European Economic Zone and Norwegian financial instrument project activity “Grants”

General goal of the project is to foster mobility of staff and students among the partnering universities, internationalisation, exchange of experience, knowledge transfer and strengthening cooperation for future joint projects and research. 

Full title of the project: "Mobility scholarships for academic staff and students to expand understanding about the digital media audiences".

Project number: EEZ/NFI/S/2015/030

Specific goal of the project: strengthening cooperation between Latvia and Norway through research “Phenomens of the contemporary mediated environment: propaganda, youth audience and media effects” – strengthen academic capacity, foster development of new study module, foster mobility of students. 

The target group: Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences students, academic staff, cooperation partners in the regional and national level. 

The leading partner: Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Cooperation partners: NLA University College Gimlekollen  School of Journalism and Communication

Project implementation period: 01/01/2016 - 31/01/2017

Project budget: 184040 EUR

Project funding: European Economic Zone (EEZ) and Norwegian financial instrument (NFI) – 100%

Main results of the project:

  • Mobility of the academic staff and students: 1 student mobility and 6 academic staff mobilities were implemented
  • Exchange of experience on innovative teaching methods
  • Improved content of study courses
  • Development of a new master level study module with particular focus on media literacy and critical media analysis and consumption
  • Signed cooperation agreement to implement further international activities
  • Development of interdisciplinary and internationally oriented study offer in the field of media and communication: planning of new master level study modules in media literacy and communication as well as joint intensive summer course in 2018
  • Increased awareness of students in Latvia and Norway about topics such as the phenomena of the digital media environment particularly construction of digital self, digital footprint, big social data; different group representations in media particularly immigrants and various media effects
  • Joint research on media literacy and consumption issues in European countries

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

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