Free MOOC: Youth and online political participation: motivations, spaces, practices and inhibitors
Posted by Ismael Peña-López
The Barcelona team of the H2020 project Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities is imparting a free online course on Youth and online political participation: motivations, spaces, practices and inhibitors.
The course will run during 4 weeks, from 18 June 2018 to 16 July 2018 and has the following goals:
Define the profile of the millennial generation, especially its main inclusion / social exclusion vectors, and tell the differences and similarities with other former generations.
Identify the main socialization and political participation practices of the millennial generation, especially political participation and online activism and its inhibitors.
Make public policy proposals related to the political participation of millennials.
To achieve these goals, the course will have a weekly structure, covering the following topics:
WEEK 1: Youth in Europe. Characterising the Millennials.
WEEK 2: New online political participation spaces and practices.
WEEK 3: Main barriers and inequalities of online political participation.
WEEK 4: Public policy proposals on youth and online political participation.
The general dynamic of every week will be as follows:
Watch an introductory video.
Read the suggested readings.
Do a self-assessment quizz.
Do an assignment, usually writing some minor essay, share it publicly and comment it (assignments will not be corrected or marked)
The evolution of the course can be followed on Twitter at #EURYKAmooc.
The course provides no accreditation or certification.