Times Higher Education Awards 2015
In the UK RadioActive101 has been entered into the Times Higher Education Awards 2015 by the University of East London as sole entry under the ‘Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research’ category. This award recognises the innovative use of digital technology to improve an institution’s teaching, learning or research activity. Winners will be revealed at a ceremony in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, in November.
DOUBLE PRIZE AWARDED BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR MIGRATION IN PORTUGAL
Congratulations to RadioActive101 in Portugal and to all at Metas in Porto for being doubly honored under the Communication Award For Cultural Diversity by the High Commissioner for Migration in Portugal. The prizes were:
• Junior prize for online radio Streamlining – RadioActive101
From Project Metas – Mediate Choices, Working Autonomy, from the Choices Program
• Junior Prize – Honorable Mention Magazine Targets METAS E5G Project
Full details of the prize winners are here
Want to join in with the RadioActive goodness but worried about the running costs? Well the basic equipment is cheap but to help out we have created a fund raising guide with lots of ideas, hints and tips for ways to cover those minimal overheads.
Check it out here.
To mark this occasion our partners in Portugal were featured on the main national Radio Antena1 (the Portuguese equivalent of the BBC), on radio TSF and on RTP (the public national television channel) as part of World Radio Day.
In Germany there was a show with interviews from the deputy editor of the regional newspaper ‘Rheinzeitung’ on their RadioActive101 national hub. The deputy editor commented in the interview: “I am a bit of jealous, because you have the chance to dig right into your topics without all that daily business pressure”.
In the UK at 2.00pm was a programme on Mental Health and Young People: Experiences and Perspectives. The show explores what different groups of young people in the UK think about mental health, discussing their experiences and giving their perspectives on perceived differences in help and support for mental health issues at school and college.
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!