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MIL and PRE-BUNKING approaches for Critical thinking in the education sector

The MILES project aims to build resilience against disinformation and promote independent and critical thinking in the educational sector.

GA number: 101132716

Funded by: Erasmus+      Duration: 1/1/2024 – 31/12/2026


In today’s hyper-connected world, the abundance of information brings both benefits and risks. While it enhances awareness, it also leads to challenges like fake news and misinformation. Emotions like anger and fear worsen these issues, hindering critical thinking and enhancing disinformation. Technology enables the rapid spread of unverified information, amplifying societal risks, as seen during the COVID-19 “disinfodemic.” Recognising the heavy digital exposure of young people due to the access to evolving technology, education can play a vital role in combating disinformation and promoting digital literacy.


The Miles project aims to empower educators in tackling the complex societal issues arising from the online environment. Through the adoption of pioneering strategies in Media and Information Literacy, pre-bunking, and data literacy within the educational sector, we strive to equip both students and teachers with the necessary tools to navigate and critically engage with digital content.


This activity involves conducting a comprehensive analysis and gathering of available resources and best practices aimed at tackling disinformation through Media and Information Literacy, pre-bunking and data literacy in the educational sector.

The trainings aimed at teachers aspire to empower them in developing, testing and assessing innovative approaches through initial teacher education and continuous professional development.

The workshops for students aim to improve their ability to critically and safely navigate in the online environment, to learn how to pre-bunk fake news and tackle disinformation.

This initiative aims to engage local educational communities in various countries to understand their role in fostering Media and Information Literacy (MIL), combating fake news, fostering critical thinking, and enhancing schools’ capacity to counter these issues. The process involves conducting focus groups to gather insights on existing initiatives at local, regional, and national levels that combat these challenges. Based on the findings, concrete proposals will be developed and presented to policymakers at both national and EU levels. The ultimate goal is to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between project stakeholders and policymakers, integrating project activities and outcomes into local best practices and strengthening relationships within the educational community.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Project Partners

KMOP – Education and Innovation Hub, Greece
Danilo Dolci, Italia
Asociatia Lectura si Scrierea pentru Dezvoltarea Gandirii (Romania)
Aproximar, Portugal
ATERMON BV, Netherlands
Bupnet, Germany
CARDET, Cyprus
Die Berater, Austria
HET Gemeenschapsonderwijs, Belgium
OLAE, Portugal
Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education in Western Greece



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