FATOS2U, Media Education and News Literacy to yoUth against Fake news recepTion and implicatiOnS is an Erasmus+ KA2 project that runs from May 2022 to May 2024.

FATOS2U promotes critical thinking enhancement and media & news literacy among young people to strengthen democracy and fight manipulation, propaganda and fake news.

The recent social challenges and the urgent health and economical situations – with the covid 19 pandemic- creating multiple public and individual behaviors, continuous information and progressive changes, have set this concrete need for further media and news literacy among young citizens, who may be more affected (as frequent also users of the media) than the rest of the citizens regarding reactions and right behaviors towards the huge amounts of news/information. In this context, the project is in full compliance with:

a) Common values, civic engagement and participation In general, FATOS2U through the targeted training (and dissemination) activities will provide young citizens for
strengthening their sense against Fake News and will support them with the media skills building, enhancing in this way participation of young people in civic life, right news reflections and reactions. The project due to this priority supports active citizenship, critical thinking, media literacy, manipulation, propaganda & fake news fight knowledge as well as understanding of the complex media landscape; it attempts also to enable EU young citizens to make informed decisions and understand what is real and what not.

b) Increasing quality, innovation and recognition of youth work FATOS2U also targets youth workers, youth educators, who are called to contribute through their work, teaching practices, and guidance to their youth-audience empowerment for the risks and implications the digital media/news media may have.


To enable youth to properly and ‘ethically’ navigate the modern news environment and take informed decisions.
To empower young people and to raise their awareness on countering the effects of disinformation campaigns and fake news spreading through digital media on issues of major and dominant interest of our society.
To foster youth’s critical appreciation and understanding of the mass media inside a changing and increasingly complex media & news landscape.
To define a clear and comprehensive training approach for tackling the spread and impact of online fake news in Europe, protecting European values and democratic systems and the right of youth to diverse and reliable information in regards with current situations.
To set users-youth responsibilities according to a number of principles & in response with the specific roles of different actors (social platforms, news media and users, language used, etc).

Project Results



Curriculum & Learning Materials Toolkit


Multifunctional Digital Resources


Training Guidelines Handbook

Target groups

  • Υoung people aged 18-25 who are brought up and belong to this generation and era of digital and technological boom and who will be educated on the proper use of media, and thus, social media too and the anti-Fake news approaches.
  • The youth leaders/workers who will undertake the role/ responsibilities of trainings; however, as participants, there will be a variety of other stakeholders and practitioners, such as for example representatives of NGOs and CSOs with a focus on media literacy, digital skills and youth training, democracy-human rights values-active citizenship, disinformation campaigns prevention, relative experts and academia, staff in charge of public services, public bodies and youth councils representatives, etc.
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