The Evens Prize for Peace Education 2017 has been won by New-Bridge Integrated College, Northern Ireland. For this year’s biennial European prize, the Evens Foundation looked for strategies implemented in secondary schools for dealing with ‘hot topics’ in a constructive way.
According to the international jury of experts, New-Bridge Integrated College developed an impressive and strongly embedded project that continues to break new ground in relation to integrated education in Northern Ireland, and of which the approach is very transferable to other EU countries and contexts. The project arose in the polarized education system in Northern Ireland, but also integrates more recent problems (social and cultural mix, mixed-ability students). It helps teachers to respond to everyday diversity as well as to transform controversial subjects into a learning opportunity.
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The fifth Evens Prize for Media Education 2017 has been awarded to Zalab, Rome, Italy for its Project Otherness. The international jury praised it for its exciting approach to media literacy as something connected to lived experience, participation and production – all based around a hub in the community and addressing key issues of our times.
The standard of entries was so high that the jury also awarded a Special Jury Prize, which went to the Association for Communication and Media Culture in Zagreb, Croatia for its project Djeca medija (Children of Media). The jury were impressed by the way the project involves both academics and volunteers, how it approaches the media as part of lived experience, its importance in the context of Croatia, and the impact it has on both participants and volunteers.
The fifth Evens Prize for Media Education was focused on projects that help young people (aged 12 to 18) to develop a critical attitude to the media – to question, analyse and evaluate the media, in non-formal or informal learning contexts.
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