The research Centre Regional and Global Development (REGLO) is a member of an international consortium composed of 16 partners from 10 countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
Melia Observatory project
Media Literacy Observatory for Active Citizenship and Sustainable Democracy
The project is funded by Interreg Danube Transnational Programme and its duration is 30 months. The Start date is 01.07.2020 and the end date is 31.12.2022.
The main objective of the project is to improve democratic transnational governance by developing transnational media literacy observatory, based on cooperation between different relevant stakeholders. In many countries of the Danube region, the development of competences of media literacy and active citizenship are far behind more developed parts of Europe. This observatory will serve as a mechanism for increasing media literacy and thus strengthening citizens’ competences what will contribute to the development of sustainable democracy. The main target groups are the youth and the people who work with them. For the purpose of strengthening it, the observatory will provide tools, available for both young people as well as their educators.
The project will establish observatory for media literacy that will provide instruments for scrutinising media contents, training tools and policy recommendations for upgrading media literacy in relation with other civic skills. Outputs include capacity building and training tools, web-based interface and policy recommendations. The core activities of the project are: mapping of practices and dissemination of information, developing a learning system, designing web training platform, and pilot testing.
The leading partner is School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia.
REGLO is leading the Work Package dedicated to live testing of MELIA Observatory. The Piloting actions will provide monitored feedback on the enhancement of learning media literacy competencies in youth, as well as in training competences of their educators. Each pilot report will include policy recommendations for improving the media literacy skills in targeted groups. Additionally, a series of benchmark activities will be undertaken to monitor the state of the art in the Danube region countries where Piloting actions are not taking place.
More information about MELIA Project can be found on http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/melia-observatory
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Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Management (KnowING IPR), 2019-2022
The main objective of KnowING is to create a transnational innovation platform for efficient exploitation of available knowledge on patents, research and development. KnowING is an innovative effort in bringing results of advanced KE technology to SMEs, enabling pooling and exploiting of innovation knowledge, build-on innovation and increased IPR based cooperation opportunities (based on out-, in- and cross- licensing and possible patent pooling), stimulating further investment in innovation and creating a competitive advantage for Danube SMEs in the global market as well as providing a platform and service for increased technology transfer.