Fake Off!

Fostering Adolescents’ Knowledge and Empowerment in Outsmarting Fake Facts

Asociación Intercultural Europea


The project FAKE OFF!: “Fostering Adolescents’ Knowledge and Empowerment in Outsmarting Fake Facts” is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project in the field of Youth, with the aim of fostering young people’s internet literacy, at creating awareness of intentional misinformation and at enabling young people to identify “fake news” and to avoid them.

To create an innovation in youth work, the project establishes a DIGITAL LEARNING PACKAGE especially developed for young people and youth workers. This learning package enables youth workers, teachers and young people to improve their digital literacy and to work on the topic of fake news: an interactive APP for young people and a RESOURCE TOOLBOX WEBSITE containing TRAINING MATERIAL and extensive information for youth workers and teachers for in-depth fake news research and learning.

Project Outputs:

A tailor-made GENERAL DIDACTIC CONCEPT to foster media literacy in youth work, youth information centres and other educational σεττινγσ

The DIGITAL LEARNING PACKAGE, in five languages (English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian)

APP for young people, containing game-based specialised activities, content and a communication platform concerning fake news)

RESOURCE TOOLBOX WEBSITE for youth workers with access to didactic material, up-to-date information and TRAINING MATERIAL

CONTENT for the DIGITAL LEARNING PACKAGE, including fake news articles, videos, graphics to be analysed – and extensive information material for download

TRAINING MATERIAL concerning fake news and internet literacy for youth workers and teachers

Duration of the project: 01/03/2018 – 02/03/2020


  • More responsible use of (online) media by young people
  • Public discourse about the accuracy and quality of news
  • Awareness of media education in the context of fake news in youth organisations
  • A general democratization process through making young people less susceptible to intentional misinformation and propaganda
  • Empowerment of young people with the skills of critical thinking and media literacy
  • Better informed younger generation and stronger fundament for democracyA higher competence regarding digital forms of teaching by youth workers




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