Start date: 2019-09-01
End date: 2021-12-30
Location: Sweden, Norway, Romania, Bulgaria
"In the summer of 2020, we tried out the design thinking journey on social entrepreneurship we developed in MILagers. After the process was done I asked the young summer workers what they thought about the process. Happily, all of them thought it was a good process and one of them even said "This way of working with entrepreneurship, starting with the need instead of just having an idea was so much better than the entrepreneurship program I attended last year". We have learned so much being part of MILagers, now we are applying both design thinking and storytelling as consistent parts of our activities."
- Karin Wouda, project manager MILagers
Milagers (Media Information Literacy "Village" to Empower Young People for Active Participation) project aims to engage, connect and empower young people, by enhancing their media and information literacy (MIL) competencies through cross-sectorial and innovative open educational tools. The project goal is to improve youth work in the field of media literacy, supporting youth organizations.
The project goal is to improve youth work in the field of media literacy, supporting youth organizations to:
Support young people to develop MIL competencies in a holistic way, through a gamified platform with real working tasks; strengthen young people’s sense of initiative, helping them to put into practice their ideas for solving social problems, through design thinking facilitation techniques adapted to the youth sector;
Support young people to express their opinions through powerful storytelling techniques and influence policy-makers, decision-makers, CSOs, and other relevant stakeholders.
The project will also enhance the youth organizations’ communication and media capacity, and their capacity for designing, redesigning, and co-designing user-centered services for young people, through innovative and NGO-suited design thinking and storytelling tools.
You can find more information on the project's website: www.milagers.org