The project Inclusion, Participation, and Peace Building through Mediation in Media (IncludeMe+), aims to empower higher education institutions, media, civil society organisations, and students to become responsible and active collaborators in shaping the future of communication, to promote and establish inclusion, participation, and peacebuilding across Europe. The project will increase participation and civic engagement by raising awareness and understanding of the context and values of the European Union, the principles of unity and diversity, and by providing new ways of thinking about and creating media content. 

To achieve the above objectives and address the priorities, the partnership creates a set of tangible outcomes, including a report based on participatory action research on the topic, an innovative training program accompanied by a training and transferability guide, and a video vox pop showcase docuseries.

Experience Lab is coordinating the project, which is led by Emmanuel Acquah, Associate Professor in Education at Åbo Akademi University. In addition, Experience Lab is involved in all project activities, ranging from dissemination to research and the design and development of the outcomes.

The project is co-funded by the European Union and the duration of the project is 1.12.2023-31.5.2026.

Project partners are:

University of Barcelona, Spain

International European University, Ukraine

European E-learning Institute, Denmark

Momentum Marketing Services Limited, Ireland

Outside Media & Knowledge, Germany

European University Continuing Education Network, Belgium

TC Tuzla Kaymakamligi, Turkey