Digital Resistance is a project funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission Joint Programme Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO) and implemented by the Council of Europe.
Implementation organizations in five different countries collaborate with the goal to promote digital citizenship. Together with teachers and students from Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy and Romania, we raise awareness on issues such as discrimination, indoctrination and disinformation, to foster a democratic discourse online.
The project builds upon the Council of Europe’s Framework Competences for Democratic Culture as well as the European Union’s Digital Competence Framework for Citizens.
Within the project, we develop a Digital Handbook that supports teachers in addressing the above mentioned issues in class following an inquiry-based learning strategy. In the course of the project, students deal with the impact of (social) media on society and politics, question sources and shed a light on motives behind disinformation. This way they pass training in media and information literacy and, based on their research, produce media outputs such as videos, comics, podcasts and the like.
In a next step, the participating students act as peers and – with the help of their media outputs – pass on their knowledge to (younger) students to build a “pupil’s community of digital citizens”.
The Digital Resistance project is implemented by the following partner institutions:
- Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
- University of Pavia (Italy)
- University of Vienna – Centre for Teacher Education (Austria)
- 1st EPAL Korydallou/Athens – Public VET school (Greece)
- Buzau County School Inspectorate (Romania)