The “Professional Recognition” Badge was presented to the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly’s Project by Media Specialists

09/01/2024 12:47

Following the results of 2023, the Expert Council of the Association of Media Education Specialists (AMES) awarded honorary Badge “Professional Recognition” to representatives of the community who left the most striking mark in promoting media literacy and information culture in the past year.

The list of names and projects noted by experts includes the humanitarian project “Eurasia Kids. Ambassadors of Peace" of the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations "Eurasian Peoples' Assembly". It was nominated in one of the 10 categories “International Media Project”.

Project of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly “Eurasia Kids. Ambassadors of Peace» started in February 2023 and consisted of a series of events aimed at involving children of different ethnic groups of the Eurasian space in transmitting knowledge about cultural values, spiritual and moral traditions of the peoples of Russia and world Eurasian cultures.

The cycle has several stages, the first was the formation of a creative environment for communication between children and adolescents on the principles of friendliness and mutual understanding, and the promotion of peacemaking initiatives.

As part of a series of creative online workshops, more than 500 children from different regions of the Russian Federation (including new regions: DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions) and different ethnic groups became acquainted with the basics of intercultural communication.

At the second stage, project participants learned how to develop and produce creative media projects. Experts in various areas told and taught children how to practically apply photos, videos, and text materials about the cultural diversity of the peoples of Eurasia and Russia.

The third stage of the project was the educational internship “Holiday Expedition”, which took place in Udmurtia. It brought together participants from Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Buryatia, Uzbekistan, Irkutsk, Vologda, Moscow and the Moscow region. Children and adults met with the Buranovsky grandmothers, visited the ancient merchant city of Sarapul, and visited the K. Gerd National Museum.

The result of the project is a map indicating more than 50 media projects in developing children's diplomacy and strengthening the Eurasian partnership in the information environment. Following the results of the work, methodological materials were created.

Head of the project “Eurasia Kids. Ambassadors of Peace" - President of the Udmurt regional public organization “Center for Support of Creative Initiatives Zhuraveynik+”, member of the Union of Journalists of Russia Olga Chirkova noted: “It is especially pleasant for us to receive recognition from the professional media community. This suggests that we really give children communicative knowledge of the highest level.”