INTERACTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR INTEGRATION, SKILLS B..
INTERACTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR INTEGRATION, SKILLS BARTERING, EMPOWERMENT, INFORMAL LEARNING
Start date: Dec 1, 2010,
The project ISABEL aims at using ICT innovative practices such as Citizen Journalism for empowerment of groups and communities at social and territorial level by strengthening inter-personal & intercultural links, by getting communities to talk to each other as well as by promoting personal/collective growth. The objective of the Empowerment is to ensure that people's voices are heard. An ICT interactive platform containing Web TV, Blogging, Forum, Social Network will become an environment for informal learning setting up a process in which people belonging to a given community become leaders of social participation and competence exchange (skills bartering) at intergenerational/ intercultural level. The latter will result in the final product of a multilingual and multicultural EU Skills e-Portfolio. The project is thus focused on the creation of "Community Reuters" and of "Community reporting leaders" who will spread the objectives and activities to the other members and so involve them in providing local UGC (User Generated Content) and networking activities with a wider audience. ISABEL will focus on different social domains such as disadvantaged communities or university students for example. Experimentation will concern 4 LLP domains and will be targeted at the specific needs of the respective communities. E-democracy might be seen as one of the EU common themes to be managed by the local "editorial groups" and "community reporters". There is not necessarily a link between the different themes as each community has its own issues and interests. For instance unemployed adults might be keen on reporting on skills, jobs and dialogue with entrepreneurs although university students might be less interested in this topic. Nevertheless inter-group networking will be extensively promoted at project and EU level. The identified target groups are: - Scholastic Communities: pupils and teachers - Professional communities: social workers, educators and health workers- Local communities of adult immigrants and with intergenerational aspects- University Student Communities
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