The DAISSy Reserach Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU), the Greek patner, presented the european project Advanced Media Literacy Education to counter online hate-speech (AmeLiE) at the national Conference entitled “European Curricula: Challenge and Innovation in Education”. The event was co-organized by the Regional Directorate of Education of Western Greece in collaboration with the Hellenic Open University and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, took place online on Friday, June 4, 2021.
The Conference targeted to promote the Erasmus+ projects’ results, the practices already developed and share ideas for upcoming opportunities. Αttendees exceeded 100, representing policy making, scinetific guidance and educational administration as well as teachers and students (over 60) of schools of primary, secondary and vocational education active or interested in the Erasmus+ program. Following a series of presentations, AMeLiE has been presented at the last part of the event as a European project nearing its 1st year and having completed the important stage of national research.
The presentation denoted the importance to address the online hate speech phenomenon and highlighted the main aim of AMeLiE, i.e. to train school communities on how to deal with online hate speech using social networking ICT tools with peer learning and crowdsourcing techniques. Participants were also introduced to project’s partnership, funding, structure, target groups, benefits for the educational community and other main elements that were analyzed.
AMeLiE presentation received a most positive feedback from both the participants as well as the event’s facilitators. Worth noting that material from the AMeLiE presentation is uploaded on the Regional Directorate of Education of Western Greece official webpage.