Harnessing the Power of Community Media to Combat Disinformation


EU-Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education
Coordination: Future In Perspective Limited (Ireland)

Duration: September 2020 – August 2023



MEDIA-HACKS aims to develop the media literacy skills of local communities by supporting citizens to become both producers of reliable media content and ethical consumers of content. The project team, working alongside local communities will build the skills of citizens to cope with the stresses and strains of society today by mitigating the impact of fake-news campaigns aimed at destabilising the status quo. Local communities in Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland and the Czech Republic will participate in local community audits, training workshops, and European exchanges building the media and information literacy skills.

As part of the MEDIA HACKS project, we will:

  • Develop a Community Audit Toolkit and implement a large-scale community audit process lead by local Media Action Groups in seven EU countries
  • Create a new Community Media Skills training programme and host a series of learning and development workshops
  • Offer media moderating resources and training for communities operating in today’s social media environment 

As part of the community-building ethos of the project, we will also develop an in-service training programme for adult and community educators as they will be the main intermediaries delivering the training developed by MEDIA HACKS and providing ongoing support to the community media teams.


Project Nº 2020-1-IE01-KA204-066032

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.