European Commission
Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali

Associação de Defesa Património de Mértola (ADPM)

Associação de Defesa Património de Mértola (ADPM)

Un progetto inserito | Largo Vasco da Gama Mértola
Founded in 1980, ADPM – Mértola Heritage Defense Association aims to actively contribute for Mértola municipality harmonious development, grounded on local resources conservation, enrichment and promotion, favouring local population involvement in improving communities’ life quality and conditions. ADPM mission is mainly linked with cultural, social and economic development of its base territory, strategically sharing, with private and public entities, as well as with citizens, the active participation responsibility on their own local development processes dynamics. Deepening its Mértola municipality local development role, ADPM has been widening its intervention areas geographic and thematic scope. Own or shared projects, both in Portugal and abroad, provide ADPM a transnational dimension, which enriches its local experience. Under a “Think Global - Act Local” concept, we have always understood multiculturalism and diversity as pillars for world peoples’ development. It should also be noted that ADPM has been the host of the Europe Direct Information Center of Baixo Alentejo for more than 20 years, with a trained and informed team in European affairs.

Proposte progettuali in corso

9 LUGLIO 2019 - Ricardo Cataluna

For a European media literacy: fighting Fake News and misinformation

This project focuses on creating a European-based media literacy, betting on initiatives that the European Union promotes against fake news and general misinformation.

This initiative would be divided into 3 phases:

Phase 1:

- Transnational meetings between journalists and other communication agents from European countries, as a way of: discussing fake news; knowing other forms of work and socio-professional realities; identifying ways to combat fake news and other forms of misinformation. In these meetings we hope to have the presence of the press offices of the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Phase 2:

- Conducting sessions for the general public, with particular emphasis on the young and senior population and journalism/communication students. Each session should have the participation of a local journalist and / or a member of the European Solidarity Corps trained in communication. The objectives are: to raise the awareness of the population about the dangers of Fake News and Disinformation, helping to identify false news published by Media and Social Networks; emphasize the importance of having trained journalists and a strong press as a contributuion to the strengthening of European Democracy.

Phase 3:

- Elaboration of a joint publication with the conclusions of the project, including a reflection on the state of the art in this matter, and suggestions to combat Fake news and other forms of misinformation.


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