About the Project
Media literacy is closely related to active engagement in democratic life, to citizenship and the ability to exercise judgment critically and independently. The concept covers different media such as broadcasting, video, radio, press, through various channels: traditional, internet, social media.
Media can facilitate the integration of refugees and migrants in a new country by providing access to information about available education, health or other services or about political and administrative information on the host country, as well as support systems and organisations available. They can also support the learning of the host country language, looking for a job, getting qualifications recognised.
Since refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women face a greater risk of social exclusion (double discrimination), it is very important to provide them with the competences — knowledge, skills and attitudes — and values needed to access, interpret, use and/or produce information and other media content, in the context of the internet and social media, and in a safe and responsible manner, thus contributing to their integration in EU societies.
The project “Media Literacy for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women”, in order to contribute to the integration of refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women in six EU Member States that count large numbers of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Austria, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta and the UK, will aim at the achievement of following objectives:
- Enhancing the media literacy competences of (low-skilled/low-qualified) refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women through innovative learning tools
- Encouraging (low-skilled/low-qualified) refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women to develop and upgrade their media literacy and digital skills through effective outreach-awareness raising.
“This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. [2017-1-UK01-8KA204-036683 — Media literacy for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women]”.