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 . Information about Active Citizens Fund Romania is available at .

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