Since 2012, ERYICA has organised a Youth Ambassadors training course every 2 years, addressed to young people dedicated to advocating for young people’s access to rights, and more specifically for their right to complete, reliable and accurate information. The regional Youth Council of Valencia, in partnership with our member organisation IVAJ (Institut Valencià de la Joventut, Spain), is hosting the next edition in Valencia.
The training lasts for 4 full days. 24 ambassadors will be trained, coming from across Europe.
During the training session, young people will learn about their important role in spreading the message for young people’s right to information, and that they have the capacity to contribute to society’s development. They will learn about the importance of the access to quality and objective information in the post-truth era, and acquire the necessary skills on how to search, critically assess and use the information that they access through different media, as well as contribute their own content wisely, both online and offline.
One of the main objectives is to:
Develop media and information literacy skills and critical thinking vis-à-vis information and the way its misuse and manipulation may affect direct and indirect users.