RadioActive101 awarded distinguished prize in Portugal

We are thrilled to report that RadioActive101 in Portugal has been awarded a very distinguished prize by the FCT, the National Funding Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The prize acknowledges the tremendous work by the project team in Portugal and the funding won will now support the expansion of the project in Portugal right through until the end of 2015.

RadioActive is a project financed between 2012 and 2104 by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Program aimed at the promotion of engagement, informal learning and employability of at risk and excluded people across Europe through internet radio and social media.

The project is led by the University of East London in the UK, with partners from Wales, Germany, Portugal, Malta and Romania. In Portugal, the project is implemented by CIMJ – Research Centre for Media and Journalism. The Portuguese team, coordinated by Maria José Brites, also includes Sílvio Correia Santos, Ana Jorge, Daniel Catalão, Catarina Navio and António Granado. This award will support the expansion of the project in Portugal in cooperation with the governmental program Escolhas (Choices) throughout 2015.

Our congratulations to the Portuguese team and to all of the European radio-activists who helped make this happen!