2018 came to a happy end for Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck and her team at Lie Detectors with the announcement that they have been awarded a 2018 European Digital Skills Award for their work in Education by the European Commission. This is one of 5 awards announced on 5 December by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to projects which are helping improve Europeans’ digital skills. According to the jury Lie Detectors is “an original NGO initiative, which tackles the important issue of digital disinformation. It prepares school children aged 10-15 to become powerful critical thinkers. It also empowers teachers to build their confidence in addressing the issue of digital news literacy. More particularly, the project associates various stakeholders and brings together journalists, teachers and students. Journalists receive training to deliver interactive sessions in classrooms to the children and to provide further teaching material to teachers. The project is already active in Belgium and Germany, and very soon in Austria, with quite a lot of interest expressed by other countries.”
Check out the European Digital Skills Awards here.