Populist Political Communication - Education Package
One of the target audiences for the dissemination of the results of the Action are educators and young citizens. Therefore, the Action has produced material to be used in high school curricula, as part of social science classes. Our ‘education package’ consist of several short videos that offer an accessible and comprehensive introduction to this phenomenon. Additionally, teachers and students may find more in-depth material in the first action book. The book, or individual chapters based on topics or specific countries, may be used as background together with the videos as a basis for discussion in class, or as a high quality source in a school project.
Our education package is a voluntary, free-of-charge kit. The package include five videos, where four are short films (less than 90 seconds) which provide insight into (1) populist political communication in Europe, (2) populists as communicators, (3) media and populism and (4) citizens and populism. In a final fifth video these films are merged into a longer video (4 minutes and 30 seconds). All videos include relevant questions that may be discussed in class.
Teachers may also ask native Action members if they can help present or participate in discussing these topics. See overview of management committee for country specific members.
Action video award at Joint Research Centre, EU Commission, 26 September 2017
On behalf of COST Action IS1308: Populist Political Communication in Europe, Action Chair Toril Aalberg receives EU4FACTS video award at the European Commission on 26 September 2017.
The Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), acknowledged the action’s outreach efforts and gave the award based on “its content, its quality and its clarity”. There were several important stakeholders at the event including European Commissioner for research, science and innovation Carlos Moedas, and the commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics. The key topics at the EU4FACTS event was how to improve science’s connection with citizens and policymaking.