The presentation of the second stage of the bYou project, whose responsible researcher is Sara Pereira, will be the focus of the seminar “Children, youth, and media: the right to expression and participation”, organized next July 12, at 2.30 pm. The Mural bYou – Online Wall of Expressions and the “Express Yourself” campaign pre-launch will take place at the online event.
Besides Sara Pereira, coordinator of MILObs and researcher at the Communication and Society Researcher Centre, the seminar will have as guest speakers Manuel Sarmento, from the Institute of Education of the University of Minho, and Amélia Pinto Carneiro, representing the National Commission for the Promotion of Rights and Protection of Children and Youth. The seminar will take place on the Zoom platform. Registrations are open until July 10 and are available here.
Since March 29, 2021, bYou aims to know and discuss the practices of young people with the media and allow the youth to make their voices heard. It combines quantitative and qualitative, traditional and participative methodologies to recognize children and young people as social actors and agents of change. Thus, the project seeks to know who these young people are and what they do – be you, one of the two readings of the title. It also welcomes the participation of young people, in their own terms – by you, the second reading of the title.
bYou is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/COM-OUT/3004/2020) and was one of the four winning projects of the Call promoted in 2020 in the field of Media and Communication. It is a research of the Communication and Society Research Centre and MILObs, the Observatory on Media, Information, and Literacy of the CECS. Learn more about the project here.