Jordan: EU and UNESCO launch “Youth Empowerment” project
April 10, 2019
The European Union and UNESCO Amman office officially launched the “Youth Empowerment” project, at the King Hussein Bin Talal University in Ma’an governorate, Jordan.
This partnership between the government, donors and educators aims to promote inclusive media and information literacy among society groups, especially the youth, and seeks to empower them in various fields to fulfil their role and achieve their ambitions.
The “Youth Empowerment” project represents a timely response to promoting the safe and ethical use of the media and the internet. The project works to advance Media Information Literacy (MIL) as a holistic response to fostering the informed use, consumption and production of media and internet among youth in Jordan. It focuses specifically on strengthening the MIL upstream capacities of public institutions (universities and schools), media and education professionals across the Irbid, Zarqa, Mafraq and Ma’an governorates.
Implemented by the UNESCO Amman office, with strong collaboration and generous funding from the EU, the project is being carried out in cooperation with the Minister of State for Media Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the media community and civil society in Jordan.