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Prosjektet «Polsk-ukrainsk søsterskap» avsluttes

Prosjektet «Polsk-ukrainsk søsterskap», initiert av Podkarpackie Association for Active Families, ble oppsummert i Rzeszów. I løpet av verksteder og pedagogiske møter lærte tenåringer fra begge land å forstå hverandre, uttrykke sine synspunkter og håndtere vanskelige situasjoner. Dette er enda et slikt initiativ som fremmer dialog og fordømmer fordommer.

Som en del av prosjektet gjennomførte Podkarpackie Association for Active Families sammen med sin partner Norsensus Mediaforum mange verksteder og pedagogiske møter for jenter i alderen 15 til 18 år fra Polen og Ukraina, samt personer som arbeider profesjonelt med ungdom. Under disse møtene ble det skapt rom for interaktive aktiviteter, kunnskap og refleksjon rundt utestengelse i hverdagen, samt temaer knyttet til vold basert på kjønn og opprinnelse.

I tillegg til verksteder og pedagogiske møter fikk deltakerne muligheten til å delta på et flerdagers treningsleir med kvalifiserte antidiskriminerings trenere. Resultatet av disse møtene er sosiale kampanjer, og målet deres er å oppmuntre offentlig mening til dialog om kvinners rettigheter. 7. februar 2024 ble det holdt et møte der prosjektet ble oppsummert i Urban Lab-rommet i Rzeszów, der deltakerne snakket om hva disse møtene brakte til deres liv.

Prosjektpartner: Norsensus Mediaforum

Prosjektet finansiert av Island, Liechtenstein og Norge fra EØS-midlene og norske midler under programmet Aktive borgere – Regionalfond.

Social Campaigns in Polish-Ukrainian sisterhood project are launched

Great news! Three new social campaigns have been launched, aiming to promote acceptance, empathy, and openness in our society. We want everyone to feel valued and supported, regardless of their differences and life challenges. That’s why we invite you to learn about our campaigns and join our cause!

Campaign «Better to Play in One Team!»

During adolescence, young people seek confirmation of their identity. Whether it’s a different appearance, a different style of dressing, or unique interests – each of us is unique! That’s why acceptance is so important. Unfortunately, 30% of children and teenagers in Poland fall victim to peer violence. Together we can change that! Let’s counteract bullying and show that acceptance is the key to harmonious peer relationships.

Hashtag: #BetterToPlayInOneTeam #Acceptance

Campaign «Don’t Be Indifferent!»

Sometimes fate puts us in difficult situations. Lack of a ticket, small change, or other unexpected difficulty – it can happen to any of us. That’s when we need support and empathy from others. Our animation will show that help is available to everyone, regardless of how we look, where we come from, or what sets us apart. Don’t be indifferent! Extend a helping hand and make our society more compassionate.

Hashtag: #DontBeIndifferent #Support

Campaign «Don’t Be Like NPC, Complete the Mission!»

In Poland, we increasingly encounter people of different nationalities and cultures. Our schools, playgrounds, and workplaces are becoming more diverse. Foreign languages are increasingly heard on the streets. How do we feel in this new reality? It turns out that not everyone feels comfortable, and there are people who oppose helping foreigners, especially evident in social media. Hate speech accompanies internet users who fail to see the positives of Poland being open to all. We show that in today’s world, it’s worth showing humanity and not being like NPCs!

Hashtag: #DontBeNPC #Openness

Join Us!

Join our campaign by using the campaign hashtags and share your experiences, inspiring stories, and your ideas for activities. Also, share your support for others who need it.

Project Partner: Norsensus Mediaforum

Project funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norwegian Grants under the Active Citizens Program – Regional Fund.

Let’s be the change we want to see in the world! Together, we can achieve great things.

Healthy project finalizes


Our amazing colleagues Larysa Kolesnyk and Natalia Aaseth just wrapped up 3 consecutive empowering workshops in the heart of Drammen, dedicated to promoting a healthier lifestyle and nurturing a balanced digital mental health! 🌈🧘‍♀️📱

🌿 Workshop Highlights:

✨ Expert insights on cultivating a healthy lifestyle

✨ Tips & tricks for maintaining a balance in the digital world

✨Interactive sessions promoting mindfulness & self-care

✨ Fun activities to boost overall well-being

A huge shoutout to our colleagues for organizing this fantastic event as part of the ongoing «Healthy» project financed by Nordplus! 🌐

Feel free to share your key takeaways and moments from the workshop using the hashtag #Healthy. Together, we’re creating a culture of well-being and resilience! 🌈🤝💖


You can follow the project news on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HEALTHYNordplus

The partners of the project:

Edukaciniai Projektai

com&train Denmark

Norsensus Mediaforum

Step By Step Consultancy

Youth Exchange at Youth Center Plovdiv: Norwegian participants to meet Bulgarian youth and youth workers in Plovdiv

In the spirit of fostering international understanding and promoting sustainable competence development among young people, an exciting youth exchange is set to take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This initiative, organized under the project titled «Powerful Factor for Sustainable Development of the Young People in the Region,» is a collaborative effort between Norsensus Mediforum from Norway, Plovdiv Municipality, and the Applied Research and Communications Fund in Bulgaria. Generously financed by the Active Citizenship Fund through EEA Grants Norway, this youth exchange aims to create a platform for cultural exchange, skill development, and collaboration among young minds.


Eight enthusiastic youths from Norway, along with two dedicated youth workers, will embark on this unique journey to Plovdiv. The exchange, scheduled to take place from March 18th to March 22nd, promises a rich and diverse experience for all involved.

Workshops and Learning Opportunities:

The heart of this youth exchange lies in the series of engaging workshops that participants will attend during their stay in Plovdiv. From digital literacy and design thinking to project management, inclusion, human rights, and leadership, these workshops are designed to equip participants with essential skills for personal and professional development. The exchange aims to create an interactive learning environment that encourages dialogue, collaboration, and the sharing of diverse perspectives.

Cultural Exchange and Social Activities:

Beyond the workshop sessions, the participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Plovdiv. The exchange program includes social activities within the city, allowing the participants to explore and connect with the local community. These activities aim to foster friendships, break down cultural barriers, and create lasting bonds among the participants.

Accommodation and Logistics:

The participants will be accommodated at the youth center’s hotel in shared twin rooms, providing a comfortable and communal living space. All accommodation, food, and travel costs for the Norwegian participants are generously covered, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder their participation in this transformative experience.

Apply now!

Learn more about the project here:

Trzciana was the venue for the «Świlczańska carol in harmony withtradition» as part of the Subcarpathian Culture Without Barriers project

The highlight of the program was a live performance by the Maria and Josef Dziedzic
Ceremonial Group. Thanks to their commitment and passion, attendees could be
transported to the world of old Christmas traditions in the Świlcza municipality.
Colorful costumes, authentic props and carefully prepared scenery made it possible for
the audience to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of times gone by.

Participants of the event had the opportunity to experience a completely new form of
representation of ancient Christmas Eve rituals using virtual reality technology. Thanks to
special VR goggles, viewers were transported into the world of old holidays, experiencing the
magical Christmas Eve atmosphere of the early 20th century. The Subcarpathian Association
is implementing innovations in Subcarpathian municipalities and combining tradition with
modernity. Why? Among other things, it’s about successfully attracting the interest of the
younger generation. Thanks to innovation, we can not only preserve cultural heritage, but also
make it more dynamic and attuned to the changing world, thus inspiring the next generation to
cherish the heritage of their ancestors.

During the event there were also moments of reflection and reminiscence. Videos with
memories of old Christmas traditions in the Świlcza municipality were presented, which
allowed the audience to travel back in time and understand how customs and traditions related
to Christmas have changed. The recorded memories of the oldest residents of the Świlcza
municipality made it possible to save the cultural heritage, passing it on to the next generation
during the event. Participants also received a publication prepared especially for the occasion,
which includes recipes, old customs of the region and forgotten carols. Inside, we can find
reference to websites via dedicated QR codes.

Named project „Subcarpathian Culture without Barriers” benefits from funding of EUR
313,842.82 received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA and Norway
Grants. The total value of the project with own contribution is PLN 1,685,963.64.

«Feast at the Golesz Castle» is over

An opportunity to take an interactive tour of Golesz Castle, a theatrical performance, a
happening and a performance by the Lemko ethnic group «Ruty Uwite» were the
attractions that awaited the participants of the «Feast at Golesz Castle». The event took
place on January 20, 2024 at the Primary School in Bieździedzha, and was organized by
the Subcarpathian Association for Active Families and the municipality of Kołaczyce.
The main attraction of the event will be the opportunity to take an interactive tour of Golesz
Castle. What will it consist of? The organizers have prepared a special radio play so that
visitors could learn about the history of the monument by walking through its ruins or from
any location.

“Golesz Castle is undoubtedly one of the most interesting attractions of our municipality. It is
associated with many interesting legends, and the entire complex of the Golesz reserve is
extremely charming and attracts tourists. We are pleased that under the project
«Podkarpacka kultura bez barier» we can further promote the value and cultural heritage of
our municipality. Importantly, the local community was involved in the organization of the
event, thanks to which it abounded in attractions referring to the traditions of our region.
«The Feast at Golesz Castle was a feast not only for the body, but also for the spirit» says
Adam Kmiecik, deputy mayor of the Kołaczyce municipality.

The event titled «Feast at Golesz Castle» is the next stage of the «Subcarpathian Culture
without Barriers» project, which aims to support and develop the entrepreneurship of local
artists, artists, cultural heritage institutions and cultural centers from 5 Subcarpathian
municipalities. As part of the project, each municipality has developed a long-term strategy
for audience development and cultural entrepreneurship, which will provide the foundation
for local cultural events.

Named project „Subcarpathian Culture without Barriers” benefits from funding of EUR
313,842.82 received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA and Norway
Grants. The total value of the project with own contribution is PLN 1,685,963.64.

New Dimensions of Culture. Why does the Subcarpathian Association for Active Families introduce cultural innovations in Subcarpathian municipalities?

On July 1, 2023, during the Festival of Cultural Creators in Rzeszow, the project
«Subcarpathian Culture without Barriers» was inaugurated, in which 5 Subcarpathian
municipalities participate. A lot has happened since then. Project teams have participated in a
series of training sessions with cultural experts. In cooperation with the municipalities, social
diagnoses of the residents of the municipalities in terms of access to and demand for culture
were carried out. Social diagnoses of entrepreneurs from each municipality were also
conducted to identify the attitudes of local business toward cultural events.

Since the beginning of the project, the Subcarpathian Association for Active Families has
been creating and publishing a variety of materials related to the cultural heritage of
municipalities, which is extremely important for local communities in building social ties and
preserving traditions.

This is a good time to ask ourselves, what is cultural innovation? It’s not easy to point to one
correct answer, but it’s not just new events or technologies, it’s first and foremost a fresh look
at art and cultural heritage. It’s boldness in experimentation, creating new narratives and
building bridges between tradition and modernity.

Why combine innovation with cultural heritage?

  • Interest of the younger generation – through innovation we can not only preserve
    cultural heritage, but also make it more dynamic and adaptable to the changing world,
    thus inspiring the next generation to cherish the heritage of their ancestors.
  • Social dialogue – innovations create space for creativity and diversity. They inspire
    reflection, develop imagination, and have great potential for building stronger
    intergenerational ties.
  • Development of local communities – cultural innovations not only revitalize public
    space, but also build local identity. Through our initiative, project teams have
    developed strategies for entrepreneurship and audience education, creating a
    sustainable foundation for the social and cultural development of the region’s
    Preserving cultural heritage through innovation and connecting generations is a key step in
    building a lasting bridge between the past and the future.

Named project „Subcarpathian Culture without Barriers” benefits from funding of EUR
313,842.82 received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA and Norway
Grants. The total value of the project with own contribution is PLN 1,685,963.64.

New social campaigns coming soon from Polish-Ukrainian Sisterhood project


Here are social campaigns the participants of Polish-Ukrainian Sisterhood project are working on:

«It’s better to play on one team!» campaign.campaign

During adolescence, young people look for confirmation of their identity. Whether it’s a different look, a different style of dressing, or unique interests – each of us is unique! That’s why acceptance is so important. Unfortunately, 30% of children and youth in Poland fall victim to peer violence. Together we can change this! Let’s counteract bullying and show that acceptance is the key to harmonious peer relationships.

#BetterPlayOnOneTeam #Acceptance

«Don’t be different!» campaign.campaign

Sometimes fate puts us in difficult situations. Lack of a ticket, small money, or other unexpected difficulties – it can happen to any of us. Then we need support and empathy from others. Our animation will show that help is available to everyone, no matter what we look like, where we are from or what makes us different. Don’t be different! Lend a helping hand and make our society more kind.

# Don’tBeIndifferent #Support

«Don’t be like an NPC, complete the mission!» campaign.campaign

In Poland, we increasingly meet people of different nationalities and cultures. Our schools, backyards and workplaces are becoming more and more diverse. Foreign languages ​​​​are increasingly heard on the streets. How do we feel in the new reality? It turns out that not everyone feels comfortable and there are people who are against helping foreigners, which is especially visible on social media. Hate speech accompanies Internet users who do not see the positives that come from the fact that Poland is open to everyone. We show that nowadays it is worth showing humanity and not being like NPCs!

#Don’tBeNPC #Openness

Join our campaign using the campaign hashtags and share your experiences, inspiring stories and activity ideas. Also share your support for others who need it.

Partner project: PSAR

Project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA Funds and Norwegian Funds under the Active Citizens Program – Regional Fund

Strengthening mother-daughter relationships was a priority of a recent social initiative


In the frame of Polish-Ukrainian Sisterhood project, a social initiative was carried out with the facilitaition of PSAR. The aim of the initiative was to create a space for deepening relationships and improving communication between mothers and daughters. During the meeting in the form of workshops, we talked about expectations towards teenagers and mothers, as well as stereotypes that apply to them and ways to oppose discrimination.

Project partner: PSAR

Project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA Funds and Norwegian Funds under the Active Citizens Program – Regional Fund

Stereotypes were the main topic of the 3rd anti-discrimination social initiative.


Stereotypes were the main topic of the 3rd anti-discrimination social initiative.

How do stereotypes arise and what impact do they have on our lives? We may not ask ourselves such questions every day, but stereotypes have a significant impact on our perception of our surroundings.

Do you know what stereotypes, prejudices and superstitions are? How do they arise and how do they influence your life? What stereotypes are typical of your environment and society? Have you ever wondered what stereotypes you live by in life? We answered such questions together during anti-discrimination workshops organized by educators participating in the Polish-Ukrainian sisterhood project.

During our training, in the form of interesting exercises and games, we analyzed concepts such as stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, hatred in social networks. We tried to understand stereotypes, look for our own ways to get rid of our own prejudices, learn to respond safely to these phenomena and show understanding and empathy.

Project partner: PSAR

Project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA Funds and Norwegian Funds under the Active Citizens Program – Regional Fund

Continuation of anti-discrimination social initiatives!


A few words about hate, i.e. anti-discrimination workshops for young people in Rzeszów.

Last week, the second social initiative of educators taking part in the «Polish-Ukrainian sisterhood» project took place. The workshops were organized for students of one of the high schools in Rzeszów and concerned the phenomenon of hate and other negative phenomena in interpersonal relationships.

This is an extremely important topic in the modern world. Hate is not just rude comments or offensive words. Hate can take many forms, including offensive comments, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, degrading or even threatening content. This is a serious social problem that may have far-reaching consequences. Regardless of our beliefs or differences, it is important that we treat each other with respect and empathy.

Educators conducting workshops in the «Polish-Ukrainian sisterhood» project increase the ability to respond to aggressive behavior, harm, and disregard for boundaries. Thanks to this, we teach project participants in a practical way how to solve crisis situations, how to build a dialogue based on democratic values ​​and how to support the most vulnerable groups.

Project partner: PSAR

Project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA Funds and Norwegian Funds under the Active Citizens Program – Regional Fund

Anti-discrimination social initiatives


Anti-discrimination social initiatives in the «Polish-Ukrainian sisterhood» project – it’s time to start!

As part of the «Polish-Ukrainian sisterhood» project, educators who take part in the workshops prepare their own initiatives for local communities on the topic of anti-discrimination. Last Saturday, anti-discrimination workshops were held for women and girls from Ukraine, prepared by 4 educators who take part in the project. The workshops presented, among others: the topic of misogyny and discrimination in folklore.

Thanks to the initiative, workshop participants were able to increase their knowledge and competence in the field of discrimination mechanisms due to cultural differences, and learned how to solve crisis situations in a practical way, build dialogue based on democratic values, and also gained knowledge on how to support the most vulnerable groups.

More initiatives coming soon!

Project partner: PSAR

Project financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA Funds and Norwegian Funds under the Active Citizens Program – Regional Fund

Polish municipalities learn cultural innovation in Oslo


Last week 13-15 October, we hosted 5 municipalities from #Poland in cooperation with our Polish partner Podkarpackie Stowarzyszenie dla Aktywnych Rodzin to share Norwegian culture and cultural innovation practices introduced by local organizations and municipalities.

Municipalities participating in the project:

Gmina Świlcza

Gmina Kołaczyce

Gmina Niwiska

Miasto i Gmina Narol

Gmina Czarna powiat Łańcut

This was an invaluable experience for us and the municipal project teams, which will allow them to increase competencies in the realization of cultural entrepreneurship and public education in regional activities. We thank Kulturetaten team for the inspiring meeting and awesomely curated presentation by

Norsk Folkemuseum . Special thanks to Deichman Bjørvika @The Viking Planet @Oslo kommune

Fundusze Norweskie i EOGMinisterstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego The visit was part of the project called «Subcarpathian Culture without barriers» co-financed by EEA and Norway Grants @

The study visit to Oslo is an important stage of the project. Currently, municipal project teams are learning about innovative cultural ideas that enrich local communities.

The project called «Subcarpathian Culture without barriers» benefits from funding worth EUR 313,842.82 received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA and Norwegian funds. The total value of the project including own contribution is PLN 1,685,963.64.

Polish Ukrainian Sisterhood sommer workshop

3.-9. juli 2023 ble det holdt en pedagogisk sommer camp for 24 unge jenter i prosjektet «Polish- Ukrainian Sisterhood»:

– workshop mot diskriminering

– utvikle sosial kompetanse

– samarbeid og WenDo-trening

– lære å lage sosiale kampanjer

– integrering og moro

Alt dette fulgte oss gjennom hele uken!

Workshopene ble gjennomført av profesjonelle trenere fra Polen og Norge.

Klassene kombinerte teoretiske og praktiske elementer. Deltakerne deltok i diskusjonspaneler og utførte kreative oppgaver. Det er noe som fortjener spesiell omtale, nemlig stemningen på campen, som var fantastisk!

Jentene nærmet seg å få ny kunnskap med stor lidenskap, lære å løse vanskelige sosiale problemer og utarbeide egne sosiale kampanjer. Utenfor vitenskapen? Vi kastet ikke bort et øyeblikk på å integrere oss i en vennlig atmosfære!

Deltakerne deltok i en rekke aktiviteter og underholdning, som sportsspill, filmterapi, svømmebasseng, diskotek, fotosession, grilling.

Prosjekt finansiert av Island, Liechtenstein og Norge fra EØS og norske fond under Active Citizens Programme – Regional Fund

Sjekk ut videoen fra arrangementet selv!

Innkalling til Årsmøte 2023


Årsmøte 2023 vil i år holdes fysisk ved Rådhusgata 20 med mulighet til å delta digitalt via Google Meet.

Tid/dato: Tirsdag 29. august kl 18:00-19:30.
Sted: Norsensus Mediaforum, Rådhusgata 20, 0151 OSLO
Digitalt: https://meet.google.com/eem-tiuv-zbb

Alle som ønsker å komme med forslag til saker som ønskes behandlet i Årsmøtet bes gjøre dette innen 25. august til info@norsensus.no


  • Gjennomgang av aktiviteter gjennomført i 2022-2023
  • Presentasjon av pågående og nye prosjekter
  • Gjennomgang av årsmelding, årsregnskap og økonomien i organisasjonen
  • Valg av nytt styre

Hva skjer på årsmøtet?
Årsmøtet er det høyeste organet vi har, og bestemmer hva Norsensus Mediaforum som barn og ungdom organisasjon skal jobbe med fremover. 

Årsmøtet skal blant annet behandle årsmelding, regnskap, sette kontingenten for neste år og budsjett.
Årsmøtet er også en arena for deg å bli kjent med andre engasjerte mennesker i Norsensus Mediaforum.

Hvem kan delta?
● Alle medlemmer kan delta på årsmøtet. Kun medlemmer som har betalt kontingent for forrige kalenderår har stemmerett.
Dersom du er usikker på om du har betalt din kontingent hos oss kan du kontakte oss på info@norsensus.no

Hvordan melder man seg på?
● Meld deg på ved å sende epost til info@norsensus.no
● Påmeldingsfristen er 25 august 2023.

Vi oppfordrer alle til å delta og bidra med deres tanker og ideer.

Det blir enkel servering av mat og drikke og mulighet til å sosialisere etter møtet.
Vi gleder oss til å se dere!

First trainings of municipality teams as part of the project «Subcarpathian Culture without Barriers»

We just finished the first training of municipality teams, which took place on July 3-4, 2023. Workshops were conducted collectively by Vedat Sevincer, Ilona Dusza-Rzeszowska and Ewelina Jurasz.

The result of the first workshop is specified for each team, an idea for a project product with a one-page justification, which is the base material to work on during the next workshop.

The following municipalities participate in the project:
✅ Czarna
✅ Kołaczyce
✅ Narol
✅ Niwiska
✅ Świlcza

The project named «Subcarpathian Culture without Barriers” benefits from funding of EUR 313,842.82 received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants. The total value of the project with own contribution is PLN 1,685,963.64.

Webinar «Norsk antidiskrimineringspraksis» – juni 2023

Som en del av prosjektet «Polish-Ukrainian Sisterhood» arrangerte vi et unikt webinar «Norsk antidiskrimineringspraksis» med deltagelse av 16 kvinnelige lærere fra Ukraina og Polen sammen med vår partner PSAR.

Verktøy, inspirasjon og motivasjon – det fikk våre deltakere i går under et nettmøte med Vedat Sevincer, fra Norsensus Mediaforum.

Under webinaret kunne vi lytte til foredraget, diskutere det, sammenligne situasjonen i Norge og Polen, utveksle erfaringer og dele historier.

Lærerne skal nå begynne å organisere sosiale tiltak, og erfaringene fra de norske ekspertene vil være svært nyttige for dem.

Prosjektet er finansiert av Island, Liechtenstein og Norge fra EØS- og norske fond under Active Citizens – Regional Fund Programme.

Kick off Platform for development of school volunteering

Platform for development of school volunteering officially kicked off on the 23rd of November 2022, by the partners’ meeting, opening new space for school volunteering development and advocacy.

The purpose of the project is to systematize the long-term practice and efforts of the Local Democracy Agency Sisak and educational institutions in the ​​Sisak-Moslavina County (SMC) for the development of school volunteer clubs through the establishment of the Platform for development of school volunteering, as a place of education, exchange and advocacy towards the decision makers.

Local Democracy Agency Sisak is implementing the project during the 15 months in the Sisak-Moslavina County area, partnering with Vocational School Sisak, Human Right House Zagreb, and Norsensus Mediaforum from Norway. 

The partners gathered at the online meeting where the project manager, Paula Raužan, presented the project itself, project activities, and the role of each partner.

The partners agreed on the first steps towards conducting research on good practices and the needs of educational workers and students for practical teaching of the content of civic education. Research results will be the basis for the initiation and operation of the program of Platform for the Development of School Volunteering.

The project aims to create a precondition for the systematic support to schools in SMC by strengthening their capacities for development and implementation of practical and engaging contents on topics such as active citizenship, social justice and social inclusion.

The platform consists of schools in which volunteer clubs exist and those schools that are interested in developing this type of extracurricular activities. The backbone of the work of school volunteer clubs is collaborative (co-creative) work of teachers and students in detecting the needs and problems of the community, finding the best solutions, and implementing concrete actions.

The volunteer club will be developed at the Vocational School Sisak in which the innovative methods and approaches designed through the Platform will be tested.

Teachers participating in the Platform work will be educated on running the school volunteer’ clubs focusing on the social justice topics and will get to know Norwegian good practice on civic education and volunteering in formal educational system.

The project “Platform for the development of school volunteering” is supported with € 87.870,00 financial support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway within the European Economic Area and Active citizens fund.


The content in tis text is the sole responsibility of the Local Democracy Agency Sisak and does not necessarily reflect the views of the donor countries and the Fund Manager.

Read more about the project

Exchange of experience with Romanian educators about «MEDIA CIVIC ENGAGERS» 

We hosted trainers and experts in the field of media education from Romania in an inspiring exchange of best practices and ideas. 

«MEDIA CIVIC ENGAGERS» was the name of the meeting that spanned several days, during which the we and our local partners shared with the participants from Romania how democracy and civic involvement, mass media and social media, public health and sustainability, are naturally integrated concepts in the process of learning of pupils in compulsory education in Norway. 

The participants first met Norsensus experts for an introduction of the each team and learning about the media literacy, active citizenship and social practices in Norway. Afterward, the participants played an educational Augmented reality scavenger gamed, developed by Norsensus specifically for this visit. The players completed challenges assigned to them while learning about Norwegian civil society, education system and media literacy.

The last day of the exchange, we visited neighboring town, Drammen. One of the meetings in the city was with Professor Heidi Biseth, from the Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science, from the University of South-Eastern Norway.  

With extensive research focusing on democracy, multiculturalism, human rights and social justice in the education sector, from primary school to teacher training, Heidi Bieth is an expert in teaching media education in schools. 

She showed the partners from Romania how the subjects in the school curriculum are thought out in Norway, adapted for a labor market and a life that comes with other challenges than those of the present.

The meeting was one with many ideas to remember and take home. The proof is the diary pages kept by Ioana Avădani, the president of the Center for Independent Journalism (CJI). You can read it from this link.

The intensive visit ended with a lot of inspiration and motivation learning from each other.


The «MEDIA CIVIC ENGAGERS» meeting was organized within the project «I teach media education! – The media education and culture laboratory”, run by the Center for Independent Journalism (CJI), in partnership with Norsensus Mediaforum and the Rădăuțiul Civic Association, with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, a program financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014- 2021. The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the EEA and Norwegian Grants 2014-2021; for more information go to www.eeagrants.org . Information about Active Citizens Fund Romania is available at www.activecitizensfund.ro .

Take Charge of Your Health: The HEALTHY Project Launches!

Funded by NordPlus, the HEALTHY Project is here to empower adult trainers and educators to guide socially vulnerable groups towards a healthier lifestyle, all while developing valuable digital skills!

The pandemic undeniably disrupted our routines, impacting our physical and mental well-being. The HEALTHY Project tackles this head-on by providing an innovative online resource for adult trainers. This comprehensive program consists of three key modules:

  • Physical Activities: Learn effective strategies to promote movement and exercise, fostering a love for an active lifestyle.
  • Healthy Eating: Gain valuable knowledge about balanced nutrition, making healthy choices readily achievable.
  • Mental Health Awareness: Develop skills to address and manage stress, anxiety, and emotional well-being.

The Power of Knowledge Shared

The beauty of the HEALTHY Project lies in its multiplier effect. By equipping adult trainers with the latest information and tools, we enable them to effectively pass this knowledge on to people from socially vulnerable groups. This empowers individuals to adopt healthy habits and improve their overall well-being.

Technology: Your Ally in a Healthier You

The HEALTHY Project embraces the power of modern technology. We’ll be using innovative tools to:

  • Record project activities for future reference and knowledge sharing.
  • Complement learning modules with engaging and interactive elements.
  • Motivate participants with interactive features that keep them engaged in the program.

A Collaborative Journey

Spread over 18 months, the HEALTHY Project fosters collaboration through four partner meetings held in Lithuania, Norway, Iceland, and Denmark. This international exchange allows us to share best practices and ensure the project’s effectiveness across borders.

Empowering Trainers, Transforming Lives

The project’s ultimate goal is to equip adult educators with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Improve their understanding of how to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Harness the power of social media and digital tools to make learning engaging and accessible.
  • Effectively train others to make positive health choices and embrace a more fulfilling life.

Join us on this journey to a healthier future! The HEALTHY Project is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities. Stay tuned for further updates and exciting developments!

Innkalling til Årsmøte 2021


Årsmøte 2021 vil i år holdes fysisk ved Rådhusgata 20 med mulighet til å delta digitalt via Google Meet.

Tid/dato: Onsdag 27. oktober kl 18:00-19:00.
Sted: Norsensus Mediaforum, Rådhusgata 20, 0151 OSLO

Alle som ønsker å komme med forslag til saker som ønskes behandlet i Årsmøtet bes gjøre dette innen 20. oktober til info@norsensus.no


  • Gjennomgang av aktivitetene i 2020-2021
  • Presentasjon av nye prosjekter
  • Gjennomgang av årsregnskap og økonomien i organisasjonen
  • Endringer i «§2 Formål» i vedtekter knyttet til spesifisering og utvidelse av arbeidsområdene til Norsensus Mediaforum

Innkalling til Generalforsamling 2020


Generalforsamling 2020 vil i år holdes digitalt via Google Meet og vil finne sted torsdag 27. august kl 18:00-19:00.

Vi skal i år også velge et nytt styre og alle som ønsker å stille til valg eller foreslå kandidater bes gjøre dette innen 24. august til info@norsensus.no


  • Gjennomgang av aktivitetene i 2019-2020
  • Prensetasjon av nye prosjekter
  • Valg av nytt styre

Безкоштовні освітні онлайн ресурси для навчання в домашніх умовах під час коронавірусу.


Ресурси для особистісного розвитку та самонавчання.

online learning

Future Learn

Короткі онлайн курси. Обирайте сотні онлайн курсів від найтоповіших університетів та спеціалізованих організацій. Ви можете знайти різноманітні курси починаючи від усвідомлення походження COVID-19 і до того, як ми на нього реагуємо.



Вивчайте або удосконалюйте вашу іспанську, французьку, німецьку, італійську, російську, португальську, турецьку, голландську, ірландську, датську, шведську, українську, есперанто, польську, грецьку, угорську, норвезьку, іврит, валлійську, арабську, латину чи англійську. Покращуйте ваш словниковий запас, почніть із головних дієслів, фраз та речень і вивчайте нові слова кожного дня.


Мистецтво щодня

Кожного дня надихайтеся класичними, сучасними та актуальними шедеврами мистецтва та читайте про них історії. Приєднуйтеся до спільноти де є понад 700 000 любителів мистецтва.


Bad News

Сприймайте цю «вакцину від фейкових новин» як захоплюючу гру! У грі Bad News, яка має соціальні наслідки, ви берете на себе роль пропагандиста. Випробуйте свої сили у оманливому онлайн світі та здобудьте владу. Дізнайтеся про різні тактики та методи, які застосовуються для поширення неправдивих повідомлень та дезінформації.



Дізнайтеся про кодування для початківців та просунутих кодерів. Виділяючи лише п’ять хвилин на день, ви пройдете уроки кодування та вивчите основи JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Python та SQL. До того ж ви будете створювати веб-сайти та додатки пишучи реальний код.



Онлайн-курси, які викладають викладачі відомих університетів та компаній.



Безкоштовні онлайн курси від провідних освітніх інституцій.


University of the People

Онлайн університет з відкритим доступом до вищої освіти.


Project Gutenberg

Відвідайте Project Gutenberg, де ви знайдете більш ніж 45 000 безкоштовних книг для дітей та дорослих.


JSTOR resources- Free during COVID-19

JSTOR та наші видавці-учасники надають розширений зміст контенту, який є безкоштовним для наших установ, куди студентів переселили через COVID-19.


Ресурси для вчителів та молодіжних працівників

Adobe  distance-learning resource center  

Чудові плани уроків, проекти та вебінари в одному місці для того, щоб вчителі могли знайти нові способи дистанційного залучення учнів, спілкування з батьками та для власного благополуччя.


Adobe Education exchange

Отримайте миттєвий доступ до безкоштовних курсів, семінарів, навчальних матеріалів та зв’яжіться із спільнотою творчої освіти.


Discovery Education

Безкоштовні освітні ресурси та уроки про віруси та їх спалахи на різних рівнях.



Learning application with large repositories of educational content tailored for different grades and learning levels.



Цифровий навчальний контент, що постачається на онлайн платформу, для навчального та дослідницького досвіду.



Програмне забезпечення для створення уроків з інформативних та інтерактивних видів діяльності.


yourKITE Training Toolkit

Вдосконалюйте свої навички щодо організації семінарів для молоді з питань медіа та комунікацій, візуального спілкування, підприємництва, кар’єрного консультування та волонтерства використовуючи цей посібник для навчання, який Norsensus Mediaforum розробив у рамках проекту KITE.


Storytelling Training Toolkit

Дізнайтеся, як підтримати молодих людей для розвитку конкретних навичок, включаючи комунікативні та цифрові навички, пов’язані із сторітелінгом, адвокацією, комунікаційними стратегіями, кампаніями соціальних медіа тощо. Посібник був розроблений Norsensus Mediaforum в рамках проекту Nordic Impact Young Storytellers.


Skill IT for Youth Training Toolkit

Ось ще один інструмент для вас, молодіжні працівники та педагоги, для розширення ваших компетенцій щодо організації майстер-класів для молоді, з метою розвитку навичок 21 століття. Усі майстер-класи пропонують цифровий підхід на відомі компетенції, такі як творчість та інновації, комунікації, медіаграмотність, командна робота та ін.


Salto Youth

Для отримання додаткових ресурсів щодо професійного розвитку молодіжних працівників та педагогів / вчителів, ми рекомендуємо вам молодіжний ресурсний центр Salto, який сприяє та підтримує молодіжну роботу, пропонуючи тренінги, інструменти та найсучасніші стратегії.


Ресурси для батьків та дітей

Вебсайти та youtube канали, які забезпечують веселими та захоплюючими способами навчання


Різдвяні лекції від королівської академії наукcool

Різдвяні лекції це телепрограми, які є досить захопливі та допомагають розширити кругозір для всіх вікових груп, в особливості дітей та молоді.

Crash Courses cool

Дивовижні курси в одному дивовижному каналі! Ніколь Суїні навчає вас соціології, Керрі Ен Філбін навчає інформатики, Крейг Бензін викладає історію фільмів, а Майк Ругнетта викладає міфологію! Перегляньте плейлисти з минулих курсів фізики, філософії, ігор, економіки, політики, астрономії, анатомії та фізіології, всесвітньої історії, біології, літератури, екології.

National Geographic | Science, Exploration And Adventure


Надихайте людей дбати про планету! National Geographic – це всесвітнє визнання для науки, відкриттів та пригод. Завдяки своїм науковцям, фотографам, журналістам та кінорежисерам світового класу, Nat Geo наближає вас до історій, які мають значення та переходять межу можливого.

TED-Ed cool

Зобов’язання TED-Ed до створення уроків, якими варто ділитися, є розширенням місії TED щодо поширення чудових ідей. У зростаючій бібліотеці анімацій TED-Ed ви знайдете ретельно підібрані навчальні відео, багато з яких представляють співпрацю між талановитими педагогами та аніматорами, визнанимина веб-сайті TED-Ed.

Khan academycool

Інтерактивні практичні проблеми, статті та відео, які допомагають студентам досягти успіху в математиці, біології, хімії, фізиці, історії, економіці, фінансах, граматиці та багатьох інших темах.

Smart Girlscool

Для дітей старшого віку перегляньте канал Smart Girls разом з Емі Полер. У ньому представлені саморобки, які люблять діти, наприклад, газовані бомби для ванни, а також надає доступ до профілів жінок, які надихають, включаючи астронавтів та вчених, не кажучи вже про навчальні посібники та відеоролики, які розроблені для того, щоб надихнути дівчат брати участь у таких соціальних питаннях, як кліматичні зміни.


Хочете зрозуміти науку у власному житті? Ми вам покажемо! Ваша щоденна порція захоплюючої науки!

Apps and useful websites



Cozi – це родинний календар та вебсайт, яким може користуватися вся родина щоб бути організованими. Він включає в собі спільний родинний календар, список необхідних справ, планування Їжі, список покупок і більше того, він може синхронізуватись із пристроєм кожного члена сім’ї таким чином, щоб усі знаходилися на одній сторінці. Навіть якщо ви вже використовуєте Google Календар, щоб бути організованим, Cozi також може синхронізуватися з ним, роблячи його хорошим варіантом для дітей, які ще занадто малі для облікових записів Google.

Chore Pad

Сучасна версія chore chart, Chore Pad дозволяє вам планувати та відстежувати домашні обов’язки, мотивувати дітей до їх виконання. Діти заробляють зірочки за добре виконану роботу і можуть накопичувати їх для нагород. Хоча це не найсуворіший додаток для домашньої школи, він, безумовно, може допомогти вашим будням протікати більш плавно. Цей додаток доступний для iPhone та iPad, а також в Інтернеті. Для користувачів Android Reward My Chore пропонує подібну функціональність.

KAHOOT! для родини та друзів

Закликаємо всіх батьків! Дайте своїм дітям захоплюючі та прості ігри для навчання вдома, доки вони не в школі або використовуйте як додаток до шкільної програми. Зареєструйтесь та отримайте доступ до мільйонів безкоштовних навчальних ігор для всієї родини.

Bedtime Math

Головна мета Bedtime Math полягає в тому, щоб показати математику дітям, як цікаву частину їхнього повсякденного життя, настільки звичну і улюблену, як казка на ніч. Bedtime Math надає безкоштовні додатки, книги та сторінки з різними видами діяльності для друку. Платформа орієнтована на дітей віком від 2 року до початкової школи.


Якщо ви шукаєте кілька додатків для планшета, ми рекомендуємо DuckDuckMoose починаючи від дошкільного віку до дитячого садка. Графіка та інтерфейс є захоплюючими та легкими у доступі для дітей. Від головоломок, карт до веселих музичних програм, де можна вивчити ноти та ритм, діти захоплено ставляться до сайту Академії Хана.

Додаткові ресурси

Free resources and subscriptions for remote learning and home schooling due to coronavirus – QNS.com

By Donna Duarte-Ladd, Olga Uzunova and Katarina Avendaño It’s official, NYC Public Schools are CLOSED until April 20th due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will, of course, be posting and sharing on ways parents can keep their sanity all the while navigating what is new territory for so many of us.

Top 100 Educational YouTube Channels on Learning, Discovery & Educational Videos

Cambridge, Youtube Followers- 2,350,000 . Views Count- 189,092,476 . Video Count – 6,018 Massachusetts, United States About Youtuber The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Distance learning solutions

Below is a list of educational applications and platforms to help parents, teachers, schools and school systems facilitate student learning and provide social caring and interaction during periods of school closure. While these solutions do not carry UNESCO’s explicit endorsement, they tend to have wide reach, a strong user-base and evidence of impact.

101 FUN Things to do in COVID-19 Isolation

If you are like the rest of the world, chances are you community is beginning to limit large group settings and encourage people to limit contact with others. Schools are closing, churches are not holding services, libraries and entertainment venues are closing, even Disney world is closed!

Культурні події під час коронавірусу: віртуальні концерти, музеї та заходи


Цифрові концертні холи

Berliner Philharmoniker

Оперні колективи та оркестри від Берліна і Нью-Йорка до Сеула провели концерт в прямому ефірі.

Деякі також пропонують безкоштовний доступ до цифрових каталогів минулих виступів.

The Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall is now free for everyone.

Цифрова концертна зала Берлінської філармонії тепер безкоштовна для кожного.

Нью-Йоркська Met Opera оголосила про безкоштовні вистави наживо у форматі HD на своєму сайті. The Nightly Met Opera Streams почала транслювати виставу Жоржа Бізе «Кармен» від 16 березня 2010 року.

Деякі артисти дають безкоштовні онлайн-концерти. Поп-співак Джеймс Бланттранслював свій концерт у Гамбурзі, Німеччина, в прямому ефірі в порожній залі для шанувальників усього світу.

Піаніст Ігор Левіт використав Twitter, щоб показати виставу зі своєї берлінської квартири.

Віртуальні музеї

 The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Національний музей природознавства інституту Смітсон пропонує віртуальний тур. Зображення: Смітсонівська установа.

Так як багато музеїв оголошують про тимчасові закриття, цифровий світ пропонує спосіб досліджувати культуру вдома.

Платформа «Мистецтво та культура» Google з 1200 провідними музеями та архівами, щоб показати свої експонати онлайн та запропонувати віртуальні тури згідно з даними WEFORUM.

Серед відомих назв, які входять до платформи це нью-йоркські музеї мистецтв Метрополітен та Гуггенхайм, музей д’Орсе в Парижі, британський художній музей Тейт у Лондоні та музей Ван Гога в Амстердамі.

Деякі музеї також мають власні віртуальні екскурсії, зокрема Лувр у Парижі, Галерея Уффіці у Флоренції, Ватиканський музей у Римі та Смітсонівський національний природничий музей у Вашингтоні.

Інші також діляться зображеннями та інформацією про свої колекції під хештегом Instagram  #MuseumFromHome.

Екскурсії по зоопарках, культурних місцях та просторах

Ви можете знайти понад 30 турів за цим посиланням на різні віртуальні подорожі. Також ви можете взяти короткий тур до американських ферм, які надають віртуальні тури за цим посиланням.

Протягом 24 годин спостерігайте за тим, як актори виступають в Instagram

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Так як ми зараз не можемо разом ходити до театру 24 Hour Play Festival постійно знаходиться в онлайн режимі у соціальних мережах.

The 24 Hour Play Festival популярна подія, яку проводять театральні компанії по всьому світу від Бродвею до напівпрофесійних та студентських груп. Це щось на зразок творчої вправи як для драматургів так і для акторів – виклик, який вимагає написання та показу вистави як у справжньому театрі протягом 24 годин.

Безкоштовні додатки для тренувань та самопочуття, щоб ви залишалися вдома.


Тренувальний клуб Nike

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У додатку фірми Nike є понад 185 безкоштовних тренувань для всіх рівнів. Тренування включають силові вправи, вправи на витривалість, заняття йогою та вправами на розтяжку. Через деякий час регулярного користування, додаток аналізує,
що люблять робити юзери та пропонує рекомендовані тренування на основі їх уподобань.

Більше інформації тут.

Тренування від Adidas Runtastic

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Додаток Adidas пропонує тренування, які тривають від семи до 45 хвилин. Існує понад 180 тренувань з детальною демонстрацією, користувачі можуть приєднатися до будь-якого рівня, щоб отримати додаткові функції.

Більше інформації тут.

Семихвилинне тренування

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Це додаток для фітнесу №1 у 127 країнах, і це, мабуть, тому що 7-хвилинне тренування звучить як мрія більшості людей. Цей додаток наповнений ідеями тренувань, щоб допомогти користувачам в найкоротші терміни прикласти максимум зусиль.

Більше інформації тут.

Щоденна йога

Ви знайдете заняття з йоги від початкового до просунутого рівня, це додаток з йоги для всіх та кожного. Додаток має понад 60 000 відгуків і відданих підписників по всьому світу.

Більше інформації тут.

Simple Habit

Доки ви піклуєтесь про своє тіло, не забудьте подбати і про свій розум. Додаток «Прості звички та медитація» надає безліч коротких вправ з медитації на різні моменти вашого життя від «важкого дня» до «врятуйте наші душі».

Більше інформації тут.

Видібрані якісні новини та коментарі щодо коронавірусу та цифрової грамотності.


The coronavirus is the first true social-media «infodemic»

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Медіаграмотність під час коронавірусу: як перевірити інформацію у мережі Інтернет?


Трихвилинна інтенсивна інструкція

Детальніша інструкція

Адріанна Айворі із політехнічного університету штату Вірджинія пропонує наступні поради стосовно перевірки інформації в режимі онлайн про COVID-19.

Знайте, що багато постів із соціальних медіа про COVID-19 є неправдивими (фейковими). Організації починаючи від Facebook та Google до ЮНІСЕФ тяжко працюють щоб побороти безліч оманливих і неточних історій про вірус COVID-19. Стався скептично до соціальних медіа постів про вірус COVID-19, навіть якщо вони носять поверхневий характер у чартах новин та перевіряй джерела і точність. Якщо ти не впевнений чи можна довіряти цьому джерелу інформації, перевір декілька джерел, щоб зрозуміти чи інформація носить постіний характер.

Перевіряй інформацію та інструкції про COVID-19 щодо офіційних джерел. Неправдива інформація про те, як вберегтися та лікуватися від вірусу COVID-19 також широко розповсюджується у соціальних медіа. Перед тим, як слідувати інструкціям та пропозиціям про COVID-19 які ти прочитав у соціальних медіа, перевір офіційний сайт, наприклад Центр Контролю та Попередження COVID-19 ( the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19) https://www.cdc.gov/

Звертай увагу на інформаційні підсумки у історіях з новин, не лише на окремі коротенькі історії. Цікаві приклади людей і подій які стосуються вірусу COVID-19 можуть бути правдивими, але не типовими. До всього іншого під час перечитування історій про окремих дюдей, звертайте увагу на загальну інформацію з підсумками більшої групи населення (кількість випадків, шкала зростання, госпіталізація за віковою групою) тому що це може бути більш відповідним та уповноваженим.

Шукайте інформацію, яка допоможе вам бути здоровими та підтримувати здоров’я інших, а не інформацію, яка вас лякає. Переважна більшість «вірусних» новин, які ти зустрічаєш у соціальних медіа постах про COVID-19 можуть бути направлені на залякування. Під час усвідомлення всієї серйозності вірусу COVID-19, віддавайте перевагу інформації, яка розповідає про способи запобігання передачі вірусу більше, ніж тій, яка вас просто залякує.

Робіть те, що приносить здоров’я, а не те, що роблять всі. Лише той факт, коли ти спостерігаєш як люди масово накопичують туалетні засоби чи скуповують маски онлайн не означає, що тобі треба робити теж саме. Слідуй краще рекомендаціям з надійних джерел ніж повторюй те, що бачиш від своїх друзів чи від спілкування з рідними оналйн.

Будьте обережними з тими постами, які сфокусовані на політизації навколо вірусу COVID-19. Неправдива інформація стосовно політичних фігур чи організацій стала великою проблемою за останні роки і це є великим питанням з багатьма постами стосовно вірусу COVID-19. Під час перегляду інформації стосовно критики чи коментарів стосовно дій уряду, які стосуються вірусу COVID-19, будьте скептичними стосовно постів, які сфокусовані на політичній інформації та перевіряйте їх відповідно до офіційних джерел.

За більш детальною інформацією стосовно перевірки правдивості фактів, перейдіть за посиланням https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/20980741/fake-news-facebook-twitter-misinformation-lies-fact-check-how-to-internet-guide

Посібник викривальних фактів про коронавірус від Factcheck.org

Фактично перевірка політичних претензій та розвінчання вірусних обманів Factcheck.org знайшла величезну кількість неправдивої інформації стосовно пандемії коронавірусу.

Ось посібник наших викривальних фактів. Натисніть на заголовок, щоб переглянути історії

Полоскання горла водою з сіллю не перешкоджає коронавірусу.
Вірусне зображення, що майорить в Інтернеті є неправдоподібною рекламою для користувачів соціальних медіа в тому, що полоскання горла водою з сіллю чи оцтом перешкоджає коронавірусу. «На сьогодні немає конкретних медичних рекомендацій як запобігти чи лікувати новий коронавірус», згідно Всесвітньої організації охорони здоров»я (ВООЗ).

Інфографіка у Facebook спотворює порівняльні факти щодо вірусів.
Оманливий графік, який поширено у Facebook, помилково дублює новий коронавірус як «найменш смертельний вірус» та містить застарілу інформацію про коронавірус і помилкову інформацію про рейтинги смертності від пандемії грипу H1N1 у 2009 році.

Повідомлення про вірус в соціальних мережах пропонують неправдиві поради щодо коронавірусу
У публікаціях соціальних мереж є хибні та оманливі поради – у більшості випадках помилково посилаючись на Стенфордський університет- про те, як люди можуть моніторити та уникати коронавірусу.

Страхи про коронавірус не знизили продажі пива Корона у Сполучених Штатах.
Компанія Корона звітує, що продажі її пива у США зросли цього року, на противагу повідомленням про вірус у Faceboоk, які стверджують, що продажі різко впали через коронавірус.

На відміну від помилкових публікацій, дезинфікуючий засіб корисний проти коронавірусу.
Скріншоти, які блукають у Facebook неправдиво стверджують, що дезинфікуючі засоби «ніяк не впливають на коронавірус». Центр запобігання та контролю хвороби стверджує, що дезинфікуючі засоби для рук із вмістом спирту в 60% може бути використаний для протидії та запобіганню вірусу.

Усі історії про коронавірус ви можете знайти за посиланням https://www.factcheck.org/issue/coronavirus/.

Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout

Дезінформація про вірус.

Ми опублікували неймовірну кількість статей з недостовірною та навіть небезпечною інформацією, яка блуває в Інтернеті у Facebook та інших соціальних мережах. Деякі з наших найпопулярніших публікацій включають:

Безпідставні теорії змови заявляють, що новий коронавірус був біоінженерним.
Декілька онлайн публікацій неправдиво заявляють, що новий коронавірус містить ВІЛ «вставки» і проявляє ознаки лабораторного походження. Але немає доказів, що новий вірус є винаходом біоінженерії і все сказує на те, що він походить від тварин.

Немає зв’язку між науковцем із Гарварду Чарльзом Лібером та коронавірусом.
Лібер, науковець у сфері нанотехнологій, був звинувачений у обмані стосовно своєї участі у китайській програмі вербування і його приналежності до китайського університету. Його не було звинувачено у шпигунстві та у зв’язку з новим коронавірусом.

Тест на COVID-19 не коштує понад 3 000 доларів
Мем із оманливим твердженням, що «у США правлять більш ніж 3 000 доларів за тест» для пацієнтів, хто потенційно може мати COVID-19 постійно шириться у соціальних мережах. Станом на сьогодні, два ліцензованих агенства, які можуть проводити тести, не виписують рахунки своїм пацієнтам.

Ні Clorox (американський світовий виробник та продавець споживчих та професійних товарів) ні Lysol (американська торгова марка засобів для чищення та дезінфекції) не знали про новий коронавірус.
Численні соціальні медіа публікації неправдиво припускали, що на пляшечках компаній де у списку товарів була назва «Коронавірус людини», йшла мова про новий коронавірус, який спалахнув у Китаї і про нього було зазадалегідь відомо. Насправді не так. Є багато коронавірусів людини і ці продукти були протесовані проти штама, який викликає загальна застуда.

Соціальні медіа публікації поширюють хитру коронавірусну теорію змови
Численні соціальні медіа публікації неправдиво стверджують, що смертельно новий коронавірус був запатентований і вакцина вже доступна. Це – неправда; патенти, на які посилаються публікації, стосуються різних вірусів.

Ви можете знайти наші викривальні претензії стосовно нового коронавірусу та інших тем, є на нашій сторінці у Facebook https://www.factcheck.org/fake-news/. Ми працюємо з Facebook щоб розвінчувати дезінформацію у соціальних медіа. Також, можете побачити наші поради https://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/ на https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkwWcHekMdo.

Ресурси про коронавірус

Всесвітня організація охорони здоров’я
ВООЗ забезпечує поради стосовно міжнародних подорожей, звіти про ситуацію у світі та відповідає на питання.

Коронавірус: 5 шляхів як регулювати твоє сприйняття новин під час кризи


Тисячі працівників в усьому світі зараз працюють дистанційно зі своїх домівок в самоізоляції через COVID-19 через нещодавні подорожі, пов’язані симптоми або вразливість імунної системи.

Але робити це звично перевіряючи новини та дозволяти каналам новин працювати 24/7 може зменшити продуктивність та збільшити рівень стресу і тривожності.

Основоположним елементом медіа грамотності у цифрову еру є досягнення відповідного балансу між сприйманням новин та інших видів діяльності. Навіть до цієї кризи австралійські вчені продемонстрували, що кількість cпоживачів, які уникають новин з 57 % у 2017 році зросла до 62 % у 2019, спричинено відчуттям втоми від новин.

Експерт із самопомочі Рольф Доблі благає не читати новин. Раптово захищаючись від усіх новин, Доблі робить винятки для лонгріду та документалістики.

Теж саме робить філософ Алейн де Боттон у посібнику користувача «Новини», пропонуючи більш позитивні новини та журналістську експертизу глибших проблем, емоцій та естетики життя.

У журналістській освіті є напрямки «журналістики миру» , «усвідомленої журналістики«, «конструктивної журналістики» та «журналістики рішень» , де новини повинні не просто повідомляти про те, що не так, а пропонувати шляхи рішення.

Звичайно, було б неправильно уникати всіх новин протягом пандемії COVID-19 та її непередбачуваних наслідків для економіки та суспільства.

Частіше всього найкращий спосіб обирати «золоту середину», тому ось п’ять порад як можна бути в курсі подій, коли виконано всю роботу і допомогти підтримувати психічне здоров’я.

1. Вимикайте.

Уникайте канали з новинами 24/7, винятком може бути умова, якщо вам це необхідно у справах або якщо інформаціє стосується безпосередньо вас.

Постарайтеся розробити процедуру перевірки головних заголовків новин раз, два чи три рази на день, щоб ви були в курсі найважливіших подій, не потрапляючи у вихор приманки кліків і новин про додаткові зміни кількості випадків коронавірусу чи підйоми та падіння фондових ринків.

2. Занурюйся глибоко.

Шукайте глибокі коментарі до тем, які вас цікавлять найбільше. Статті експертів ( помітка від редактора: як і ті, що в «Conversation!» ) включаючи найважливіші факти, які вам потрібно знати, і, ймовірно, мають конструктивну точку зору, яка представляє розрізний аналіз, шляхи вирішення чи передовий досвід.

По радіо чи телебаченню, знайдіть загальну картину справ, які вам необхідно зробити чи скористайтеся нашою сторінкою із зібраними статтями https://norsensus.no/handpicked-corona-news-digital-wellbeing/ – щоб ви не були стривожені довгими затримками на заправних станціях, автомобільними погонями і плітками про знаменитостей в ранкових та вечірніх новинах.

3. Будь на зв’язку.

Використовуйте соціальні мережі грамотно – для спілкування з родиною та друзями у випадку, якщо ви фізично ізольовані та слідкуйте за авторитетними джерелами якщо щось у новинах безпосереньо впливає на ваше життя, наприклад надзвичайні служби у випадку циклонів, пожеж та повіней.

Але уникайте пропонованих та проспонсованих каналів новин із сумнівною та нефільтрованою інформацією (часто поширена як спам неграмотними соціальними медіа).

Слідкуйте щоб ваші коментарі у соціальних мережах були ввічливими, емпатійними (співчутливими) та тими, які підтримають психічне здоров’я кожного під час кризи.

4. Допитуйтесь.

Задайте головне питання: «Яке найкраще джерело інформації мені безумовно треба знати ?»

Переходьте до первинних джерел по можливості. Підпишіться на офіційні та авторитетні інформаційні канали – наприклад, щоденні звіти Всесвітньої організації охорони здоров’я) стосовно COVID-19 та зведені звіти банку, якому ви довіряєте про акціонерний ринок та економічні показники.

5. Будьте свідомими.

Пам’ятайте про добробут дітей у вас вдома коли обираєте час та новини. Міжнародне дослідження показало, що більш конструктивні новини мають менш негативний вплив на дітей, особливо коли поєднується можливість обговорити їх зміст з однолітками.

Врешті-решт, ви можете використати ці кризи, щоб удосокналити навички своєї медіа грамотності – зробивши паузу, щоб ретельно замислитись про те, які новини справді потрібні в житті вашої родини. Все це може суттєво варіюватися в рамакаї вашої роботи, інтересів та уподобань.

Для багатьох з нас це означатиме більш критичніший погляд на так званні «традиційні важкі новини» – який дасть нам час читати та переглядати матеріал, котрий робить суттєвий внесок в якість нашого власного життя та наші соціальні ролі як свідомих громадян.

Як залишатися результативним під час коронавірусу


Ви можете обрати: залишатися у піжамі до полудня на день чи два, подивитися фільми, закінчити ту книгу, яку швидше хотілось дочитати, приготувати більше їжі ніж будь-коли, наситити себе сенсаційними новинами чи досить суттєво проаналізувати інформацію про коронавірус … або ви можете знайти вихід і почати працювати з дому дуже продуктивно.

Незалежно від того, ви новачок чи ветеран роботи вдома, ось що ми радимо вам зробити, щоб залишатися продуктивними.

Поставтеся серйозно, ніби ваш менеджер чи члени команди знаходяться з вами у вашій вітальні.

Хоча б через те, що ви могли не напружуватися через носіння піжами чи спортивних штанях, це не означає, що ви насправді повинні розслаблятися. Дотримуйтесь розпорядку, який ви мали раніше: прийміть душ і одягайтеся на роботу. Це не означає, що вам потрібно носити краватку, але ви повинні відчувати, що ви підготувалися і готові розпочати роботу!

Організуйте собі робочий простір.

Було б чудово, якби ми всі мали вдома окрему кімнату для роботи, але це не завжди можливо. Однак організуйте зону, яка може морально підготувати вас до режиму роботи, наприклад невелику парту або стіл, який ви можете присвятити взяти собі для роботи у ці дні. В ідеалі для власної гармонії намагайтеся не змішувати простір для релаксу, наприклад, вашу спальню або диван, з робочим простором. Наприклад, якщо ви будете занадто часто працювати на своєму ліжку, це може негативно вплинути на ваш сон.

Повідомте свою родину або людину з якою живете про те, що ви працюєте.

Ваш партнер чи парнерка або ваші діти повинні знати про вашу роботу і поважати її. Вони повинні знати, коли ви вільні чи зайняті. Якщо вам треба буде ділити спільний простір придбайте кілька шумопоглинаючих навушників. Це продемонструє оточуючим те, що вас не варто турбувати і не відволікати на розмови.

Розробіть графік роботи.

Оскільки вам не доведеться їздити туди-сюди до вашого офісу, ваш мозок повинен засвоїти свої нові звички, щоб увійти в робочий режим. Тож, можливо, ви могли б розпочати свою роботу відразу після ранкової кави, а завдання закінчити окремими вправами. Таким чином ви встановлюєте деякі психологічні межі, які дозволяють вам входити та виходити з режиму роботи, а також допомагають легко відволікатися від усіх проблем, пов’язаних із роботою. Однозначно сплануйте перерву для розтягування ніг, розслаблення очей та обід.

Перебувайте у постійному спілкуванні зі своїм керівником та колегами.

Попросіть про щоденний короткий дзвінок до вашого менеджера, щоб розпочати день, скласти плани зі своєю командою та повністю зрозуміти ваші завдання. Також намагайтеся підтримувати той самий рівень спілкування, який ви мали з колегами обмінюючись онлайн розмовами. Це допоможе вам залишатися вмотивованими, робити нагальні справи, уточнювати завдання, але найголовніше це змусить вас відчувати себе постійно на зв’язку і не відчувати самотність.

Не вагайтеся користуватися новими каналами спілкування. Якщодо цього ви використовували лише електронні листи, то зараз саме час спробувати нові додатки та ефективні інструменти , такі як Slack для професійних чатів та організації роботи, Zoom або Google Hangouts для зустрічей, Google Drive та Google Suite для обміну файлами та папками.

Не перенасичуйте себе новинами, особливо в робочий час.

Ми підготували для вас посібник про те, як керувати своїм умінням сприймати новин в умовах кризи. Прочитайте його і тримайтеся подалі від сенсаційних новин. Крім того, що вони будуть постійно переривати ваш робочий процес, вони також змусять вас почувати себе більш тривожними та, ймовірно, ще більш ізольованими.

«Ніколи не прогулуюйтесь наодинці»

Постійно спілкуйтеся зі своїми колегами та друзями. Намагайтеся бути як одна команда, підтримувати звичайний зовнішній вигляд та дружбу іншими способами. Переходьте на віртуальні піци чи коктейлі, грайте в онлайн-ігри або разом переглядайте фільми. Нам неймовірно пощастило, що ми можемо так легко зв’язатися з нашими друзями та колегами! Зателефонуйте їм, напишіть їм … ніколи не прогулюйтесь наодинці!

How to be productive while working from home in corona times


You could choose to stay in your pajamas until noon for a day or two, watch movies, read that book you wanted to finish for a while, cook more meals than ever, or feed yourself with too many breaking news or in-depth analyses on coronavirus… or you can find your way out and start working from home in a very productive manner.

Whether you are a newbie or a work-from-home veteran, here is what we recommend you do to stay productive.

Take it seriously, like your manager or team members would be in your living room 

Just because you could lounge around in your pajamas or sweatpants, it does not mean you actually should. Keep the routine you had before, take a shower and dress for work. It does not mean you need to wear a tie, but you should feel that you got prepared and you are ready to start the work!

Set a separate workspace

It would be great if we all had a separate room at home for work, but it is not always possible. However, set an area that can mentally prepare you for the work mode, such as a small desk or a table you can dedicate for work these days. Ideally, for your own sane, try not to mix the relaxing space, like your bedroom or your sofa, with the workspace. For instance, working from your bed too often will negatively affect your sleep in time.

Inform your family or life partner when you are working

Your spouse or life partner or your kids should learn your work routine and respect it. They should know when you are available and not available to them. If you have to share the same room, make sure you buy some noise-canceling headphones. These will also signal the others that you are not to be disturbed or lured into conversations.

Develop a work routine

As you do not have to travel back and forth to your office, your brain needs to learn your new habits to get in the work mode. So, maybe you could start your work immediately after your morning coffee, and end your tasks with some exercises. In this way, you set some psychological borders that let you get in and out of the work mode, and help you to easily disconnect from all the job-related issues. Definitely, plan some break for stretching legs, relaxing your eyes and having some lunch.

Stay in constant communication with your manager and colleagues

Ask for an every day short call with your manager to kick off the day, make the plans with your team and fully understand your tasks. Also, try to keep the same level of communication you had with your colleagues by moving the conversations online. This will help you to stay motivated, fix the urgent things, clarify tasks, but most importantly it will make you feel connected and never alone.

Don’t hesitate to try out new channels of communication. If you were using so far only emails, now it is the time to try out new apps and productivity tools, such as Slack for professional chats and organizing work, Zoom or Google Hangouts for meetings, Google Drive and Google Suite to share files and folders.

Do not exaggerate with the news consumption especially during work time 

We have prepared for you a guide on how to manage your news consumption in times of crisis. Read it, and stay away from too many breaking news. Not only that they will constantly interrupt your workflow, but they will also make you feel more anxious and probably even more isolated.

“You’ll never walk alone”

Connect with your colleagues and friends constantly. Try to sustain, as a team, a semblance of normalcy and friendship in unconventional ways. Go out for virtual pizzas or cocktails, play online games or watch movies together. We are incredibly lucky to be able to connect so easily with our friends and colleagues! Call them, write them… never walk alone!

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Free online educational resources for learning at home in corona times



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Future Learn

Short online courses. Choose from hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. You can find diverse courses from Understand the emergence of COVID-19 and how we respond to it going forward to Royal Fashion in a fun way.



Learn or improve your Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh, Arabic, Latin or English. Improve your vocabulary, start with basic verbs, phrases, and sentences, and learn new words daily.


Daily Art

Every day get inspired by classic, modern and contemporary art masterpieces and read short stories about them. Join the community of over 700.000 art lovers!


Bad News

Take this “fake news vaccine” packed as an engaging game! In the social impact game Bad News you take on the role of a propagandist. Enter the shadowy world of online deceit and rise to power. Learn about various tactics and methods that are used to spread deceitful messages and disinformation.



Learn coding, for beginners and advanced coders. By setting aside just five minutes per day, you’ll go through the code classes and learn the basics of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Python, and SQL. Along the way, you’ll build websites and apps by writing real code.



Online courses taught by instructors from well-recognized universities and companies.



Free Online courses from leading educational institutions.


University of the People

Online university with open access to higher education.


Project Gutenberg

Visit Project Gutenberg for more than 45,000 free classic books for children and adults.


JSTOR resources- Free during COVID-19

JSTOR and our participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.



Adobe distance-learning resource center

Some great lesson plans, projects, and webinars in one place so teachers can find new ways to engage students remotely, communicate with parents, and look after their own well-being.


Adobe Education exchange

Get instant access to free courses, workshops, teaching materials and connect with the creative education community.


Discovery Education

Free educational resources and lessons about viruses and outbreaks for different grade levels.



Learning application with large repositories of educational content tailored for different grades and learning levels.



Curated and user-created digital learning content delivered on an online platform that enables educational and research experiences.



Software to create lessons with informative and interactive assessment activities.


yourKITE Training Toolkit

Enhance your skills in organizing workshops for young people on media & communication, visual storytelling, entrepreneurship, career counseling, and volunteering by using this Training Toolkit that Norsensus Mediaforum developed within yourKITE project.


Storytelling Training Toolkit

Learn how to support young people to develop specific skills, including communication and digital skills related to storytelling, advocacy, communication strategies, social media campaigns, etc. The toolkit was developed by Norsensus Mediaforum within the Nordic Impact Young Storytellers project.


Skill IT for Youth Training Toolkit

Here is another tool for you – youth workers and educators – to enhance your competences in providing workshops to young people to develop their 21st-century skills. All the workshops propose a digital perspective on well-known competences, such as creativity & innovation, communication, media literacy, teamwork, etc.


Salto Youth

For more resources on professional development for youth workers and educators/teachers, we recommend you Salto Youth Resources Center, which promotes and supports youth work by offering trainings, tools, and state-of-art strategies.



Websites and Youtube channels that provide fun and engaging way of learning


Christmas Lectures by The Royal Institution Sciencecool

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES are engaging and mind-expanding television programmes for all ages but particularly children and young adults.

Crash Coursescool

Awesome courses in one awesome channel! Nicole Sweeney teaches you sociology, Carrie Anne Philbin teaches you computer science, Craig Benzine teaches film history, and Mike Rugnetta is teaching mythology! Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, eco.

National Geographic | Science, Exploration And Adventurecool

Inspiring people to care about the planet! National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what’s possible.


TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website.

Khan academycool

Interactive practice problems, articles, and videos that help students succeed in math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, and many other topics.

Smart Girlscool

For older kids, check out Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls channel. It features the requisite DIYs that kids love, such as how to make fizzing bath bombs, for example, but also provides profiles of inspiring women, including astronauts and scientists, not to mention manners tutorials and videos designed to inspire girls to become involved in social issues such as climate change.


Want to understand the science in your own life? We’ll show you! Your daily dose of fascinating science!

Apps and useful websites



Cozi is a family calendar app and website that the whole family can use to stay organized. It includes a shared family calendar, to do lists, meal planning, shopping lists, and more, and can sync with every family member’s device so everyone is on the same page. Even if you already use Google Calendar to stay organized, Cozi can also sync with it, making it a good option for kids too young for Google accounts.

Chore Pad

The modern day version of a chore chart, Chore Pad lets you assign and track household tasks and motivate kids to complete them. Kids earn stars for a job well done, and can accumulate stars for rewards. While not strictly a homeschool app, the app certainly might help your days run more smoothly. It’s available for iPhone and iPad as well as on the web. For Android users, Reward My Chore offers similar functionality.

KAHOOT! for family and friends

Calling all parents! Give your kids engaging and easy-to-use learning games to study at home while school is out, or as an extra to school curriculum. Sign up and get access to millions of free learning games for the entire family.

Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math’s mission is to introduce math as a fun part of children’s daily routine, as common and beloved as the bedtime story. Bedtime Math provides free apps, books and printable activity pages. The platform is targeted toward children age 2 through elementary school.


If you’re looking for some apps for the tablet, we recommend DuckDuckMoose for the preschool to kindergarten set. Graphics and interface are engaging and easily accessible for children. From puzzles, maps, to fun music apps where you can learn notes and rhythm, kids gravitate enthusiastically to this sister site of Khan Academy.


Free resources and subscriptions for remote learning and home schooling due to coronavirus - QNS.com

By Donna Duarte-Ladd, Olga Uzunova and Katarina Avendaño It's official, NYC Public Schools are CLOSED until April 20th due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will, of course, be posting and sharing on ways parents can keep their sanity all the while navigating what is new territory for so many of us.

Top 100 Educational YouTube Channels on Learning, Discovery & Educational Videos

Cambridge, Youtube Followers- 2,350,000 . Views Count- 189,092,476 . Video Count - 6,018 Massachusetts, United States About Youtuber The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Distance learning solutions

Below is a list of educational applications and platforms to help parents, teachers, schools and school systems facilitate student learning and provide social caring and interaction during periods of school closure. While these solutions do not carry UNESCO's explicit endorsement, they tend to have wide reach, a strong user-base and evidence of impact.

101 FUN Things to do in COVID-19 Isolation

If you are like the rest of the world, chances are you community is beginning to limit large group settings and encourage people to limit contact with others. Schools are closing, churches are not holding services, libraries and entertainment venues are closing, even Disney world is closed!

Culture in the time of corona: Virtual Concerts, Museums and Activities


Digital concert halls

Berliner Philharmoniker

Opera companies and orchestras from Berlin and New York to Seoul have been live-streaming concerts.

Some are also offering free access to digital catalogues of past performances.

The Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall is now free for everyone.

New York’s Met Opera announced it would stream free encores of past performances from its Live in HD series on its website. The Nightly Met Opera Streams kicked off on 16 March with a 2010 performance of Bizet’s Carmen.

Some artists have been giving free online concerts. Pop singer James Blunt went ahead with his concert in Hamburg, Germany, live-streaming his performance in an empty venue to fans around the world.

Pianist Igor Levit used Twitter to give a performance from his Berlin apartment.

Virtual museums

 The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is offering a virtual tour.Image: Smithsonian

With many museums announcing temporary closures, the digital world offers a way to explore culture from home.

Google’s Arts & Culture platform has partnered with 1,200 leading museums and archives to show their exhibits online and offer virtual tours. according to WEFORUM.

Among the big names included on the platform are New York’s MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim; the Musee D’Orsay in Paris; the Tate Modern and the British Museum in London; and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Some museums also have their own virtual tours, including the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Vatican Museum in Rome, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.

Others also share images and information about their collections under the Instagram hashtag #MuseumFromHome.

Field tours to zoos, cultural sites and space

You can find over 30 filed tours in this link to different virtual field tours. Also you can take a short tour to some American farms which are providing virtual tours from this link.

For 24 hours, watch actors perform on Instagram

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We can’t go to the theater together right now, so the 24 Hour Play Festival is going live on social instead.

The 24 Hour Play Festival is a popular event held by theater companies across the world, from Broadway to semi-professional to student-run. It’s something of a creative exercise for both playwrights and actors — a challenge that requires an original piece of theater to be written and performed within a 24-hour time limit.

Free workout and wellbeing apps to keep you fit while staying home


Nike Training Club

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The Nike-branded app has over 185 free workouts for all levels. Workouts include strength, endurance, yoga and mobility training. Over time and regular use, the app it will get to know what users like to do and start offering recommended workouts based on those preferences.

More information here.

Adidas Training by Runtastic

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The Adidas app offers workouts that are anywhere from seven to 45 minutes long. There are more than 180 workouts with detailed demonstrations, and users can join any level of tiered membership for added features.

More information here.

7 Minute Workout

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This is the #1 fitness app in 127 countries, and that’s likely because a 7-minute workout sounds like most people’s dream. This app is filled with workout ideas to help users break the most sweat in the shortest amount of time.

More information here.

Daily Yoga

Guided daily yoga moves from beginner to advanced, it’s a yoga app for everyone. The app has over 60,000 reviews, and devoted followers worldwide.

More information here.

Simple Habit

While you’re taking care of your body, make sure to take care of your mind, too. Simple Habit’s sleep and meditation app provides many short meditations for all different moments in your life, from “Tough Day” to “SOS.”

More information here.

Handpicked quality news and comments on corona and digital wellbeing


The coronavirus is the first true social-media "infodemic"

On January 19-a week before the Lunar New Year-Tommy Tang left Shenzhen with his girlfriend to visit her family in Wuhan for the holiday. They had heard of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19), but as far as they knew, it was localized to a small area.

Do You Get Immunity After Recovering From A Case Of Coronavirus?

It's unclear whether people who recover from COVID-19 will be immune to reinfection from the coronavirus and, if so, how long that immunity will last. "We don't know very much," says Matt Frieman, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure

There is simply no way that our lives will resume as if this had never happened. And so, while it may feel good in the moment, it is foolish to dive into a frenzy of activity or obsess about your scholarly productivity right now. That is denial and delusion. The emotionally and spiritually sane response is to prepare to be forever changed.

Is It OK to Make Coronavirus Memes and Jokes?

A global outbreak that has killed thousands of people doesn't seem like a likely source of humor, but the internet can't stop cracking jokes about coronavirus. Since late last year, when China first alerted the world to the novel coronavirus, jokes, puns, and memes about it have been spreading even faster and wider than the virus itself.

How to survive isolation with your roommates, your partner, your kids - and yourself

By now, we all know that voluntary social distancing is key to mitigating the spread of Covid-19. In the grand scheme of things, lying low for a little while is a small sacrifice to make for the increased safety of all, though it certainly will pose challenges, not least of which being to our relationships.

Don't panic, we'll be fine, scientist tells the world

A Nobel laureate scientist who correctly predicted that China would control the coronavirus far more quickly than original estimates predicted said yesterday that the world was "going to be fine" but "what we need to control is panic".

Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way

Google, Microsoft, Twitter. Hitachi, Apple, Amazon. Chevron, Salesforce, Spotify. From the UK to the US, Japan to South Korea, these are all global companies that have, in the last few days, rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies amid the spread of Covid-19.

How The Novel Coronavirus And The Flu Are Alike ... And Different

The fact that the novel coronavirus appeared in the middle of flu season has prompted inevitable comparisons. Is COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, pretty much similar to the flu or does it pose a far greater threat?

Six coronavirus health myths fact-checked

Coronavirus is emerging in more countries around the world and there's currently no known cure. Unfortunately that hasn't stopped a slew of health advice, ranging from useless but relatively harmless, to downright dangerous. We've been looking at some of the most widespread claims being shared online, and what the science really says.

Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically

A page we will continue to update with ideas for working, at school or at home, with content from The Times and other reliable sources about this global pandemic.

Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you

In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially classified Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as a pandemic. That means the disease no longer constitutes just an outbreak or even an epidemic; the coronavirus has now spread around the world, and will continue to reach into other countries and communities.

What it's like to have a baby during the coronavirus pandemic

Editor's note, March 18: The author, who submitted this story on Monday, delivered a healthy baby boy in Vienna on Tuesday. VIENNA - I'm nearly 40 weeks pregnant and being induced tonight, Monday, five days ahead of my due date. It's not for medical reasons, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Socioeconomic Tsunami': How The World Is Dealing With Pandemic

President Trump says the U.S. has reached an agreement with Canada to limit nonessential travel across their mutual border, as governments and people around the world grapple with the growing novel coronavirus pandemic that has upended daily life and sent shockwaves through the global economy.

Why Covid-19 is worse than the flu, in one chart

A question we keep hearing about the Covid-19 pandemic: Isn't this disease a lot like the flu? A quick unambiguous answer: No, this is not like the seasonal flu. It is worse. Yes, some of the symptoms of Covid-19 resemble flu - especially fever and coughs.

Get your museum fix here: Six Google art discoveries for your coronavirus quarantine

Coronavirus closures may mean months could pass before you can stand in front of a museum masterpiece again. If you have time on your hands and a deep need for cultural sustenance and succor, be it for yourself or your children, it's time to get familiar with a resource so obvious it's not: Google Arts & Culture.

The government might want your phone location data to fight coronavirus. Here's why that could be okay.

Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. The United States government wants tech companies to tell it where you've been as part of its effort to fight the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to the Washington Post.

Media literacy in Coronavirus time: How to fact-check information on the internet?


3 Minute intensive guideline

More detailed guideline

Virginia Tech’s health communications expert Adrienne Ivory offers the following tips for fact checking online information related to COVID-19.

Be aware that a lot of social media posts about the COVID-19 virus are fake. Organizations ranging from Facebook and Google to UNICEF are working hard to combat a flood of misleading and inaccurate stories about the COVID-19 virus. Be skeptical of social media posts about the COVID-19 virus, even those that have the superficial look of news items, and check their sources and accuracy. If you are not sure whether a source of information can be trusted, check multiple news sources to see if the information is consistent across them.

Check information and instructions about the COVID-19 virus against official sources. False information about how to prevent and treat the COVID-19 virus is also appearing wildly in social media posts. Before following suggestions and instructions about the COVID-19 virus that you read on social media, check an official site like the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 site.

Pay attention to summary information in news stories, not just individual anecdotes. Interesting examples of people and events related to the COVID-19 virus may be true, but not typical. In addition to reading stories about individuals, pay attention to general information summarizing more broad populations (numbers of cases, rate of growth, hospitalization rates by age group) because it may be more relevant and representative.

Seek information that helps you be healthy and keep others healthy, not information that scares you. Much of the most “viral” news you encounter in social media posts about COVID-19 may be focused on frightening stories. While you should take the COVID-19 virus seriously, make use of information that tells you ways to prevent transmission rather than stories that only frighten you.

Do things that are healthy, not just things that everyone else is doing. Just because you see other people hoarding toiletries or buying masks online doesn’t mean you need to do the same. Follow recommendations from reliable sources rather than following what you see friends and family talking about doing online.

Be wary of posts that focus on politicization of the COVID-19 virus. False information about political figures and organizations has already been a big problem for years, and it is an issue with posts about the COVID-19 virus. While criticism and commentary regarding government actions related to the COVID-19 virus are acceptable, be skeptical of posts focusing on political information and check them against other sources.

For a more detailed factchecking guideline, follow this link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/20980741/fake-news-facebook-twitter-misinformation-lies-fact-check-how-to-internet-guide

A Guide to Coronavirus Coverage by Factcheck.org

In fact-checking political claims and debunking viral deceptions, Factcheck.org have found a tremendous amount of misinformation on the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s a guide to our coverage of the facts. Click on the headlines for the full stories.

Gargling Water With Salt Won’t ‘Eliminate’ Coronavirus
A viral image circulating online is falsely advising social media users that gargling water with salt or vinegar “eliminates” the coronavirus. There is currently “no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus,” according to the World Health Organization.

Infographic on Facebook Distorts Comparative Facts on Viruses
A misleading chart being spread on Facebook, erroneously dubbing the new coronavirus the “least deadly virus,” contains outdated information about the coronavirus and erroneous information about the death rate of the 2009 pandemic of H1N1.

Viral Social Media Posts Offer False Coronavirus Tips
Posts are circulating false and misleading tips on social media — in some cases wrongly attributed to Stanford University — about how people can monitor and avoid the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Fears Haven’t Sunk Sales of Corona Beer in U.S.
Corona’s parent company reports that its beer sales in the U.S. are up this year, contrary to viral Facebook posts that falsely claim its U.S. sales have dropped because of the new coronavirus.

Contrary to False Posts, Sanitizer Helpful Against Coronavirus
Screenshots circulating on Facebook falsely claim that hand sanitizer will “do nothing for the coronavirus.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand sanitizers with 60% alcohol can be used to help prevent contracting and spreading the virus.

All of our coronavirus stories can be found here.

Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout

Viral Misinformation

We’ve published a significant number of articles on false and even dangerous information that has circulated on Facebook and other social media. Some of our most popular stories include:

Baseless Conspiracy Theories Claim New Coronavirus Was Bioengineered
Several online stories inaccurately claim that the new coronavirus contains HIV “insertions” and shows signs of being created in a lab. But there is no evidence that the new virus was bioengineered, and every indication it came from an animal.

No Link Between Harvard Scientist Charles Lieber and Coronavirus
Lieber, a nanoscientist, was charged for lying about his participation in a Chinese recruitment program and his affiliation with a Chinese university. He is not accused of being a spy and has no connection to the new coronavirus.

COVID-19 Tests Don’t Cost Over $3,000
A meme with the false claim that “[t]he US is charging over $3,000 per test” for patients who may have COVID-19 has been circulating on social media. For now, the two agencies authorized to test for the illness are not billing patients.

No, Clorox and Lysol Didn’t Already ‘Know’ About New Coronavirus
Numerous social media posts falsely suggest that because Clorox and Lysol products list “Human Coronavirus” on their bottles, the new coronavirus driving the outbreak in China was already known. It wasn’t. There are many human coronaviruses, and these products were tested against a strain that causes the common cold.

Social Media Posts Spread Bogus Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
Multiple social media posts falsely claim that the deadly new coronavirus has been patented and a vaccine is already available. That’s not true; the patents the posts refer to pertain to different viruses.

You can find all of our coverage of viral claims on the new coronavirus, and other topics, on our Facebook Initiative page. We work with Facebook to debunk misinformation on social media. Also, see our tips on how to spot false stories.

Coronavirus Resources

World Health Organization 
The WHO provides international travel advice and global situation reports, and answers questions.

Coronavirus: 5 ways to manage your news consumption in times of crisis


Thousands of employees internationally are already working from home in COVID-19 self-isolation because of their recent travel, related symptoms or immune system vulnerability.

But to do so while habitually checking the news on devices – and allowing 24/7 news channels to play non-stop in the background – might erode your productivity and increase stress and anxiety.

A foundational element of media literacy in the digital era is striking an appropriate balance between news consumption and other activities. Even before the current crises, Australian research demonstrated news avoidance had risen among news consumers from 57% in 2017 to 62% in 2019, driven by a sense of news fatigue.

Self-help expert Rolf Dobelli implores us to stop reading the news. While he advocates going cold turkey and abandoning all packaged news consumption, Dobelli makes exceptions for long-form journalism and documentaries.

So too does philosopher Alain de Botton in The News – A User’s Manual, while proposing more positive news and journalism’s examination of life’s deeper issues, emotions and aesthetics.

In journalism education there has been a move towards “peace journalism”, “mindful journalism”, “constructive journalism” and “solutions journalism”, where the news should not merely report what is wrong but suggest ways to fix it.

Of course, it would be a mistake to abstain from all news during the COVID-19 pandemic and its unpredictable economic and social consequences.

Often it is best to navigate a middle path, so here are five suggestions on how you can stay in the loop at home while you get your work done – and help maintain your mental health.

1. Switch off

Avoid the 24/7 news channels and feeds unless it is your business to do so, or unless the information is likely to impact you directly.

Try to develop a routine of checking in on the main headlines once, twice or three times a day so you stay informed about the most important events without being sucked into the vortex of click bait and news of incremental changes in the number of coronavirus cases or the ups and downs of the stock markets.

2. Dive deep

Look for long-form journalism and in-depth commentary on the topics that most interest you. Articles by experts (Editor’s note: like those in The Conversation!) include the most important facts you need to know, and are likely to have a constructive angle presenting incisive analysis and a pathway to a solution or best practice.

On radio and television, look for big picture current affairs or our hand picked article page – so you don’t have to be assaulted by a disturbing litany of petrol station hold-ups, motorway chases and celebrity gossip in the packaged morning and evening news.

3. Connect

Use social media wisely – for communicating with family and friends when you might be physically isolated and by following authoritative sources if something in the news is affecting your life directly, such as emergency services during cyclones, fires and floods.

But avoid the suggested and sponsored news feeds with dubious and unfiltered information (often shared as spam by social media illiterates).

Keep your social media commentary civil, empathetic and supportive – mindful of everyone’s mental health during a crisis.

4. Interrogate

Ask the key question: “What is the best source of the information I absolutely need to know?”

Go to primary sources where possible. Subscribe to official and authoritative information feeds – for example, daily summaries from the World Health Organisation) on COVID-19 and your preferred bank’s summary reports on the sharemarket and economic indicators.

5. Be mindful

Bear in mind the well being of any children in your household with the timing and selection of your hard/live news consumption. International research has shown more constructive news stories have fewer negative mental health impacts on children, particularly when combined with the opportunity to discuss the contents with their peers.

Finally, you might also use these crises to build your own media literacy – by pausing to reflect carefully upon what news you really need in your family’s life. This might vary markedly according to your work, interests and passions.

For many of us it will mean a much more critical diet of what we call “traditional hard news” – allowing us the time to read and view material that better contributes to the quality of our own lives and to our varied roles as informed citizens.

Workshop: Design thinking og historiefortelling i Drammen


Hvordan bruke design thinking til å forbedre din historiefortelling på individuelt og institusjonelt nivå.

Vi inviteterer frivillige organisasjoner, entreprenører, aktivister, frivillige og unge-ledere til et 2-timers workshop der dere kan lære om design thinking prosessen og lære å bruke det til å formidle gode budskap rettet mot ulike målgrupper.

Dato/Tid: 10. oktober, kl 9:00-11:15

Sted: Drammensbiblioteket

Workshopen vil være på engelsk, men vi vil tilby assistanse på norsk for de som skulle trenge det.

Det blir servering av te, kaffe og enkel frokost til deltakerne.

Vennligst se formen nedenfor!

Bli kjent med kursholderen:

Paula Beudean, Norsensus Mediaforum
Paula har mer enn ti-års erfaring med idelle organisasjoner i Europa, Canada og USA. Gjennom ulike stillinger og verv har hun stort expertise innen historiefortelling, design thinking, fundraising, CSR, advocacy, strategisk planlegging og prosjektledelse for idelle organisasjoner.

Workshopen tilbys i samarbeid med Norsensus Mediaforum og Drammensbiblioteket

Tema: Design Thinking and Storytelling

Tid: Torsdag 10. oktober kl 9:00-11:00
Sted: Drammensbiblioteket, Grønland 58, 3045 Drammen

Ved å melde meg på samtykker jeg til at informasjon om mitt navn, organisasjon, stilling/verv deles med medarrangører på arrangementet. All informasjon lagres av Norsensus Mediaforum til oppfølging etter arrangementet og deretter slettes fra våre registre.


Norsensus Heroes & Stories


Vi ser fram til å møte deg på Filmens Hus (Dronningens gate 16, 0152 Oslo), for Norsensus Stories and Heroes event 22 august kl 16:30


Alle sammen, skal vi se gjennom spennende historier vi har skapet sammen til nå, og skal bli inspirert av nye historier og prosjekter mens vi spiser god mat og kobler igjen 🙂


16.30-17.00 – Velkommen, mat & mingling

17.00-18.00 – Norsensus historier som kobler oss

Dagens overraskelse

18.00-18.30 – Fremtide historier med Norsensus heroes & mingling

Oslo Unge Ledere strategisk kommunikasjon verktøy


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ENPower Workshop – learning about employment and entrepreneurial challenges faced by Ukrainian young people


ENpower Workshop goal was to gain understanding of Ukrainian context in regards to youth sector and cross sector cooperation for supporting young people. The information and expertise collected during the one-day event was then used in adapting the ENpower training toolkit, training course and mentorship program to local challenges regarding entrepreneurship education and youth employment.

ENpower workshop was organized in 16-17 June 2018, in Lviv, Ukraine, with relevant stakeholders from private sector, universities, youth and student organizations, and partners’ representatives. The 15 experts supported ENPower partners in understanding challenges that both young people and employers/entrepreneurs face on the labor market and in the opening and running local businesses.

We learned that when they want to open a business, young people from Ukraine face the following challenges:

  • lack of valuable entrepreneurship formal or non-formal educational programs;
  • lack of career counseling in schools;
  • lack of the entrepreneurship initiative and entrepreneurship attitude (low levels of self-awareness, consciousness, autonomy, self-confidence, critical thinking and strategic thinking, creativity, risk taking, decision making were identified by the experts we interacted with);
  • high bureaucracy and taxes for running businesses and unstable political and economic system;
  • financial pressure that makes them to find a job as quickly as possible to support themselves and their families and give up any entrepreneurship initiative they might have;
  • lack of mobility from one region of Ukraine to another, caused by cultural habits;
  • lack of good and healthy business networks.

The participants to the workshop also provided valuable information on the challenges faced by young people when searching for a job or by employers and entrepreneurs when they want to hire young people for the vacant position they have. The ENpower project does not aim and cannot to solve and address all the challenges identified in the Ukrainian context. Most of the challenges are structural, culturally, politically or economically determined. The project, through the training and mentorship programs, aims at addressing challenges related to the young people’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes, but also some of the challenges related to the lack of proper entrepreneurships education programs or career counselling programs. 

ENpower project – Bridges to ENpower. Cross-sectorial initiative to support the young people in their quest for ENtrepreneurship – is co-funded by European Commission, through Erasmus+ Programme (KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices -Capacity Building in the field of Youth), and implemented by Rehionalnyj Blahodijnyj Fond «Rezonans» (Resonance Foundation, Ukraine, lead organization), Fundatia Danis pentru Dezvoltare Manageriala (Fundatia Danis, Romania), Norsensus Mediaforum (Norsensus, Norway) and Fundacja Aktywnych Inicjatyw Rozwoju (FAIR, Poland).

Bridges to ENpower aims to improve the quality of youth work in Ukraine, in the field of entrepreneurship education for young people, and to foster cooperation and exchanges between youth organizations from Ukraine, Poland, Romania and Norway.

Fighting Fake News – The Nordic Way


Kvalitets journalistik, selvsensur og kompetente medieforbrugere er nødvendige ingredienser for demokratiet. Ny rapport fra Nordisk Ministerråd kaster lys på udfordringer og dilemmaer omkring “Fake news” og giver bud på, hvordan medier og journalister håndterer den nye virkelighed.

Fighting Fakes – The Nordic Way” er utviklet av Nordisk Ministerråd og offentliggjort for at vise andre dele av verden, hvor de nordiske udfordringer er og hvordan vi håndterer dem.

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Workshop on visual education, cultural advertising and creative thinking


The National Association of Public Librarians (ANBPR) and Libraries in Romania in cooperation with Norsensus Mediaforum invites you to workshop on visual education, cultural advertising and creative thinking for cultural promoters.

The workshop will take place at Anker Hotel, Oslo on 15th and 16th August.

Day 1 – Tuesday, 15 of August, 2017

10:00 – 10:30 Registration of participants and welcoming networking
10:30 – 11:00 Informal presentations and guests introducing
11:00 – 11:30 Norsensus Mediaforum – Norwegian experience in visual education,
cultural advertising and creative thinking field

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 12:30 – The Alliance for Regional Economic Development – ARED – an Innovative
Approach of Culture through Visual Education & Design Thinking
12:30 – 13:00 Conclusions and Q&A session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00 – 15:30 How we can create attractive and engaging promotional materials for
cultural entities. Advertising, Arts Fusion & Design – Structured interactions between
partners and cultural promoters, based on organizational experiences of participants

Day 2 – Wednesday, 16 of August, 2017

10:00 – 10:30 Free debates and knowledge exchange between cultural promoters, with
the facilitation of the Romanian and Norwegian experts – projections, case studies, best
10:30 – 11:00 Visual education for start-up cultural NGOs – ALMA RO presentation
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Visual and Design Skills – added value for cultural promoters. Successful
examples from Norsensus Mediaforum own portfolio
12:00 – 13:00 Practical demonstrations and collecting feedback, with the facilitation of
the Romanian and Norwegian experts
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and  Networking

Sted: Anker Hotel, Storgata 55, 0182 Oslo
Dato: 15-16 August 2017 kl.10-14

Free registration

Please send us email at info@norsensus.no or fill out the registration form below.

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Nordic Meeting in Oslo for Storytelling and Inclusion


NGO representatives, migration experts, journalists and bloggers from all over the Nordic countries came to Oslo for a three-day storytelling seminar at Literaturehuset 6-8 June 2017.

Story Seekers focused on effective storytelling techniques for inclsuion work and advocacy. The workshop brought together those who are actively working on issues of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants, journalists, and bloggers from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

The participants from Amnesty International Sweden, Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Red Cross, KFUK-KFUM Global, University of Oslo, De Blå Stjerner, Centre for Youth Integrated Development (CYID), Finland-Somalia Association, Performance Collective, Åland Islands Peace Institute, Arctic Media, Stockholm University, Press, Mangfoldhuset and Apv25 exchanged their experiences in the field and explored new tools and techniques from the experts from Norsensus Mediaforum, Pocket Stories, VG, NRK, LO Media, Open Society Foundations and University of Oslo.

In addition to practice orineted workshop sessions led by Paula Beudean, Ingi Mehus, Dick Williams and Vedat Sevincer, Tom Byermoen from VG, Nora Ibrahim from NRK, Øystein Windstad from LO Media and Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk from University of Oslo shared their knowledge and experience on digital storytelling, audience engagement, visual storytelling and media narrative.

Story Seekers Oslo

The goal of the workshop was to enable good practices and experience sharing in Nordic region, increase participants competences in storytelling and organizations’ ability to communicate effectively with the community while enhancing collaboration with journalists and bloggers to increase understanding of media inclusion.
Story Seekers is carried out by Norsensus Mediaforum in collaboration with Pocket Stories and supported by the Open Society Foundation and Unit for Diversity and Integration (EMI).

More info about the seminar and the project:


Story Seekers: Nordisk samling for historiefortelling og migrasjon.


Migrasjonseksperter, journalister og bloggere fra hele Norden kom til Oslo for et tre-dagers historiefortelling seminar i Litteraturhuset 6-8 juni 2017.

Story Seekers fokuserte på historiefortelling som er tilrettelagt for de interesserte i migrasjon, aktivister; ansatte i organisasjoner som jobber for flyktninger, asylsøkere og innvandrere; journalister, og bloggere fra Norge, Sverige, Danmark og Finland.

“Vi trenger nye og gode historiefortellinger og historiefortellere i disse utfordrende tider. I kurset vårt ønsker vi å både inspirere med ekspert historiefortellere og utveksle erfaringer mellom de nordiske landene for å skape et mer inkluderende samfunn”, sier Vedat Sevinçer fra Norsensus Mediaforum.

Tom Byermoen fra VG, Nora Ibrahim fra NRK, Øystein Windstad fra LO Media og Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk fra Universitet i Oslo kom for å dele sine kunnskaper og erfaringer fra feltet.

Vårt mål er å øke deltakerne sine erfaringer innen historiefortelling og organisasjoners sin kapasitet til å kommunisere effektivt med samfunnet, samtidig styrke samarbeidet med journalister og bloggere for å øke forståelsen for inkludering i media.

Story Seekers er arrangert av Norsensus Mediaforum i samarbeid med Pocket Stories og støttet av Open Society Foundation og Enhet for Mangfold og Integrering.

Mer info om seminaret og prosjektet:


Story Seekers Workshop: 6-8 Juni 2017, Oslo

Vi inviterer til en tre-dagers storytelling og media strategi workshop i Oslo med fokus på sosial inkludering og migrasjon.
Denne workshopen er tilrettelagt for aktivister; ansatte fra frivillig organisasjoner som jobber med flyktninger, asylsøkere og innvandrerer; changemakers; journalister, og bloggere fra Norge, Sverige, Danmark og Finland.
Story-Seekers sitt mål er å øke frivillige organisasjoners sin kapasitet til å kommunisere effektivt med samfunnet, samtidig styrke samarbeidet med journalister for å øke forståelsen for immigrasjon og anti-diskriminasjon i media.
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Story Seeker prosjektet dekker workshop kostnader og overnatting (deltakere utenfor Oslo), lunsj og kaffepauser for tre netter. Reisekostnader dekkes av hver deltaker.


Frist for søknad er 24/04/2017 at 23:59 CEST for søker fra Denmark, Finland og Sverige.



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Rewind Radicalisation – Building up Strategies Against Extremism


What do we mean by terms like ‘radicalism’ and ‘extremism’? Is there a difference between ‘good radicalism’ and ‘bad radicalism’? What strategies can we use to counter the threat of rising extremism in local communities, and ensure that our societies remain united? These are the questions that were discussed at the conference Rewind Radicalisation – Building up Strategies Against Extremism.

From 7-12 April, around 80 NGO representatives from all over Europe met at a venue near Prague, CZ to discuss the issue of radicalisation and (violent) extremism in Europe. Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, a European network of antiracist NGOs, the conference provided a platform for activists and civil society representatives to discuss the issues, develop new strategies and projects, and network with other practioners from all over the continent.

“Like every UNITED conference, I’m sure this is going to be a unique event and provide many new insights into the issue of radicalisation and extremism in Europe,” said UNITED programme coordinator Balint Josa.

You can follow proceedings from the conference with live-reporting on the UNITED Conference Facebook page and the UNITED Twitter account. You can tune in to a live stream of the debate Divide to UNITE – Is Europe Radicalising? from 14.30-16.00 CEST, Saturday 8 April (via Facebook).

This conference was prepared by:

* Antikomplex, Czech Republic

* Bulgarian Red Cross – Refugees & Migrant Service

* EFSYN – Efimerida ton Sintakton, Greece

* Human Rights Association, Georgia

* Norsensus Mediaforum, Norway

* UNITED for Intercultural Action

In cooperation with:

* Heinrich Böll Foundation

* Prague Spring II Network

This conference has been made possible with the financial support of:

* The European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe

* The Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Launching RePlan in Norway

This week at the Norsensus Mediaforum headquarters in Oslo, Razvan-Victor Sassu, Adela Fenichiu, Eliza Vas and Daniela Sima from the Young Initiative Association (AYI) visited from Bucharest, Romania. This is their second visit to Norway related to the projects done in cooperation with Norsensus.

Last year, they visited Norway as a part of the NGO capacity building project Communication for Sustainability, which was funded by EEA & Norway Grants. This year, another EEA & Norway Grants funded project, NGO Innovation Romania – Norway, was the reason behind their visit. The project that involved creating a strategic planning game called RePlan was in its final stages and ready to be presented to NGOs in Norway. As their partners in Norway, Norsensus Mediaforum helped them further develop the Norwegian language version of the game and plan activities and the promotion of the project in Norway.

RePlan is a tool for NGOs that are in the process of creating or improving their current strategic plan. The game challenges players to consider their morals and whether they are in line with those of the NGO, it encourages players to acknowledge their NGO’s weaknesses and to work together to come up with alternative solutions if their current plan were to fail.

A workshop about the game and opportunities to collaborate with NGOs in Romania was held at Deichmanske Public Library for representatives of various NGOs in Norway.
The participants got to network and learn from each other by engaging in activities where they were encouraged to share their successes and challenges related to their respective NGOs.

The game, which can take many hours to play in full, was thoroughly explained and demonstrated. Participants had the chance to play certain stages of the game and received a free copy of the game at the end.

The last days of their visit were spent visiting the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, KFUK-KFUM and LNU in order to promote RePlan and learn more about how NGOs play a role in Norwegian society. 

At the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, project manager Csilla Czimbalmos was excited to see the result of a project in which they were indirectly involved. She saw the potential that the game has to help NGOs make the planning process easier and more engaging.The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is responsible for distributing EEA & Norway Grants to further the development of civil society in foreign countries, including Romania.

At KFUK-KFUM Global, the members of the Young Initiative Association were able to present RePlan as well as their experiences as a YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) branch, which is something that both organizations have in common. KFUK-KFUM plans on using the game to give their new volunteers and employees a better understanding of what they stand for.

At LNU (The Norwegian Children and Youth Council), Fredrik Vaaheim gave the AYI representatives an introduction on how the NGO sector works in Norway and what role it plays in society.

RePlan is currently available in English, Romanian and Norwegian. Both a physical copy and an online download of the Norwegian version will soon be available for order on the Norsensus website.

Google Introduces Perspective against Internet Trolls and Hateful Comments


Last week, Google announced the launch of Perspective, an API that helps online platforms and publishers host more civil conversations and keep away hateful trolls.

Many readers and publishers share the ideal of the internet as a global forum for comment, debate and exchange of ideas. But in practice, maintaining this ideal has not always been easy. The daunting task of sifting through and moderating thousands of reader comments has driven platforms to turn off comment rights, and users to be wary of expressing themselves or engaging with contentious opinions. For publishers, this can result in less engaged readers and a diminished sense of reader community. It’s a serious business challenge.

It’s also a technological challenge that Google has decided to tackle. Thanks to advancements in machine learning, Google has been able to build models that can analyze text and score it based on historic data and its perceived impact on conversation. The API Google has released will give access to these models, starting with a “toxicity” score (i.e. whether a comment could be perceived as “toxic” to a discussion).

Publishers can then use this score to give realtime feedback to commenters, help moderators do their job, or allow readers to easily find relevant information. Our hope is that Perspective will become a key part of publishers’ ability to analyze comment language at scale, and thus facilitate an open and constructive commenting community.

Google started with a handful of experimental partnerships (The New York Times, Wikipedia, The Guardian and The Economist) to explore how our API could be helpful. Today Google want to give all DNI members privileged access, so that they can experiment and build their own tools. Google’re dedicating a development team to the project, who will provide technical support and ansGoogler questions that might arise. The API is initially only available in English, but Google will be expanding to other languages – and would value publishers help to do so.


How it works

Perspective reviews comments and scores them based on how similar they are to comments people said were “toxic” or likely to make someone leave a conversation. To learn how to spot potentially toxic language, Perspective examined hundreds of thousands of comments that had been labeled by human reviewers. Each time Perspective finds new examples of potentially toxic comments, or is provided with corrections from users, it can get better at scoring future comments.

Publishers can choose what they want to do with the information they get from Perspective. For example, a publisher could flag comments for its own moderators to review and decide whether to include them in a conversation. Or a publisher could provide tools to help their community understand the impact of what they are writing—by, for example, letting the commenter see the potential toxicity of their comment as they write it. Publishers could even just allow readers to sort comments by toxicity themselves, making it easier to find great discussions hidden under toxic ones.

Source: Google

How to Fight against Backfire Effect?


Nowadays, there is so much misinformation that we feel down sometimes in our struggle against ingnorance and changing people’s thoughts. How about I say it is a futile struggle to try to convince people about their failures and skewed opinions. This bold statement is based on a what is commonly known as «backfire effect». Then you may ask:

If there is any hope to ever reach people who refuse to accept facts – is there any chance to change people’s minds with evidence, reason, or scientific consensus?

In this engaging podcast, David McRaney tries to find answer to them by talking to some experts. Yes how do we fight againt backfire effect and change people’s minds? Enjoy it

Nordisk evalueringsseminar en suksess


Nesten 100 deltakere bidro til å gjøre evalueringsseminaret 2017 den 16.-18. januar til en svært positiv opplevelse. Variasjonen i programmet var stort, og engasjementet hos de frammøtte enda større.

Deltakerne fikk i løpet av to fullspekkede dager mange muligheter til å dele av sine tilbakemeldinger, erfaringer, tanker og ideer til Aktiv Ungdom. Alle prosjekttyper ble vurdert, og mangfoldet i tilbakemeldingene var stort.

– Det er utrolig viktig for oss å få tilbakemeldinger fra brukerne våre, sier leder i Aktiv Ungdom, Erik Langbråten.

– Vi er her for brukerne våre, og få en slik anledning til å få del i dere virkelighet er veldig viktig for hvordan vi vil utvikle oss videre.

Deltakere fra var fra alle de nordiske landene, og seminaret hadde også fått besøk av to observatører fra Spania. En stor del av evalueringen foregikk i grupper fordelt på prosjekttype, og ulike interaktive metoder ble brukt i de ulike gruppene. Det var også tilbud om kortere workshop om youthpass, kvalitet i ungdomsutvekslinger, Mobility tool og inkludering og mangfold i ungdomsprosjekter. I tillegg ble det holdt en svært kreativ og underholdende workshop i animasjon, som resulterte i flere animasjonsvideoer som skal promotere Aktiv Ungdoms arbeid!

Nordic Evaluation Seminar Brought 100 Nordic Participants Together in Oslo



Nearly 100 NGO and public sector representatives working with youth in Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Denmark participated in the evaluation seminar in Oslo on the 16th-18th January. 

The participants got chance to share their feedback, experiences, thoughts and ideas om Erasmus+ program and youth works they carry out in their respective countries.

– It is incredibly important for us to get feedback from our beneficiaries, says the head of Norwegian national agency Aktiv Ungdom, Erik Langbråten.

In addition to the participants from all the Nordic countries, there were observers from Spain. A large part of the evaluation was carried out in groups according to the project types, and various interactive methods were used in various groups. It was also offered shorter workshop on youth pass, quality in youth exchanges, mobility tool and inclusion and diversity in youth projects. In addition, there was a very creative and entertaining workshops on stop-motion animation.

Norsensus Mediaforum was represented in the seminar by two participants and we got chance to share our experiences and good examples from our youth projects, Your Kite and Story Down Walls.

Microsoft Sponser Norsensus Mediaforum med Microsoft Azure

Microsoft er med å støtte Norsensus Mediaforum ved å tilby en sponset Microsoft Azure konto til en verdi av 5000 USD per år.

Microsoft Azure er en cloud computing-plattform og infrastruktur for web og mobil applikasjoner, nettverk, lagring og mer skapt av Microsoft. Vi takker Microsoft for deres generøse støtte som vil hjelpe oss til å utvikle spennende løsninger for samfunnet, oppnå mer innsikt, effektivitet og ha større påvirkning.

Microsoft tilbyr donerte og rabatterte produkter til kvalifiserte ideelle organisasjoner verden rundt. Disse programmene omfatter sky-tjenester, programvare og volumrabatter. Lokale Microsoft Philanthropies kontorer arrangerer også regelmessig opplæringsaktiviteter for å hjelpe ideelle organisasjoner med å ta i bruk teknologi på en bedre måte og lære hvordan teknologi kan forbedre effektiviteten i arbeidet de gjør i deres organisasjoner.

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Microsoft Provides Sponsored Microsoft Azure Service to Norsensus Mediaforum


Microsoft grants to Norsensus Mediaforum a sponsored Microsoft Azure account worth of $5000 per year. Microsoft Azure is an integrated suite of cloud services- computing, web and mobile apps, networking, storage, and more. We thank Microsoft for their generous support helping us to develop exciting solutions for the society, achieve more insight, more efficiency and more impact.

Microsoft offers donated and discounted products to eligible nonprofit organizations all over the world. These programs include Cloud Services, Software, and Volume Discounts. Local Microsoft Philanthropies offices also regularly hold training events to help nonprofits better use technology and learn how technology can improve the impact of their organizations.

About Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—  created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.
It provides SaaS, PaaS and IaaS services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Azure was announced in October 2008 and released on 1 February 2010 as Windows Azure, before being renamed to Microsoft Azure on 25 March 2014.

Unfolding the Power of Visual Storytelling in Greece


Facilitated by Norsensus Mediaforum, a two day visual storytelling workshop brought 40 NGO representatives in Greece capital, Athens. The participants explored the power of visual storytelling in civil society on 12 and 13th December. Practically they learned essential skills for visualization and producing visual content for different purposes.

In the first day of the workshop, the participants learned about the structure of storytelling and elements of a good visual story as well as storyboarding and planning. The second day was  devoted to learning new tools of visual storytelling such as stop-motion animation, augmented reality and interactive video creation.

The arrangement was an exciting outcome of the partnership among Norsensus Mediaforum, SciFY, Bodossaki Foundation – Ίδρυμα Μποδοσάκη, We are all Citizens and EEA and Norway Grants

The event was organised by SciFY with the support of the Bodossaki Foundation and financed under the EEA Grants Programme in Greece «We are all Citizens».

Mastering storytelling for promoting better our cause


Youth workers from 9 countries were initiated in connecting the art of storytelling with organizational development, together with other youth workers from nine European countries, within Story-down walls! training course, supported by the Erasmus+ Programme.

The training course, organized by Norsensus Mediaforum from Norway and Fundatia Danis from Romania, took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, at the end of November 2016. The event brought together youth workers from Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey.

The catalyst for offering this workshop was to explore storytelling as a way of organizational and personal development.

«In a time of chaos of information, we need good story-tellers in civil society for reaching the heart of the people and sustainable organizational development. Well curated stories have a key role here. We witness many disturbing stories that are shaping our life and worldviews and there is a big need to tell new stories on youth workers’ side. This workshop idea has been initiated with these thoughts”, said one of the main trainers of the workshop, Vedat Sevincer (Norsensus Mediaforum, Norway).

During the six-day training course, the youth workers experienced in various forms the storytelling mind-set, and developed skills and knowledge related to story thinking, story structure, and storytelling techniques. Moreover, they learned to connect their personal stories to the organization’s stories and to their clients’ stories. And, for making their organizations more sustainable, the youth workers tried out various storytelling techniques for advocacy and fundraising activities. Finally, the participants made the plan on how they will use the storytelling in the future, for themselves and for their organizations.


“I am working with thousands of teachers and children, and each one of them is a story meant to be heard. It is a story about how education can change Romania in a country you want to live in, it is a story about how each citizen should fight for the common good. This training helped me a lot in how to tell the stories of these amazing heroes that I work with every day”, Lidia, one of the participants, sharing what the training will help her at work.

“I want to write again. My life is a hero’s journey with a petal structure and a fight between hope and reality. And I am still here. I’m alive and I want to share with the world what I think or what I feel”, Rosa, one of the youth workers, sharing her thoughts on what the training week meant to her.

Find out more about the training and the work done by the youth workers on the training blog:


Also, check the photos from the training here:


Story-down walls! Sustainable and Innovative Storytelling Strategies Training Course

Rounding up support from Norwegian National Agency, Aktiv Ungdom, the project was carried out in the frame of Erasmus+ KA1 program. The training aimed at professionalizing youth workers in developing long-term storytelling strategies for their organizations, in order to reach community and financial sustainability.

The coordinating organization of the workshop was Norsensus Mediaforum from Norway and the partner organizations as following:

  • Fundatia Danis pentru Dezvoltare Manageriala (Romania)
  • Volunteer Development Foundation (Poland)
  • Fundacion Universitaria San Antonio (Spain)
  • Youth Art Research and Training Association (Turkey)
  • Programma Integra (Italy)
  • Asociacija Apkabink Europa (Lithuania)
  • The Change Is in You (Bulgaria)
  • Center for Education and Development (Macedonia)

The main trainers of the workshop were Vedat Sevincer from Norsensus Mediaforum, Norway, and Paula Beudean from Fundatia Danis, Romania. The co-trainers were: Urszula Puchalska (Volunteer Development Foundation, Poland) and Abdurrahim Gunaydin (Norsensus Mediaforum, Norway).


Young Trainers from Norway, Poland and Romania Met in Transylvania


In the frame of YourKITE Erasmus+ project, 18 young trainers from Norway, Poland and Romania met in Ighiu, Romania for a one week workshop. The participants between 18 to 25 learned developing workshops for youth, on media and communication, entrepreneurship, volunteering, and labour market, during the training.

The Norwegian and Polish team first met in Budapest and took a long bus ride together to Cluj-Napoca, where they met the Romanian participants. Thereafter, all arrived in the training venue, which is located in historic small village near Alba.

The first day of the training started with the integration and training methodology. In the following day the participants continued to explore the methodological elements of conducting a successful workshop for young audiance with facilaition of Urszula Puchalska.

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In the afternoon, Abdurrahim Gunaydin and Vedat Sevincer introduced visual communication and media session, where the participants learned about visual design, stop-motion animation as a tool of communication and developing media strategy.

The evening of the day was sealed with a colorful cultural evening where the representatives shared traditions, foods and culture of their respective countries.

The next day was devoted to entrepreneurship and volunteering. Paula Beudean showed the essentials of entreprenurship with some engaging activities, while Urszula Puchalska conducted an interactive session about volunteering. As a part of integration and knowing the local culture closer, the participants in group got chance to visit in the afternoon Alba, the largest citadel of Romania, and the former capital of Transylvania.

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Mariusz Boguszewski led the following day’s workshop on labor market, where he provided practical information about career planning.

As the young participants were introduced to the essential of the main topics of the training, the rest of program was devoted to practicing what they learned and tryin out the high volume toolkit prepared by the porject partners, Norsensus Mediaforum, Fundatia Danis, FRSI and FRW. They, in pair, prepared and conducted sample workshops making use of the ready made scenarios in the toolkit and the knowledge they gained during the first part of the training.

While they applied the workshop scenarios with the rest of the group, they got feedback about their performance in the light of the training methodology.

The program ended with a comprehensive evaluation of the whole training and reflection on the future implications for the participants.

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The training was held from September 11-17, 2016 to provide basic training skills, and practical knowledge on entrepreneurship, volunteering, career counselling, and media and communication, as a part of Erasmus+ Aktiv Ungdom supported Your Kite project.

The participants are to deliver in their community three workshops about the topics they learned to youth between 14-17 years old. They will use YourKite toolkit as a guideline in their workshops.
The workshops will be 1.5 hour each; delivered in pairs, in their own language, in October-November 2016.

Instagram Takes Storytelling More Seriously


Instagram’s new Snapchat-like feature lets you create photo stories that expire after a day.

As storytelling tools are unfolding the possibilities of exploring new exciting stories around us, Instagram gears up in this field by adding a new feature called Stories. Instead of posting carefully-chosen photos, Stories lets you post a bunch of photos throughout the day. And at the end of that day, those photos disappear.
It works exactly like Snapchat Stories, allowing you to post 24-hour ephemeral photo and video slideshows that disappear. But because Instagram Stories appear at the top of the old feed, your followers will inevitably see them without you needing to build a new audience in a different app.
Instagram Stories is now globally available for iOS and Android over the next few weeks.

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom admits that Instagram Stories looks after Snapchat Stories but insists that “This isn’t about who invented something. This is about a format, and how you take it to a network and put your own spin on it.”, according to Techcrunch.


Bilateral Event in Croatia for Sharing Perspectives towards Cooperation


Norsensus Mediaforum shared ideas on civil society cooperation between Norway and Croatia at the bilateral meeting on 13th and 14th of June at the IMPACT – European Centre for Cross-Sector Partnership in Zadar, “Different perspectives towards cooperation”.

The program was organzied by The National Foundation for Civil Society Development acting as the operator of NGO Fund in Croatia in the context of the EEA and Norway grants.
At the beginning of the program, an exhibition of project results in the country was displayed. Project promoters gathered in order to showcase the results of the projects that had been run under the Croatian NGO Programme. The exhibition was followed by a session of presentations and discussions on connections and networking as tools for bilateral partnerships and the current state of civil society in Croatia. The session was attended by HE Astrid Versta, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Croatia who held the opening speech. Prsentations were made by Cvjetana Plavša-Matic and Goran Momcilovic from the National Foundation, Enver Đuliman from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and Antilla Paivi from the Financial Mechanism Office.

Croatian NGOs showcased their works which was supproted by EEA Norway grants.

The second day of the conference was reserved for group work, where representatives of organizations from Norway, Slovenia and Hungary worked together with the representatives of Croatian associations discussing the methods and strategies of cooperation with partners from donor countries. The Norwegian delegation included Voksenopplæringsforbundet, Norsensus Mediaforum, Change the World, Red Cross Norway and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.


Read more at NGO Norway

Stopp hatprat med graffiti i Bulgaria


Norsensus Mediaforum deltok i prosjektet “Stop Hating Start LOVEing”, som fremmer No Hate Speech Movement og bekjempelse av hatefulle ytringer på en ikke-voldelig måte, med graffiti. Prosjektet ble organisert av bulgarske partnere – Alternativi International i Bansko, Bulgaria 20-27.mai som en del av Erasmus + KA1.

I løpet av denne uken har 30 deltakere fra Estland, Bulgaria, Ungarn, Portugal, Makedonia og Norge lært mer om hatprat sine årsaker og konsekvenser, ved å dele erfaringer og kunnskap fra ulike økonomiske og geografiske bakgrunn. De har også diskutert om hvordan man kan bekjempe hatefulle ytringer på en ikke-voldelig måte – gjennom graffiti – og har delt informasjon om dagens situasjon med hatprat i sine land, også eksisterende gode eksempler på å bekjempe den.

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I løpet av prosjektet organiserte deltakerne en offentlig aksjon i byen Razlog, 5 km fra Bansko, og skapte graffiti for å vise hvordan hatefulle ytringer kan bli bekjempet på en visuell og fredelig måte.



Norsensus Mediaforum ble en offisiell norsk partner av No Hate Speech Movement Online i august 2014. Denne kampanjens verdier er nært knyttet til misjon av Norsensus, som er å hjelpe utviklingen av mediebruk og kunnskap i samfunnet – en viktig ingrediens for å kjempe mot hatefulle ytringer og diskriminering.

Siden da har Norsensus Mediaforum jobbet med No Hate Speech Movement i Romania som partner i prosjektet «Digital Literacy for High School Students to Fight Hate Speech and Discrimination in the Media», drevet av Senter for uavhengig journalistikk (CIJ).

Promoting Recognition of Non Formal Education and Building Strategic Partnerships in Portugal


Norsensus Mediaforum took part in one-week training course devoted to forming strategic partnerships and developing projects within Erasmus+ KA2. From May, 10 – 16th the training course for youth workers, leaders and project managers was held on Madeira island of Portugal in the framework of N.I.C.E. – New Intervention with Creative Education, a contribution training scheme to support Erasmus+ Youth in order to empower young people. The course was organized by Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action with the help of facilitators Carlos de Sousa Santos and Maya Doneva.

Norsensus Mediaforum is currently involved in Erasmus+ KA2 project – Your KITE Media & Entrepreneurship project. It is a strategic partnership with two NGOs in Poland and one in Romania, aiming to develop digital media and communication skills of young people, promote volunteering and professional orientation, as well as to develop entrepreneurship knowledge of youth in order to ease them the access to the labor market and to reduce unemployment among young people.

30 participants from Madeira, mainland Portugal, Italia, Spain, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Norway were involved in the training course to build strategic partnerships with the help of non formal education. They explored different project management instruments and designed their own, discussed the challenges of intellectual outputs and qualitative and quantitative indicators for project activities. The program of the training was directed to facilitating the process of writing and getting approved the projects in the framework of Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices.

The training was also focusing on social innovation. On one of the days the participants visited 3 examples of implemented social innovations in Funchal, the capital of Madeira: protesting robot and emergency radio, being developed at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (MITI), social centre for youth and elder people and the project The Art of Open Doors, which renovated one of the oldest and criminal streets in Funchal.

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By the end of the training course Norsensus Mediaforum made agreements on developing several projects in the sphere of media literacy with partner countries in Europe.

Norsensus Mediaforum fremmer anerkjennelsen av ikke-formell utdanning og bygger strategiske partnerskap i Portugal

Norsensus Mediaforum deltok i en ukes kurs med fokus på å etablere strategiske partnerskap og utvikle prosjekter innenfor Erasmus + KA2. Fra 10.-16.mai ble kurset for ungdomsarbeidere, ledere og prosjektledere holdt på Madeira i Portugal. Det var en del av N.I.C.E. – New Intervention with Creative Education, et bidrag trening ordning for å støtte Erasmus + Youth for å myndiggjøre de unge. Kurset ble arrangert av portugisisk nasjonale byrå for Erasmus + Aktiv Ungdom ved hjelp av tilretteleggere Carlos de Sousa Santos og Maya Doneva.

Norsensus Mediaforum er for tiden involvert i Erasmus + KA2 prosjekt – Your KITE Media og entreprenørskap prosjekt. Det er et strategisk partnerskap med to ideelle organisasjoner i Polen og en i Romania, med formål å utvikle digitale medier og kommunikasjonsevner av unge mennesker, fremme frivillig arbeid og faglig orientering, samt å utvikle kunnskap i entreprenørskap for ungdom å lette tilgang for dem til arbeidsmarkedet og å redusere arbeidsledigheten blant ungdom.


Det var 30 deltakere fra Madeira, fastlands-Portugal, Italia, Spania, Litauen, Slovakia, Bulgaria og Norge som var engasjert i kurset for å bygge strategiske partnerskap ved hjelp av ikke-formell utdanning. De utforsket forskjellige instrumenter for prosjektledelse og laget sine egne, diskuterte utfordringer av intellektuelle produkter og kvalitative og kvantitative indikatorer for prosjektaktiviteter. Programmet hadde som mål å forenkle prosessen av prosjektskriving og å hjelpe få godkjent prosjektene innenfor Erasmus + Key Action 2 – samarbeid for innovasjon og utveksling av god praksis.
Treningen fokuserte også på sosial innovasjon. På en av dagene besøkte deltakerne 3 eksempler på sosial innovasjon i Funchal: utvikling av protest-robot på Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (MITI), sosial senter for ungdom og eldre mennesker og prosjektet The Art of Open Doors, som renoverte en av de eldste og kriminelle gatene i Funchal.

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På slutten av kurset fikk Norsensus Mediaforum noen avtaler om å utvikle flere prosjekter i media med partnere i Europa.

Final International Conference on Advocacy against Domestic Violence in Bulgaria


On 14 and 15 May the final conference was held in Bulgarian town, Panagyurishte in the frame of «Break the silence project- a campaign for awareness, prevention and protection against domestic violence and violence based on gender». The mayor of the municipality of Panagyurishte Nicola Belishki, commissioner Blaga Kraycheva, head of regional directorate of interior in Pazardzhik, Petko Shotlekov, Chair of District Court Panagyurishte, Snezhana Stoyanova and representatives and students from the cities which involved in the campaign.

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-We hold this conference in this city for two reasons. The municipality and project coordinator in the city Sylvia Bobekova contributed alot to the project. There were a lot of activities related to our porject in public, media and at schools. Moreover Panagyurishte is a city with rich history and culture, said Valentin Lazarov, president of the National Association of Municipal Clerks in Bulgaria and project manager.

«I am happy with the presence of young people in the hall, because we have to work together against the problem of domestic violence, starting from the family. Silence really should be broken, we can achieve good results. Panagyurishte municipality is actively involved in this process and will continue to do so in the future, «said Mayor Nicholas Belishki.

He also thanked Norsensus Mediaofrum representatives in the hall for allocating resources and time to share their experiences.
In addition to presentations about legal framework, participants presented good examples of activities carried out in different cities during the project period.
The representatives of Norsensus Mediaforum, as partner of the project, presented shared the experiences and best practices in Norway on the topic of domestic violence.

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The project is carried out by National Association of Municipal Clerks in Bulgaria in partnership with Norsensus Mediaforum. It aims to reduce violence based on gender by raising awareness and knowledge among the victims of violence based on gender, vulnerable communities and the society as a whole.
Implementing in Bulgaria with leading Norwegian experience in creating and conducting media campaigns for prevention of violence based on gender through increasing the recognition and visibility of the problem among the victims and the society and to promote zero tolerance of such violence.

Specific objectives of the project:
-to multiply the Norwegian experience in creating and conducting media campaigns in 10 cities of the country through the established teams /local coalitions/, which will become cores to achieve the objectives of the project in the planned regions;
-to create conditions for victims of domestic violence (DV) and violence based on gender (VBG) to share their stories about domestic violence through personal involvement in the campaign “Break the Silence”;
-to inform general public about the processes and possibilities for prevention and protection of DV and VBG victims;
-to conduct a media campaign for intolerance towards domestic violence (DV) and violence based on gender (VBG) and to engage the society to cope with the problem;
-to build sustainable models of communication, dialogue and partnership with institutions, who realize the government policy on protection and prevention of DV and VBG victims, NGOs dealing with the problem and the local administration.

Project Website (Bulgarian)



Can I copyright a joke? Creative expression and copyright


On this podcast episode, Andy Sellars of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic discusses coyright issues in relation to tweets and jokes.


With 316 million users posting 500 million tweets a day, someone is bound to write an unoriginal tweet now and then.

But there are some Twitter users whose entire existence relies completely on plagiarizing tiny jokes and relatable observations created by other Twitter users. Many plagiarizing accounts have follower numbers ranging from the thousands to the millions. Meaning their exposure can lead to career opportunities and sponsorships built on the creativity of others who are just getting started in their writing careers.

So it was not without excitement that Twitter users found out last week that they can report plagiarizing accounts to Twitter under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and have these copied tweets removed.

But now we’re forced to ask the question: are jokes protected under copyright?

Source: Berkman Harvard

The Young Initiative Association of Romania Visits Norsensus Mediaforum for Experience Exchange


The partnership between the two NGOs has been solidified with a four day training visit in Oslo.

During the visit, The Young Initiative Association and Norsensus Mediaforum arranged a series of workshops on the topic of sustainability in NGO sector in Romania and Norway, improving the sustainability of the ongoing projects, presentations of the activities of both organizations, with a focus on the common themes with a special emphasis on communication strategy and visual storytelling. Also the project partners held debates on topics of common interest, with a focus on sharing knowledge and experience from both countries.

The Nordic Page: Exchaning Civil Society Experiences of Norway and Romania



One of the most striking highlights of the project was the presentation of The Young Initiative Association’s inspiring projects in Romania listed below:
1. CMON Center – A space which any NGO from Romania can use for free for any event or meeting (trainings of up to 20 people, workshops, seminars, board meetings, interviews etc). As many Romanian NGO’s lack space and infrastructure for implementing their activities properly, this facility brings considerable added-value to the sector, especially in Bucharest, where it is located.
2. NGO Library – A collection of 115 books on nonprofit management is available to any NGO manager from Romania for borrowing. In a country where no public library offers books about NGO management, this collection brings global knowledge closer to the Romanian NGO’s (most books are bought from international suppliers).
3. MOOC Course – Innovative online education makes learning accesible for everyone, which we aim to do for the Romanian NGO managers and prospective managers, starting from January/February 2016, when we expect to launch such an online MOOC course on how to manage your NGO profesionally and sustainably.
4. 12 trainings and seminars – 180 NGO managers throughout Romania will benefit from trainings on how to recruit, select and manage volunteers, as well as seminars on various topics, which are selected after a careful needs analysis was done.

Tur til Cluj, Romania for Your KITE entreprenørskap og media prosjekt


Norsensus Mediaforum, Fundatia Danis, FRSI og Information Society Development Foundations møttes i Romania for trening, team-building og videreutvikling av YourKite-prosjektet.

Cluj er en by med stor fokus på utdanning og entreprenørskap, og var derfor det perfekte stedet for viderelæring om akkurat dette. Vi besøkte et nylig etablert entreprenørprosjekt som Cluj Makers og eldre etablerte organisasjoner som Civitas. Vi fikk et innblikk i hvordan det var å komme i gang for slike organisasjoner og hvordan de har klart å etablere seg og fortsette som stabile og driftssikre organisasjoner.

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I vår trening lærte vi om forskjellige typer lederskap og deres kvaliteter i ulike prosjekter og organisasjoner. Vi lærte også om å strukturere prosjekter, eget liv og organisasjoner i konkrete steg. Rektoren fra det lokale universitetet besøkte oss og fortalte om det lovende skolesystemet i Cluj.

Mange av oss fikk oppleve at fordommene vi hadde om Romania ikke nødvendigvis stemte overens med det vi opplevde i Cluj, som er en by med blomstrende utdanningssystem og med et voksende entreprenørskapssamfunn som er positive til fremtiden.

Tekst: Sven Inge Røste

The project is funded by the EU program Erasmus +: Youth. These materials contain recipient’s opinions and views. Neither the National Office for Erasmus +: Youth or the European Commission may be held responsible for the content.

Wael Ghonim: Let’s design social media that drives real change


Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt … by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourcing, engaging and sharing became a polarized battleground. Ghonim asks: What can we do about online behavior now? How can we use the Internet and social media to create civility and reasoned argument?

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured on TED home page.

8 DIY Smartphone Fototips

Se fotograf Richard Schabetsberger som demonstrerer noen kreative smarttelefon fotografering tips og triks.

Oslo feiret årets internasjonale julekampanje «Share Christmas Warmth and Joy with Norway»

Vi er ferdig med årets internasjonale julekampanje «Share Christmas Warmth and Joy with Norway» i Oslo.

Vi ba folk fra hele verden å sende julegratulasjoner til Norge og sendte dem spesielt designet julekort tilbake fra det norske folket.

Mange går gjennom svært vanskelige tider rundt i verden i dag. I en verden der vi skilles fra hverandre dag etter dag, bør solidaritet vises mer enn noensinne. Slike anledninger som jul og nyttår er gode muligheter for å vise mer kjærlighet og omsorg for hverandre uansett bakgrunn og sosial status.

Vår varmende og koselig kampanje startet i 2014 med målet for å gi mulighet til mennesker verden rundt å dele sine gledelige og varme meldinger med folk i Norge.

Meldingene ble publisert med navn på våre partnermediekanaler og utstilt på Karl Johans gate. Folk i Oslo fikk lest disse meldingene svarte med å sende julekort tilbake.

Vi ønsker alle en riktig god jul og nyttår.

Another YourKITE Meeting Was Hosted By Warsaw, Poland


YourKITE media and entrepreneurship project continues in Poland. Last week another meeting in the frame of the project was held by FRSI – Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego – together with Fundacja Rozwoju Wolontariatu/Volunteering Development Foundation for the other project partners – Fundatia Danis pentru Dezvoltare Manageriala (Romania) and Norsensus Mediaforum (Norway) in Warsaw.

In the course of one week, November, 29 – December, 3, there were organised several trainings and workshops with the focus on engagement of volunteers, entrepreneurship for youth and career counselling. Also the participants visited University of Warsaw Library to have a round table on youth entrepreneurship in Poland and the organisation for social entrepreneurship in Warsaw where they had a lecture on the challenges and benefits of social cooperatives driven by young people.

Your Kite Project aims to develop digital media and communication skills of young people, and promote volunteering and professional orientation in order to ease the youth’s access to the labor market. At the same time, the project promotes entrepreneurship within youth as a way out of unemployment, by developing entrepreneurship knowledge and skills of young people.

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The project is funded by the EU program Erasmus +: Youth. These materials contain recipient’s opinions and views. Neither the National Office for Erasmus +: Youth or the European Commission may be held responsible for the content.
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The Best Solution for multilanguage Websites: WPML


If you want the most fully featured multilanguage plugin solution for WordPress, your best bet is WPML.

WPML makes it possible to turn WordPress blogs multilingual in a few minutes with no knowledge of PHP or WordPress. Its advanced features allow professional web developers to build full multilingual websites.

How WPML Works

WPML adds language information to WordPress objects. This includes posts, pages, custom post types, tags, categories and custom taxonomy.

With WPML, each object gets a language attribute. To maintain complete flexibility and high database-efficiency, WPML keeps this information in its own table.

When you’re translating with WPML, you’re actually creating new content and not adding translations to existing content. For example, if you’re translating a post, you’re actually creating a new post in the new language. That new post will have its own title, URL and custom fields.

WPML plays nice with WordPress themes. Many themes allow users to choose “special” pages or categories (like in home-page sliders). WPML will automatically modify these pages, so that the right ones are displayed in every language.

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Visual Storytelling against Domestic Violence in Bulgaria


Norsensus Mediaforum provides visual storytelling and communication workshops to Bulgarian NGOs, insitituions and teachers working for prevention of domestic violence.

Break the Silence Project starts in Bulgaria. The project is carried out by National Association of Municipal Clerks in Bulgaria in partnership with Norsensus Mediaforum. The project aims to train and mobilize institutions and activists in Bulgaria against domestic and gender based violence. Norsensus mediaforum provides media and communication training for the participants and helps them to increase the impact of their work with effective communication methods.

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In the frame of the project activities, more than 40 activists, teachers and officials from all over the country attended to visual storytelling and communication startegy workshop between 26 and 28 October. In the workshops held in Sofia, the participants were introduced to visual storytelling techniques and tools as well as the principles of better communication and an effective advovacy by using various media tools.

National Evrope TV geatured the workshop.

Read more about the project



Stop-Motion! Slik laget ungdommer animasjonsfilmer


Lørdag kom tida for det mest spennende og morsomme verkstedet – Stop-motion. Stop-motion (eller punktfotografering) er en animasjonsfilmteknikk hvor man beveger ting og fotograferer gjenstander bilde for bilde til å skape en illusjon av selvstendig bevegelse når bildene etterpå vises som sammenhengende film.

Først viste Abdurrahim og Vedat flere enkle eksempler av filmer med stop-motion teknikk og forklarte, hvordan disse filmene ble laget. Noen av dem var veldig morsomme og ganske primitive, andre krevde mye tid og tålmodighet.

Stop-motion videoer kan lages i en mobilapp Stop Motion Studio. Veldig enkelt og gøy. Først jobbet ungdommene med å lage manuser og leirfigurer for sine filmer. Etterpå begynte de å ta bilde for bilde. Det var et ganske hardt arbeid, men i løpet av 2 timer klarte alle å ta rundt 100 bilder, som ble til en film.


På slutten av workshoppen kunne alle deltakerne se sine nylagde filmer på skjermen. De fleste innrømmet at det var det mest kreative og underholdende verkstedet av VISUALIZE IT prosjektet. Alle brukte sin fantasi til å lage noe vakkert og nyttig.

Det som deltakerne lærte fra dette verkstedet var at det viktigste alltid er å ha en god idé. I moderne verden finnes det masse tekniske muligheter til å fullføre dine idéer. Det eneste som trenges er å være kreativ.

VISUALIZE IT fortsetter med videoredigering


En ny spennende dag med filmer på VISUALIZE IT mediaverkstedet. Fredag lærte ungdommer litt om videoredigering i Adobe Premier.

Først viste Babatunde Oluwalana, filmstudent fra Westerdals Oslo ACT, hvordan forskjellige verktøy i programmet brukes. Etterpå startet ungdommer å redigere sine egne filmer som de laget torsdag.


Katarina Vlkova, en av de deltakerne, mener de lærte mye nyttig: «selv om vi hadde for lite tid til å gjøre våre filmer perfekte, klarte vi å lære de grunnlegende prinsipper av videoredigering i dette programmet. Og alt bare i løpet av 3 timer!»

Ungdommene var veldig interesserte i filmings- og redigeringsprosessen, mange viste mye kreativitet på verkstedet. Noen til og med klarte å lage nesten profesjonelle filmer.

Gjengangere på biblioteket. Slik lærte ungdommene å lage film


Neste trinn i VISUALIZE IT var videofilming og redigering.

Torsdag kom Babatunde Oluwalana, filmstudent fra Westerdals Oslo ACT, til å lære ungdom hvordan kamera brukes til å lage filmer. Fredag skulle deltakerne redigere det de hadde filmet.

Baba startet med fortellingen om sine skoleprosjekter. Deltakerne likte best en kort horror film hvor en sofa suget inn en mann.

Etterpå ble ungdommene delt i flere grupper på 3-4 stykker og fikk manus til å basere sin film på. Det var en skremmende historie om en gjenganger på biblioteket. Først måtte deltakerne dele roller av regissør, fotograf og 2 skuespillere. Etterpå startet «action».

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Det tok nesten 2 timer til å gjennomføre alle tanker og idéer og, selvfølgelig, krangle litt med regissører og fotografer. På slutten av workshoppen alle var ganske fornøyde med det de gjorde og gledet seg til redigering.


Ghosts of the library. This is how the teenagers learned to make films


Next step in VISUALIZE IT was video filming and editing.

On Thursday Babatunde Oluwalana, film student from Westerdals Oslo ACT, came to teach the students how to use camera to make films. On Friday participants were supposed to edit what they had filmed.

Baba began with his school projects. The youngsters liked best a short horror film where a sofa sucked a man inside.

Afterwards the participants were divided into several groups of 3 and 4 and got the script to base their films on. It was a scary story about a ghost in the library. Firstly, the participants decided on the roles of director, cameraman and 2 actors. After that the «action» began.

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It took almost 2 hours to fulfill all the thoughts and ideas and, of course, to argue a bit with directors and cameramen. At the end of the workshop everyone was quite happy with the results and looked forward to editing.


Spennende på Photoshop workshoppen


Onsdag ble det en workshop om Photoshop, hvor Sven Inge Røste, medie- og kommunikasjonsstudent ved Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, fortalte om fem veldig enkle men spenennde teknikker, som ofte brukes ved redigering av bilder.

Først måtte deltakerne redigere et allerede godt photoshoppet bilde av Justin Bieber. Alle lærte hvordan man kan velge et område å redigere på forskjellige måter, bevege det og korrigere mindre feil. Det var veldig gøy.

I tillegg, viste Sven Inge hvordan å skifte farger på bilde, korrigere flekker og kombinere forskjellige bilder til å få et nytt bilde. Alle klarte å få spennende resultater.



Det var vanskelig å stoppe ungdommer fra redigering av bilder. Noen av dem klarte å lage flere gratulasjonskort til Halloween. Bare lukten av mat kunne forstyrre dem allerede kl 15.

Exciting Photoshop workshop


On Wednesday there was a workshop on Photoshop, where Sven Inge Røste, media and communications student at University College of Oslo and Akershus, showed the teenagers five very simple but exiting techniques, often used in editing images.

Firstly, participants were supposed to edit an already well photoshopped picture of Justin Bieber. Everybody learned how to select an area to edit in different ways, move it and correct minor errors. It was fun.

In addition, Sven Inge showed the youngsters how to change colors of the image, correct spots and combine different images to get a new one. All participants managed to get interesting results.



It was hard to stop young people from editing images. Some of them managed to create several greeting cards for Halloween. Only the smell of food could disturb them already at 3 p.m..

Å tegne er det som alle kan – slik lærte ungdommer å skissere


Det neste verkstedet under VISUALIZE IT gikk i en annen sal av Deichmanske Bibliotek og var veldig koselig. Denne dagen lærte ungdommene om å tegne og skissere.

Dovile Puzinaite, grafisk designer fra London, viste til de unge hvor enkelt det er å begynne å tegne. Selv om det krever mye tålmodighet og fokusering. Alle for det første prøvde å tegne en lamp, men avsluttet med mer avanserte objekter. Noen til og med klarte å tegne de kjente eller berømte mennesker.



Det viktigste som ungdommer lærte på denne workshoppen var å ikke være redd at noe kan gå galt i ens tegning. Til og med de mest berømte malerne bruker skisser som av og til ser ganske primitivt og messy ut.

Noen påpekte at tegningsprosessen ligner litt på meditasjon. Du blir roligere og mer fokusert på dine tanker.



Everybody can draw – this is how youngsters learned to make sketches


The next VISUALIZE IT workshop was held in another room of Oslo Public Library and was very cozy. That day youngsters learned how to draw and sketch.

Dovile Puzinaite, graphic designer from London, showed the young how easy it is to start drawing. Although it requires a lot of patience and focus. Firstly, everybody tried to draw a simple lamp, but in then proceeded with more advanced objects. Some even managed to draw a celebrity or a friend.



The main thing that youngsters learned at this workshop was not to be afraid that something might go wrong in one’s drawing. Even the most famous painters use sketches that sometimes look rather primitive and messy.

Someone pointed out that the drawing process is somewhat similar to meditation. You become calmer and more focused on your thoughts.



Introduksjon til visualisering


Mandag 28. september, under leseuka på skoler og universiteter, tok vårt nye prosjekt for ungdom VISUALIZE IT start på Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek.

En rekke medieverksteder begynte Abdurrahim og Vedat med en kort introduksjon til visualisering. Først delte 16 unge mennesker med forskjellige bakgrunn noe informasjon om sine spennende liv gjennom raske tegninger mens de andre prøvde å gjette hva de drev med.


I tillegg, lærte denne dagen deltakerne å skape sin egen font ved å tegne den selv og etterpå printe.

Introduskjonsseminaret avsluttet med hard arbeid i Adobe Illustrator til å få en unik print på individuelle T-skjorter som alle deltakerne skulle få på slutten av uka.


Introduction to visualization


On Monday, 28 September, during the autumn school holidays, our new project for youth VISUALIZE IT started at Deichmanske public library.

Abdurrahim and Vedat began a number of media workshops with a brief introduction to visualization. Firstly, 16 young people with different backgrounds shared some information about their exciting lives with the help of fast sketches, while the others tried to guess what they were doing.


In addition, the teenagers learned that day how to create their own font by drawing it yourself and then print.

Introduction seminar ended with some hard work in Adobe Illustrator in order to make a unique print on individual T-shirts that all the participants would receive at the end of the week.


YOUR KITE First Transnational Training Was Held in Oslo


YourKITE media and entrepreneurship project has officially started. In the frame of the project, Norsensus Mediaforum hosted a training in October 4-11 in media and communication for the project partners, FUNDACJA ROZWOJU SPOLECZENSTWA, INFORMACYJNEGO- Poland, Fundacja Rozwoju Wolontariatu/Volunteering Development Foundation- Poland, and Fundatia Danis pentru Dezvoltare Manageriala- Romania.

During the one week training visit, the project partners learned about visual storytelling, and using digital media tools as a part of entrepreneurship, and individual and organizational development. Also the partners visited Oslo Akershus University College to meet and have a lecture with associate professor Robert Wallace Vaagen and Barne- og ungdomsorganisasjonene i Oslo (Ungorg) to learn about volunteerism and youth work in Norway.

Your Kite Project aims to develop digital media and communication skills of young people, and promote volunteering and professional orientation in order to ease the youth’s access to the labor market. At the same time, the project promotes entrepreneurship within youth as a way out of unemployment, by developing entrepreneurship knowledge and skills of young people.

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The project is funded by the EU program Erasmus +: Youth. These materials contain recipient’s opinions and views. Neither the National Office for Erasmus +: Youth or the European Commission may be held responsible for the content.



Hva vil de politiske partiene gjøre i Oslo? Her er svaret oppsummert under 60 sekunder. Disse videoene ble laget av ungdommer (16-25) fra mediaprosjektet Faktuell som støttes av Open Society Foundation, Oslo Kommune, og LNU. Credits skal publiseres på www.faktuell.no snart

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”Det beste landet å være journalist i”. Oslo ungdom lærer om undersøkende journalistikk på Faktuell


Lørdag gikk Faktuell-workshoppen med fokus på undersøkende journalistikk. En av de gjesteprofessorene Øystein Windstad, undersøkende journalist fra NRK, fortalte ungdom om dette vanskelige, men samtidig viktige og interessante arbeidet. Ved hjep av Robert Vaagan, professor på HiOA, lærte unge journalister å være nysgjerrige, kritiske mot fakta og engasjerte.

Først fortalte Øystein om sine siste prosjekter i undersøkende journalistikk på NRK. Noen av dem var helt fantastiske. Ungdommer var imponerte over hvordan journalisten klarte å finne disse sakene og utdype dem. For eksempel laget han en sak om Aleksander Vinter, bedre kjent som Savant, en norsk musikker, som gir ut 10 albumer per år. Han har autisme og husker all musikk han hører. Det er utrolig hvordan Øystein kunne lage et skikkelig intervju med ham og fikk lov fra ham til å fortelle hans historie.

I tillegg fortalte journalisten om sin erfaring med undersøkende journalistikk i andre land og gjorde en konklusjon, at Norge er kanskje et av de beste stedene i verden for å være journalist. ”Vi som bor i Norge er lykkelige. En gang i Egypt gikk jeg til fengsel bare for å gå med et profesjonelt kamera på gater” – sa han, – ”det var en forferdelig opplevelse”.

Etterpå, sammen med professor Vaagan, forklarte Øystein til ungdom forskjellige teknikker som en journalist kan godt bruke i sitt arbeid. Det for eksempel finnes nettsider hvor man kan få informasjon om bedrifter, deres sjefer, lønn og mange viktige opplysninger.

Under workshoppen lærer unge journalister å få personlig informasjon fra et bilnummer
Under workshoppen lærer unge journalister å få personlig informasjon fra et bilnummer

Det var en spennende og informasjonsrik dag med aktiv deltakelse fra ungdom.

Vi venter alle på våre nye prosjekter. Bli med!

«The best country to be a journalist in». Oslo`s teenagers learn about investigative journalism on Faktuell


On Saturday the Faktuell -workshop went with focus on investigative journalism. One of the guest professors Øystein Windstad, investigative reporter from NRK, told the youngsters about this difficult, yet important and interesting work. With the accompany of Robert Vaagan, professor at HiOA, he taught young journalists to be inquisitive, critical towards the facts and involved.

First of all, Øystein told the teenagers about his latest works in investigative journalism at NRK. Some of them were absolutely brilliant. Youths were impressed by how the journalist managed to find these issues and deepen them. For example, he made an article about Aleksander Winter, better known as Savant, a Norwegian musician who releases 10 albums per year. He has a form of autism and remembers all the music he hears. It is amazing how Øystein could make a proper interview with him and receive a permission from him to tell his story.

In addition, the journalist told the teenagers about his experience in investigative journalism in other countries and made a conclusion, that Norway is perhaps one of the best places in the world to be a journalist. «We are happy that we live in Norway. Once in Egypt I went to jail just for walking on the street with a professional camera «- he said, -» it was a terrible experience. »

Afterwards, together with professor Vaagan, Oystein explained to teenagers different techniques that a journalist may well use in his work. For example, there are websites where you can get all the necessary information about the companies, their managers, salaries and many other important details.

During the workshop young journalists learn how to get personal information from the car registration number
During the workshop young journalists learn how to get personal information from the car registration number

It was an exciting and informative day with the active participation of youth.

We are looking forward to meeting you at our new projects.

NRK TV-fotograf forteller ungdom om utfordringer innen videojournalistikk


Den tredje dagen av mediaverkstedet Faktuell gikk fort og var fruktbar.

Onsdag 2. September tok Deichmanske bibliotek imot gjesten fra NRK. Mohammed Alayoubi er TV-fotograf og regissør som var i år nominert til Den store journalistprissen for arbeid med undersøkende journalistikk i konfliktområder over flere år.

Alayoubi har enorme kunnskaper og rik erfaring fra konfliktene i Midtøsten. Han dekket alle nylige kriger fra den arabiske våren til borgerkrigen i Syria. Alayoubi er oprinnelig fra Libanon men var oppvokst i Norge. Han jobbet for mange forskjellige TV-kanaler, men i de siste 16 årene har han filmet bare for NRK, mest for Urix.

Fotografen begynte workshoppen med et kort foredrag om de grunnlegende prinsipper av videofilming som er utsnitt, blikk og posisjonering. Under forelesning prøvde alle deltakere å ta opp et videointervju med hverandre. Samtidig som Mohammed korrigerte småfeil og ga nyttige tips for filming.

Etterpå var fremtidens journalister klare for en uavhengig oppgave. Alle deltakere ble delt til grupper på 3 stykker (journalist, intervjuobjekt og fotograf) og trengte å lage tre intervjuer med hverandre med å bytte roller. Det var et morsomt spill, og resultatene viste at alle lærte mye fra denne workshoppen.

Verkstedet ble avsluttet med en kort debatt om moderne situasjonen i Midtøsten og hvordan en journalist bør oppføre seg i farlige og rørende situasjoner.

Lørdag fortsetter Faktuell med undersøkende journalistikk. Øystein Windstad fra NRK og HiOA professor Robert Vaagan skal fortelle hvordan man samler viktige opplysninger på en rask og riktig måte. Husk å melde deg på!


Teenagers learn about the challenges of broadcast journalism from NRK`s Mohammed Alayoubi


The third day of media workshop Faktuell went fast and was productive.

On Wednesday, September, 2 Deichmanske bibliotek welcomed a guest from NRK, Norwegian public broadcaster. Mohammed Alayoubi is broadcast journalist, photographer and film director who was recently nominated for one of the most important awards in journalism – Den store journalistprissen – for his work on investigative journalism in conflict areas over several years.

Alayoubi has vast knowledge and rich experience from the conflicts in the Middle East. He covered all the recent wars from the Arab Spring to the civil war in Syria. Alayoubi is originally from Lebanon but was raised in Norway. He worked for many different channels, but in the last 16 years, he filmed just for NRK, mostly for the programme Urix.

Alayoubi began the workshop with a brief lecture on the fundamental principles of video filming that is framing, eyeline and positioning. During the lecture all participants tried to film a video interview with one another. Meanwhile Mohammed corrected imperfections and gave useful tips for filming.

Afterwards future journalists were ready for an independent task. All participants were divided into the groups of 3 (journalist, photographer and interviewee) and needed to make three interviews with each other, switching roles. It was an interesting game, and the results of it showed that everyone learned a lot from this workshop.

In the end of the meeting there was a little debate on the contemporary situation in the Middle East and how a journalist should behave in dangerous and touching conditions.

On Saturday Faktuell will continue with investigative journalism. Øystein Windstad from NRK and HiOA professor Robert Vaagan are going to tell about the easiest and fastest ways to gather important information in a proper manner. Remember to sign up for the Saturday workshop!


Slik lærte ungdom om fotojournalistikk på Faktuell


Prosjektet Faktuell fortsetter sin virksomhet. Lørdag lærte ungdom masse interessante ting om fotojournalistikk.

Deichmanske bibliotek åpnet igjen kl 12 sine dører for ungdom og den første forelesningen ble om hvordan det er å være fotograf. Fery Nourkami fortalte om sitt liv. Og hva kan være mer interessant enn en livshistorie? Selv om deltakerne er fortsatt ganske unge og bare begynte på videregående, er det aldri for tidlig å tenke på hva man skal gjøre i livet. Da fortalte Fery om sitt ungdoms tviler og valget hun gjorde da hun var 15 år gammel. Det var en spennende historie med masse vanskeligheter som hun klarte å overkomme. I tillegg fortalte hun om flere prosjekter hun gjorde på Bilder Nordic school of photography. I en av dem var til og med kronprins Haakon involvert.

Etter en liten pause begynte James Aadne, også fotograf, et kort foredrag om grunnlegende prinsipper fotografiet bygger på. Da lærte ungdom svært viktige ting for å ta gode bilder. James fortalte at man må prøve å lage et bilde så godt som mulig først uten redigering i Photoshop, osv.

Den morsomste delen av verkstedet var når alle deltakere fikk en praktisk oppgave om å ta bilde med tittelen ”ensomhet”. Når alle viste sine prosjekter på skjermen var det ingen av dem som lignet på det andre. Noen bilder var skikkelig artige og dype.

Denne uken skal ungdom lære seg å lage videoer med både profesjonelle kameraer og mobiltelefoner. Om du er interessert i filmprodusering, velkommen onsdag på Deichmanske bibliotek kl 16:00.

Hvordan falske nyheter kan spre seg – Noah Tavlin

I tidligere tiår, kom nyheter med global rekkevidde fra flere store aviser og nettverk med ressurser til å samle informasjon direkte. Hastigheten som informasjon sprer seg nå har skapt ideelle forhold for noe som kalles sirkelrapportering . Noah Tavlin fra TED belyser dette fenomenet.

How false news can spread – Noah Tavlin


In previous decades, most news with global reach came from several major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. The speed with which information spreads now, however, has created the ideal conditions for something called circular reporting. Noah Tavlin sheds light on this phenomenon.

Høstens første samling ved Deichmanske bibliotek




Prosjektet Faktuell samler igjen unge talenter på sitt verksted. Denne gangen på Deichmanske hovedbibliotek. Onsdag ble deltakende ungdommer kjent med basis av moderne media og kommunikasjon – grunnleggende journalistikk.

Gjennom et morsomt spill hvor alle måtte uttale flere fakta om seg selv med to løgner og etterpå gjette hva som var løgnene. Av dette lærte deltakerne først og fremst å være kritiske mot fakta. I den moderne verden kan fakta lett sjekkes. For eksempel, på Google eller Facebook.

Etter et kort foredrag om kildekritikk og temautvalg i journalistikk prøvde ungdommene å finne i selvutvalgte aviser interessante artikler og forklare hvorfor de ser viktige ut.

I den siste oppgaven forsøkte ungdommene å svare på spørsmålet: Hvem som tar hovedansvar for informasjonspublisering i et mediaselskap. Det hadde ikke alle et riktig svar på.
Møtet ble avsluttet med middag og uformell debatt.

Gjerne bli med oss neste gang på Faktuell Fotojournalistikk kurs!




First Faktuell workshop in Deichmanske bibliotek




Faktuell project again welcomes young talents in a workshop. This time at Deichmanske bibliotek. On Wednesday Oslo teenagers had a chance to get acquainted with the foundation of modern media and communications – basic principles in journalism.

During a humorous game where everybody had to say several facts about themselves with two lies and afterwards guess what was wrong the participants learned first and foremost to be critical towards the facts. In the modern world facts can be checked easily. For example, via Google or Facebook.

After a short lecture on source criticism and topic selection in journalism participants tried to find interesting articles in the newspapers and explain why they seem to be important.
For the final task teenagers were asked to answer the question: Who takes the main responsibility for information publication in a media company. Not everybody got the right answer.

The meeting proceeded to dinner and informal debate.

Join us next time at Faktuell course in photojournalism!




Faktuell deltakerne introduseres til fotojournalistikkens verden med Fery Nourkami

Historiefortelling er temaet når fotojournalisten Fery Nourkami skal introdusere Faktuell deltakerne til fotojournalistikkens verden.

feryFery Nourkami er 33 år og kommer opprinnelig fra Iran men har vokst opp i Norge. Helt fra Fery var i tenårene har det visuelle vært en inspirasjon som har tatt henne på mange reiser. Deriblant England, der hun studerte grafisk design og «surface» design. Da hun vendte tilbake til Norge etter å ha fullført sin bachelorgrad i Design vendte hun sitt blikk til foto og videreutdannet seg på Bilder Nordic School of Photography, der hun ble uteksamiert i 2011. Hennes prosjekter har variert fra mote, bryllup, konseptuel kunst og i senere tid dokumentariske prosjekter som har tatt henne verden rundt. Under sin studietid og praksis har hun funnet ut at mennesket er det som får hennes hjerte til å boble av inspirasjon. Under undervisningen vil alle få lære bestanddelene i et fotografisk essay.

Dato: 29. august kl 12-15

Sted: Deichmanske Bibliotek (hovedbiblioteket)

Arne Garborgs plass 4, 0179 Oslo

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Faktuell Youth Media Launched Again


The second round of Faktuell projects is officially launched on 11th of August. The new round of Norway’s most comprehesive youth media project features engaging workshop on journalism basics, storytelling with photography, video journalism and investigative journalism for young participants between 14 and 19.

All workshops is held by the media professionals and participants get chance to get familiar with professional media production and journalism with inspiring first hand experiences in three week period on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

The special focus of this year’s workshop will be on local elections. Participants will prepare ,amon other topics, reports on local elections in Norway, which will take place on 14 September.


While the participants’ works will be showcased in Oslo centrum and in media, Youth publication Faktuell will be launched in the end of the program.

You can apply to this unique media training for free. We have only 25 seats. Hurry up to actualize your dreams as a media proff:



Faktuell prosjektet er i gang igjen

Etter et fantastisk år med 23 flinke unge journalister har vi avsluttet første fasen i Faktuell prosjektet. Prosjektet fanget også interessen til både nasjonale og internasjonale organisasjoner som Rødekors og Open Society Foindation (OSF) i Storbritannia. Takket være støtte fra OSF kommer vi i gang med andre fasen til Faktuell prosjektet i samarbeid med ORKIS Rødekors Ressurssenter og Deichmanske bibliotek.

Hva skal du bli bedre i gjennom Faktuell?

Grunnleggende journalistikk
… lær å skaffe deg informasjon og fortelle historier som en journalist i hvilket som helst medium.
… bli kjent med de viktigste praksisene for journalister, fotografer, bloggere, redaktører og andre medarbeidere i aviser, magasiner, radio og tv-kanaler og nettpublikasjoner.
… lær om forskjellige typer nyheter og utvikle ferdigheter til å skrive klare og tydelige tekster.

… lær hvordan speilreflekskamera håndteres på en profesjonell måte og bruk de mest grunnleggende teknikkene i praksis.
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… få innsikt i og forstå de viktigste aspektene ved bildefortellinger
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Video journalistikk
… lær hvordan et digitalt videokamera håndteres på en profesjonell måte og hvordan du kan bruke de mest grunnleggende teknikkene i praksis.
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Undersøkende journalistikk
… få erfaring med innsamling av dokumentasjon og fakta. Alt fra offentige dokumenter til personlig informasjon.
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… få en grundig forståelse av undersøkende journalistikk.
… jobb tett med erfarne journalister i Norge
… skape lengre multimediafortellinger på egenhånd.