The multiplier events will be developed in each partner country and it is address to stakeholders with capacity to mainstream the project results.
It will be made 5 multiplier events, 4 with a national scope, with a one-day format with the presentation of the project results during the morning and a seminar during the afternoon to discuss them.
The target group is formed by all stakeholders, but in particular media PwD, disability organizations, policy makers, public administrators, people from educational and welfare services and researchers.
Event Title: Social Media and Disability
- Country: Italy
- Date: September 2020
The first multiplier event in the project will be organised by UNIBO in collaboration with AIAS in Bologna at the International Centre for Humanities “Umberto Eco”. It will have the format of a one-day meeting with the presentation of the first results during the morning and a seminar during the afternoon in order to discuss them.
The target group is formed of all stakeholders, but in particular media people, disability organisations, policy makers, public administrators, people from educational and welfare services and researchers.
The goals – to present the findings leading to the writing of IO1 – Study on Digital and social media usage and the representation of people with disabilities: “Are we heroes?” and to discuss these findings with the stakeholders.
Event Title – Conference: Fostering Social Media Literacy Competences through Interactive Learning Sets for Adults with Disabilities
- Country: Lithuania; Portugal, Italy and Austria
- Date: December 2021
The aim – to introduce professionals with the project created intellectual outputs and provide demonstrations how to apply at their work.
The Conference will have the format of a full day seminar with presentations, interactive sessions, video sessions and representations. The people with disability involved in the project will have a prominent role and their productions will be shown and discussed. Educators, project staff and PwD supporters will be actively involved as well.
The organizers will present the study “Digital and social media usage and the representation of people with disabilities”, example of MeMe platforms for a peer to peer learning, the Guidelines and toolbox for a responsible social media use, Learning programme for educators supporting persons with disabilities and the mobile game.
- To disseminate the Intellectual Outputs and results achieved by the Project;
- To ensure the sustainability of the Project results by engaging relevant stakeholders to use and exploit the results in own organisations.
With the reference to the project products, project members will have to prepare in their native language a training program, slides, tasks, handout material and etc. The event will be led by a prepared program, using non-traditional forms, engaging practical activities.
The questions this conference will rise for discussion are:
- Is the promise of Internet and social media to impact on direct democracy and the opportunities offered to minority groups and individuals to share their own views and fight their own battles for equal participation in the public arena, becoming a reality and if not, how can this be furthered?
- To what extent social media, or, more appropriately the mass of individuals using social media, have actually taking over the role of centralised media in reproducing stigma and what can be done to combat this?
- Is the widespread use of social media by citizens actually changing the way people think about disability for the positive, or is there no advancement? In case stigma and discrimination are recurrent concepts, how can this be prevented and how can people with disabilities be empowered to be less vulnerable in social media use?
- Considering the remarkable impact of new media on young people’s informal, educational and entertainment environment, to what extent does this affect people with disabilities as well?
The organisational services for seminars are as follows: beverages costs for participants, preparation of handout material and other training material supply.