Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Gender In/equality in Media and Journalism 2019

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Learn and exchange about the gender-media relationship  

In the Interactive Open Online Course ‘Gender In/equality in Media and Journalism’,  participants will engage with learning resources and expert content developed by Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI) while exchanging on different aspects of the gender-media relationship. Through Virtual Exchange, students and young media professionals will put their own experiences, values, and challenges in the forefront as a primary source for learning and application about gender in/equality in the media.

Dates Sep 09 - Oct 11 2019

Duration 5 weeks

Language English

Application deadline Sep 02 2019

This 5-week course is of specific interest to students, young media professionals, and journalists. All you need to participate is a smartphone or computer and internet access. This is a paced-course, and participants are expected to interact and meet weekly exchange requirements alongside their peers. The estimated time commitment is 3-4 hours per week.

After successful completion of this course, participants are awarded an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge.

Course outline


This course is open and free of charge to anyone between 18- 30 years old who is a national of or resident in one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project countries.

The application deadline for prospective students is 2 September 2019.

Registration is currently closed

Partnership Enquiries

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries. The facilitated online meetings are organized around relevant skill-building activities and discussing dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners.

If you are interested in offering this course to your students, volunteers in your organisation, or other eligible participants, please contact us. We are happy to offer more information and discuss possible partnership arrangements.

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More about our courses

Interactive Open Online Courses provide youth with the opportunity to learn both with and from their peers across cultural contexts and national boundaries in facilitated online meetings alongside relevant skill-building activities and dynamic content provided by expert academics and practitioners. These courses combine the deep impact of intercultural exchange with the broad reach of online learning to allow more young people to have meaningful intercultural learning experiences as part of their formal or non-formal education. Interactive Open Online Courses are part of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. This project provides an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning.

An innovative learning experience

Participants in the interactive courses are provided with the opportunity to:

  • Engage with youth from different countries, cultures and backgrounds in a virtual classroom;
  • Discuss topical themes on technological innovations, social identity and culture;
  • Learn from expert content and materials;
  • Improve language and communication skills;
  • Build 21st-century skills that improve employability, including the ability to work in a virtual and intercultural environment;
  • Gain an Erasmus+ digital badge and become an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange alumni.
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Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

This Interactive Open Online Course is part of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and as such produced under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, financed by the Union’s budget. The opinions expressed are those of the Sharing Perspectives Foundation, our partners and participants only and do not represent the European Commission’s official position.

© 2020 European Union and EACEA. All rights reserved. Certain parts are licensed under conditions to the EU and EACEA.

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Course Manual

Here you find essential information about the curriculum, assignments and how to earn your badge.

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Review the weekly videos and content in preparation for your online session here and submit your video-lecture comment.

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Online meeting room

Click here to login to the Exchange Portal. Here you will find the meeting room for your weekly group sessions.

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Video lecture comment

Prior to your online group meeting each week, you are expected to watch the week’s videos and then respond to at least one lecture with a comment, observation or question.

Submit here

Final assignment

Conduct short interviews and produce a final media-focused assignment alongside group members. In your online groups, you will collectively think up a leading question that you deem important to ask the wider public. As individuals, participants will conduct short interviews in their own communities to answer the question and prepare reporting on this. Your final product can be either video, audio, or written format, with a focus on gender inclusion (Examples: blog post, social media campaign, photo series, article, video feature, etc.)  It will be presented back to your group in the final week.

Submit here

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