RadioActive Europe: promoting engagement, informal learning and employability of at risk and excluded people across Europe through internet radio and social media

The project is developing and implementing a pan-European Internet Radio platform, incorporating Web 2.0 functionality, linked to innovative community based pedagogies – addressing employability, inclusion and active citizenship in an original and exciting way. The Internet Radio provides an innovative way to engage, retain and develop those who are excluded or at risk of exclusion, and its low-cost, extensibility and sustainability, compared with fm radio for example, is a key dimension in ensuring the success of this project.

Through actively developing, implementing and running the RadioActive station and its national channels, the target groups – of older schoolchildren, young people and other older people – develop digital competencies and employability skills ‘in vivo’ that are relevant to the 21C workplace. These competencies and skills will be accredited to provide a platform to further education or employment related to the knowledge and creative and digital industries.

KIC’s Role in the Project

KIC will lead on the exploitation activities, providing expert advice on legal and IP issues and facilitating the sustainability of the project (WP8). It will also undertake a needs assessment and analysis of innovation for WP2; contribute to the development of the technical and pedagogical systems in WP3; undertake a pilot with student associations, the national youth council and the youth wings of national trade unions to develop outreach programs based around the RadioaActive implementations in order to address social exclusion of young people (WP5) and take an active role in dissemination activities at EU and local level.

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