Project 3E aimed to provide the youth workers with skills and knowledge on the pros and cons of digital tools, critical thinking, and active engagement in community development. The acquisition of skills was certified by Youth Pass. It consisted of 3 parts: The 1-st part was held in Thessaloniki from 9-19 of May 2022. 36 youth workers attended the TC and they developed the following competencies:

• Continuous critical thinking, both digital and non-digital, and the ability to make decisions;
• The critical attitude towards fake news and the huge amount of information circulating on the internet.
• The transmission of media so that young people are diligent and active agents of today’s society.
• Connecting and networking responsibly in a broad context;
• Building young people into active citizens and gaining confidence in community development.
• The cultivation of cultural consciousness.

In the 2nd part, the participants ran local workshops as outreach activities in their countries of origin, acting as multipliers The third part of the project was held inDecember, in which only one of the previous participants took part. It was related to workshop presentations and manual creation.Thus the personal and professional development of the youth workers was presented.In this seminar the participants unfolded their skills about the pros and cons of digital tools, cultivated their critical thinking and promoted their active participation in their local communities.

The workshop in Armenia took place in the fall of 2022. A participant from Armenia Team named Vanik Avetisyan served as the project’s trainer. It was hosted in the Yerevan office of the non-profitorganization “Feature in Our Hands. ” One day of the workshop was open for participation. Our goal was to increase people’s critical thinking abilities, help them comprehend the value of it, and understand that the internet is a dangerous area that should be used with caution and seriousness. The audience of 18 to 30 years old. We discussed both negative and positive political propaganda in various nations. Each political party has its own subtle methods of propagandizing, which typically involve unnatural links, fake news that is primarily shared on Facebook, and fake advertising on news websites. The process of actively and successfully conceiving, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating knowledge as a basis for belief and action is known as critical thinking. Of course, snacks and water were available to attendees throughout the class, and they also took breaks to allow them to absorb the new material fully.

What we have learned?

Collaborating in teams
-Learned about the different symbols that other countries use and their alphabet
Communicating meaningfully
-Learned new words, especially about the Internet and technology in general – Listening to others -New words in different languages
Displaying intercultural sensitivity
-Discovered similarities within cultures
-Learned about different religions
-Tried different foud from all the countries
Collaborating in teams Networking and advocating
-Learned about the good and the bad hackers of the internet
-Exchanging ideas with others and learn new aspects of the topic
Managing resources
-Learned how to work/make a project during a specific time
-Learned how to make a presentation with digital tools
Designing programmes
-Aquired new skills thru the participants workshops
-Learned to ask for help
-Discovered new hobbies and talents
Facilitating learning
-Discovered new types of media
-Learned about Internet threats
-Developed digital content creation skills

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