SuperYOUTH project: training youth to debunk disinformation
Launched in May 2022, the superYOUTH project is an Erasmus+ funded project born with the aim to develop a transnational youth worker training program on better training youth to debunk Disinformation, Misinformation and Malinformation (DMM).
"With the proliferation of digital media and access to the internet by tech savvy youth, online communication is under fire" the project team states. "The impact of DMM on youth is significant. The last years witnessed the exponential growth of conspiracy theories and pandemic related disinformation".
Under the leadership of Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO (Italy), a consortium of seven partners, among which Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini Srl SB, is now engaged in three general objectives to be reached by the end of 2023 regarding the fight against disinformation.
These three objectives will be reached through a training for the youth trainers and an open access platform for young people where they can report fake news and ask for advice.
The project will engage youth between the ages of 18 and 30 and youth workers for training on disinformation and misinformation.
"It is foreseen that more than 300 youth and youth workers will benefit of SuperYOUTH results. Finally, the platform should involve at least 600 people and 200 youth will be involved in the events that will be organized in 2023 in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Romania" the project team wrote in the first monthly newsletter.