Press Release “Co-Creating Media Literate Youth” (Invitation) Two-day policy paper writing workshop

  • July 23, 2021
1024 536 Cyprus Youth Council

Nicosia, July 22, 2021





“Co-Creating Media Literate Youth”

Two-day policy paper writing workshop

Subject: Fake News


TheCyprus Youth Council as part of the “Co-CreatingMediaLiterate Youth” programme organizes a two-day policy paper writing workshop on misinformation and fakenews.


  • Friday 30/07/21, 5:30-8:30pm (online) The online workshop will be an introduction of how policy documents are formed, facilitated by a member of the Pool of Trainers of the European Youth Forum. Language: English.
  • Saturday 31/07/21, 9:00am-6:00pm (Radisson Blu Hotel, Larnaca) Language: Greek.


The aim of the workshop is to form a policy document which will be then promoted by the Cyprus Youth Council and handed to policy makers in Cyprus in order to promote awareness against misinformation and fake news and how can young people engage in the process of reducing misinformation and fake news.





The aim of the “Co-Creating Media Literate Youth” programme is to help young people in Cyprus to develop media literacy skills, but also to provide them with a theoretical background around misinformation. The programme also aims to raise awareness on issues of how misinformation can influence democratic processes and lead to an increase in extremism, racism, sexism, intolerance and homophobia, as well as to identify examples where perceptions on specific topics such as gender issues, climate change, the LGBTQI+ rights, etc. are falsely disseminated.


The program is sponcored by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and Horizon 2020, as part of the Co-Inform Programme.


For more information or clarifications on the “Co-Creating Media Literate Youth” programme, please contact the Cyprus Youth Council by email or phone 22878316.