From Here We RISE

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Dátum konania
01/11/2022 - 30/06/2024

Typ projektu:

This project aims to ensure the participation of the target population (migrants, ethnic minorities and ROMA) in decision making processes, whilst also recommending measures with a gender-based approach. Our activities will be geared towards empowering vulnerable groups like migrants, Roma and other minorities with media literacy tools to counter disinformation, whilst also researching, discussing and debating the social and economic repercussions brought on by the COVID-19 crisis to increase their knowledge on Fundamental Rights.

Aims of the project

  • To undertake a gender-based research study, analysing the social and economic effects on vulnerable groups;
  • To undertake a series of debates and seminars, focusing on the curtailment of fundamental rights on vulnerable groups;
  • To raise awareness and actively counter disinformation, through a campaign, a publication and workshops focusing on media literacy.


The results of the project 

We are excited to share the results of our collective efforts in exploring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups. Our research report, Countering Disinformation booklet, and Policy Recommendations represent a culmination of months of hard work and dedication, and I am thrilled to announce that they are now ready.

Our goal with these materials is to reach as many people as possible and raise awareness about the challenges faced by vulnerable groups in the wake of the pandemic. We believe that by sharing our findings and recommendations widely, we can inspire action and drive positive change in our communities and beyond.

  1. RISE Research Report: This comprehensive document provides an in-depth analysis of the social and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups. It presents key findings from our gender-based research study and offers insights into the unique challenges faced by these communities.
  2. Countering Disinformation Booklet : Designed as a practical guide, this booklet offers tips and strategies for identifying and combatting misinformation surrounding vulnerable groups. It aims to empower individuals with the tools they need to navigate an increasingly complex media landscape.
  3. Policy Recommendations: These recommendations are informed by our research findings and aim to inform policymakers and stakeholders about actionable steps that can be taken to support vulnerable groups in the aftermath of the pandemic. By advocating for evidence-based policies, we can work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

Activities of the project 

Analysing the Covid-19 crisis from a social and economic perspective
In the end of January there was a meeting of all involved partners held in Bratislava. During the meeting we agreed on terms and conditions for the research in order to pave the way for Babes Bolyai University (UBB) to direct this activity. UBB prepared a questionaire analysis which which will allow for a more accurate understanding of the situation for vulnerable groups. It was an intense meeting with remarkable people.

Debates focusing on freedoms that have been curtailed
We have organised 4 debates per partner organisation focusing on freedoms that have been curtailed, such as lockdowns. The aim was to provide the policy makers with the data they need to come up with appropriate and practical strategies to tackle the needs and priorities of the population in a more targeted manner, based on how target group have been affected by the crisis; ensuring that the needs of the vulnerable are considered. Many useful and practical recommendations has been recieved and we really appriciate the contribution of the participants. 

Fundamental Rights seminars
We organised 2 seminars per partner, focusing solely on how the COVID-19 crisis affected one’s Fundamental rights. One seminar was focused on access to information and how are dizinformation were spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second´s seminar topic was gender inequality. Both seminars were held at High schools with students. For many students this seminar was eye opening moments as they did no knot how diverse are these topics. Just to understand if the students can reveal dizinformation we gave them a quick test. Happily all students passed and we believe they will doble chcek all recieved information before they will spread it out. 











Countering disinformation with expert

In this work package we trained citizens, particularly individuals coming from at-risk groups, in Media Literacy through the organisation of 3 virtual info sessions, per partner.

All virtual meetings were conducted online for high school students. The historian Jana Turanská was invited to all 3 online meetings in order to provide students with information about propaganda, fake news and disinformation from a historical perspective. The meeting was interactive, the students took a short quiz to understand the different concepts related to disinformation and we also introduced them to ways to defend themselves against misinformation.


Dissemination workshops 

In March we implemented 2 workshops at the medical high school in Bratislava. 50 pupils participated in the workshops and all of them actively participated in the activities. The interactive workshop had several parts, besides a presentation on disinformation the students also competed in a quiz and also had the opportunity to reveal disinformative articles. The students handled the task playfully, checked the sources of the articles, the author and proved that in today’s world, where it is not really easy to filter various untruths, they can keep track of and expose misinformation.