Workshop: “Fostering online literacy education among youth in the Republic of North Macedonia” Print
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 08:09

On 20th of November, 2020, a virtual workshop was conducted on the subject “Fostering online literacy education among youth in the Republic of North Macedonia” in which over 35 participants from the relevant public and civil society took part. This workshop was organized by the C3I representatives in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Euro – Atlantic Council of Macedonia.

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Mr. Ilija Djugumanov from ATA Presidency had the opportunity to be a guest speaker from the NGO sector, and a Moderator of the Second Panel, while Ms. Dina Arnaut, Social Media Coordinator at EACM was moderating the Third Panel discussion.

Among others, there were representatives from the Government, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the Ministry of Interior, the Municipality of Veles, Representatives of the media – Nova Makedonija, Representatives of the Parents’ Councils – Veles and Representatives of the NGO sector.

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At the workshop, C3I presented the results of an extensive survey involving over 100 respondents. The main goal of the workshop was to present the results of the research on online literacy among young people in the Republic of North Macedonia; to develop a forum on the dangers that lurk young / high school students through the online space; to recognize the role of state bodies and local authorities, responsible for raising awareness among young people about the need for online literacy as an important segment for combating the dangers of the Internet; to understand the role of the civil society sector in raising awareness of the need for online literacy; to recognize the role of parents and parenting advice in raising awareness of the need for online literacy; to review the views of young high school students on how they can more effectively understand the dangers of the Internet and what methods would be useful in creating online literate youth and to propose a framework and recommendations to key actors in raising awareness among high school students about the dangers of the Internet and literacy, as part of building youth resilient to the dangers of online space in the country.

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Students from the NATO Academy 2020 attended this webinar, and showed considerable interest in this subject. The workshop had a positive feedback from all participants, who rated it as very useful and it resulted with many conclusions and suggestions that will be used in the future workshops.

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