BROD Launches New Media Literacy Tools to Tackle Disinformation

The primary goal of the Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory of Digital Media (BROD) is to accelerate efforts to fight disinformation through a combination of national and regional fact-checking, media literacy, and policy measures. These initiatives are designed to address both the short-term and long-term challenges posed by disinformation in this key EU region. As part of the…

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New project funding secured!

NTCenter has secured funding for two new projects, both financed by the Bulgarian National Agency for the Erasmus+ programme. One of them is focusing on developing a pathway to improve and promote training for young specialists in the fields of culture and cultural artefacts with the help of digital tools. The project design complements this…

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Preliminary data from focus groups on fact-checking

As part of our Disinfo Academy project, we organised a number of focus groups covering all participating countries: Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The focus groups’ sessions took around two hours and we presented the participants with video-based news and recorded their screens as they proceeded to verify the information. As we are…

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UNCONTROVERSIAL

NTCenter is pleased to announce that following a successful submission of a proposal under Erasmus+, a new 3-year project has been approved for funding by the Belgian National Agency for Erasmus+ – EPOS. UNCONTROVERSIAL, as the project is named, will attempt to design and test a solution to a problem many teachers experience in class…

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Schools put together teams and select national cultural heritage objects

Teams have been set up within three of the Bulgarian schools that take part in the 3D printing project – The National High School of Applied Arts “Trevnenska shkola”, Tryavna, Maths and Science High School “Academician Ivan Gyuzelev”, Gabrovo and SU “St’ Paisiy Hilendarski”, Zlatitsa. Furthermore, an important step has been taken: the careful selection…

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Study of cognitive biases has completed the data-gathering stage

The study of cognitive biases occurring in education and training settings which we have been designing, preparing and running for the Erasmus+ project dBias (https://dbias.eu) has now completed its intensive data-gathering stage. We placed a number of short videos which we had produced earlier on a bespoke online platform where respondents were asked to register…

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Introducing project 3D Printing: Igniting innovation in education!

We are thrilled to introduce Project 3D Printing, a cutting-edge initiative realized by a consortium of four European organizations: Euroface Consulting, Innovation Frontiers, National Training Center, and Solski Center Velenje. This groundbreaking project aims to enhance the technical skills and digital competence of VET students by implementing innovative learning approaches through the use of 3D…

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Disinfo Academy kicks off

With the kick-off meeting in Sofia of the recently approved Erasmus+ project Disinfo Academy we are putting together the brainpower of a handful of academics, researchers and practitioners to study, evaluate and propose an updated fact-checking algorithm that is based on current practices and trends in the online behaviour of young people. We recognise that…

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BROD project kick-off in Sofia

January 26-27 sees the official start of the Bulgarian-Romanian Observatory of Digital Media, the regional hub against disinformation, part of the larger European anti-disinformation EDMO network. The GATE-AI Institute at Sofia University is coordinating the project and NTCenter is the lead partner for activities related to training & training resources. This is an exciting start…

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