Critical Balance - Preventing young people from going down the rabbit hole

The overall aim of the Critical Balance project is to prevent the risks that come from believing in conspiracy theories including racism, intolerance, and resistance towards science, among youth.
The specific objectives of the project that will work towards achieving this aim are:
1. Support and build capacity among youth workers with innovative methods and training on how to confront and prevent conspiracy believes, especially the ones with a racist core, among young people both in online and offline practices.
2. Increase critical thinking and critical media literacy skills among young people to better understand and deal with conspiracy theories when confronted with them, and thereby better cope with the novel risk and implication of digitalisation and the availability of disinformation.

Project target group:
Youth workers

Four tangible project results will be produced during the project's lifetime:
Result1: Mapping of conspiracy theories in Europe - a PDF document that will map the situation of conspiracy theories in Europe related to young people. 
Result 2: The E-Book for youth workers on critical thinking and conspiracy theories - a resource for youth workers in better understanding how conspiracy theories relate to each other.
Result 3: The Toolbox with critical thinking and critical media literacy exercises - 24 interactive, informal, and nonformal exercises for youth workers 
Result 4: E-platform with exercises in critical thinking and critical media literacy.

The project will be implemented by a consortium formed by six European organizations, which will work together for a period of 30 months.

Project duration: 1st of January 2022 - 1st July 2024
Financial support: European Commission, Erasmus + Programme
Project website:  .
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website and all its contents reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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