Critical Power. Spain, Vilanova de Arousa, 2022

The "Critical Power" training course, which was held in Vilanova de Arousa, Spain in March 2022, was part of the Erasmus+ program. It was conducted within the context of the Skepsis movement.

The "Critical Power" training course funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme, brought together 20 youth workers from Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Greece, Malta, and Spain to develop critical thinking skills and information analysis techniques.

The course, taught using non-formal education methods by Veronika Kurkina, an expert in fake news, was made even more relevant by the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine and the accompanying propaganda and misinformation.

Through group work and discussions, participants were able to analyze propaganda, disinformation, and misinformation techniques and learn how to fact-check information.

Here you can find verified sources about the situation in Ukraine: https://war.ukraine.ua/support-ukraine/
Different ways how you can help Ukraine from any place of the world (not only financially): https://linktr.ee/ukraine_ua

Project was organised by Logos together with partners Arousa Moza and supported by Erasmus+  programme.

Participants of the project in international teams created 4 tools for critical thinking promotion among youngsters that are open for public, below you can find more information about it:

1. How to understand what biases and framing are and how they affect our processing.

3. How to understand the knowledge of forming arguments for a conversation with person who is misinformed.

2. How to recognize fake photos and media manipulations based on them.

4. How to understand the spectrum of opinion and use it during everyday life decisions.

Escape for human rights: Few m2 of different reality. Potenza, Italy, 2017

What was it about?

Training course “Escape for human rights: few m2 of different reality” happened in Potenza, Italy, on 12-20 of December, 2017. This project was implemented by Logos (Poland) and Euro-net (Italy) and funded by Italian National Agency.

At this training course we gathered 24 young leaders and NGO activists working with youth, on 7 days long training course with the aim to provide them with knowledge and skills needed for creation of escape rooms which could be used as learning tools when working with young people.

At this training course we made human rights escape room in spheres of discrimination, children rights and domestic violence

Following objectives were set for the project:

  • Spread ideas of human rights protection
  • Provide youth workers with tools and knowledge on how to organize escape rooms, which will bring ideas of human rights promotions to greater amount of people
  • Show that dealing with human rights can be done in various ways through providing participants with ideas and methods on non-standard approach to human rights education
  • To create working tools which can be used in local communities
  • Start a network of youth workers in Europe who are ready to do quest rooms on human rights by giving them an opportunity to practice this approach and creating a good atmosphere for connection between participants
  • Bring understanding of nowadays problems in human rights area through giving examples, ideas and theoretical knowledge during the project
  • To raise awareness of such human rights topics as gender discrimination, children rights and domestic violence

How did it go?

The training course was delivered by trainers Marko Boyko and Iryna Sytnik. Our participants built 3 great escape rooms and we invited local people to come and play. At the open even we had around 30 guests, who had a chance to learn and play at the same time.

Check the video from this project made by one of our participants -  Marta Pop

Partners of the project

The project was implemented by Logos Polska (https://www.facebook.com/logosngo/) and Euro-net  (https://www.facebook.com/euro.net.31) , and we had great partners supporting us with their contributions and members:

  • Romania - Asociatia Clubul pentru Protectia Naturii si Turism Brasov
  • Cyprus - PlanBe, Plan it Be it
  • Latvia - Varaviksnes Tilts