Young cyber-mentors from the Balearic Islands participate in the Ibero-Insular Meeting of Youth Correspondents Erasmus +

Jun 28, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Young cyber-mentors from the Balearic Islands are currently participating in the Iberian-Island Meeting of Youth Correspondents that is taking place at the Euro-Latin American Youth Centre (CEULAJ) in Mollina (Malaga). This activity is part of the Erasmus + programme for the promotion of youth participation in youth policies.

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More than 200 young people from different autonomous communities in Spain and Portugal have registered for the training event, with 10 participants from the Balearic Islands.

During the sessions, the young people registered will exchange experiences and propose initiatives in accordance with the needs they have detected in the educational centres where they are students and in which they have acted as cyber-mentors, in the case of the Balearic Islands, or as information correspondents or influencers in others.

The cyber mentors programme is an IBJOVE initiative that, since it was launched seven years ago, has trained more than 2,000 secondary school students in the Balearic Islands in techniques for the responsible and safe use of the Internet.

This year the Balearic Islands have resumed face-to-face meetings of cyber-mentors which, in the time of the pandemic, had to be online. During the 2021-22 academic year, 27 secondary schools from Mallorca and Eivissa took part in the programme, a representation of which travelled to Mollina to explain their experience and share training and interactive dynamics with young people from other autonomous communities and Portugal.

The aim of the sessions is multiple and is mainly focused on the creation of a space for horizontal participation; the identification of a sense of identity and belonging to a group; the reinforcement of training; the promotion and encouragement of new correspondent programmes and the collection of proposals made by the young people.

Representing the Balearic Islands, the Director-General for Children, Youth and Families of the Balearic Islands Government, Marta Carrió, and the Director of IBJOVE, Sebastià Literes, are also scheduled to take part in the activity on Wednesday.