HERMMES 2022 – 2025

Solutions for age-appropriate
media education

An Erasmus+ partnership dedicated to providing teachers, parents and schools with guidelines and training for age-appropriate media education.

Aiming for media maturity

On the 1st of April 2022 ECSWE and its part­ners start­ed HERMMES – a 3‑year project on media edu­ca­tion which focus­es on age-appro­pri­ate­ness, devel­op­ment-ori­en­ta­tion and media matu­ri­ty. The goal of the HERMMES project is that at the end of their school career, pupils are media mature. They should be able to use the full range of ana­logue and dig­i­tal media for their own edu­ca­tion, par­tic­i­pa­tion in civ­il soci­ety and the labour mar­ket. In addi­tion they should be able to sov­er­eign­ly decide how much time to spend on dig­i­tal tools, for which pur­pose, and always with a con­scious and crit­i­cal approach to the con­tent shared or con­sumed through media. Thus age-appro­pri­ate and devel­op­ment-ori­ent­ed media edu­ca­tion only intro­duces dig­i­tal tech­nol­o­gy in class­rooms after chil­dren demon­strate media matu­ri­ty and a high lev­el of media literacy.

Providing guidelines and training

The HERMMES project results pro­vide teach­ers, par­ents and schools with a web­site, a frame­work cur­ricu­lum, guide­lines and training.

Partners with educational expertise

HERMMES gath­ers 16 part­ners in the field of edu­ca­tion, includ­ing inter­na­tion­al asso­ci­a­tions, nation­al school asso­ci­a­tions, uni­ver­si­ties and schools.

  • Euro­pean Alliance of Ini­tia­tives for Applied Anthro­pos­o­phy (ELIANT)
  • Life­long Learn­ing Plat­form (LLLP)
  • Learn­ing for Well-being Foun­da­tion (L4WB)
  • Robin Schmidt, Inde­pen­dent Researcher (about)

Based on EU policy

The Euro­pean Edu­ca­tion and Cul­ture Exec­u­tive Agency sup­port­ed the project by approv­ing the appli­ca­tion and ded­i­cat­ing 400.000 euro to its real­i­sa­tion with­in the Eras­mus+ pro­gramme. It is based on the aims of the Euro­pean Commission’s Dig­i­tal Edu­ca­tion Action Plan 2021–2027 and the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment res­o­lu­tion on Shap­ing dig­i­tal edu­ca­tion pol­i­cy of March 2021 which empha­sis­es a learn­er-focused, age-appro­pri­ate and devel­op­ment-ori­ent­ed dig­i­tal media education.

Further reading

Check the her­mmes project on the Eras­mus+ site
Read more about our work on media education

A question? Please don’t hesitate to contact our project coordinator!

Márti Domokos

Mobile phone: +36 30 30 13 222
marti.domokos@ecswe.eu

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