014 Future Worlds Center secured a United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) contract to implement this initiative world-wide.

Media-related SDDPs

SDDPs with focus on democracy

Virtually all Co-Laboratories of Democracy with special focus on Reinventing Democracy have a sigificant angle related to media literacy.

Reinventing democracy (YiA 1.3)
Youth envisage and design their ideal future (YiA 5.1)
Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (2012)
Engaging citizens to reinvent democracy
Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF)

HasNa-funded initiatives and projects