Socially Excluded youth of MEdia Literacy


The Semeli project (Socially Excluded youth of MEdia LIteracy) aims to address the digital and media exclusion of young individuals, between 16 and 35 years old, who are socially and geographically marginalised; namely young prisoners. When these people are released from prison, they are unable to adjust to the current world demands, partly due to their lack of ICT skills.

As a result, it is very easy to reoffend and to reside back in prison. The project focuses on the development and implementation of innovative methods and practices to foster inclusion of these young people and promote to them common values with the rest of the society through a media literacy training program. This will allow them to be smoothly integrated into society with working skills and competences, in addition to being psychologically and emotionally empowered to fully participate in society and labour market as active citizens.


  • National and comparative reports based on the collection of best practices for existing projects
  • Innovative pedagogical model and content for young prisoners
  • Innovative pedagogical model and content for prison staff
  • Prototype information system capable of supporting the sharing of information between trainers and young prisoners


  • Identifying and collecting best practices in all partner countries regarding existing projects, methods and tools related to media literacy targeting disadvantaged populations, especially young prisoners
  • Development of the Innovative pedagogical model and content for young prisoners, based on their needs
  • Organizing 20 pilot workshops for young prisoners and 10 pilot workshops for prison staff in each partner country, indicated by the Prisons Departments as the most fundamental people
  • Elaboration of a Prototype how these pilot workshops could be adjusted in other EU countries.


  • European University of Cyprus (Cyprus) – Coordinator
  • Theological School of the Church of Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • Enoros Consulting Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Ministry of Justice and Public Order – Cyprus Prisons Department (Cyprus)
  • Asociatia de Terapie Familiala si de Cuplu Timisoara – ATFCT (Romania)
  • EPPEA Association (Latvia)
  • Associació Social Andròmines (Spain)
  • Athens Lifelong Learning Institute (Greece)

More Information

Date of the Project:

2020 – 2022

Funding programme:

Erasmus +, Key Action 03, Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education and training


Prison Education, Media Literacy, Digital Skills, Erasmus+


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