Beginnjahr 2012 Abschlussjahr 2012


durchführende Institutionen übergeordnete/aktuelle Institutionen


ProjektleiterInnen MitarbeiterInnen
Ländercode Österreich Sprachcode Deutsch
Schlagwörter DeutschNeue Medien, Politische Bildung, Medienpädagogik, Medienkompetenz, eParticipation, Web 2.0, innovative Demokratie

In this project the ICT&S Center of Salzburg University is partner of the Demokratiezentrum Wien (coordinating institution), the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana and of the Slovenian Youth Council.

PoliPedia is a Social Web based tool for young people to engage in civic political participation. It is a youth democracy project that aims at the collaborative production (wiki) of a knowledge base for politics and democracy that enables young people to acquire the knowledge and competences necessary for active participation in democratic life. PoliPedia is designed by and for young people to achieve two main goals: it represents a knowledge base for demoratic processes and civic participation and it allows active knowledge production by the participants. The idea is that young people collaboratively produce content, deploying the broad spectrum of Social Web applications (e.g. videos, audio files, pictures, comments, tags, links, etc.).


Each partner will set up a group of about 12 young people more or less familiar with wiki-technology and/or knowledge about participation in Europe – these young people (so-called “Power Users”) will meet regularly within the project runtime. They will produce the e-content of the platform (in order to increase the body of knowledge on the platform, to write about own experiences with participation and to give information about participation possibilities in Europe). In order to widen the group of participants on the platform, these Power Users will also serve as peers, that means, they present the platform among their friends and social networks.

From February to September 2012 48 young participants from Austria and Slovenia will meet two times, once in each country. In between, each participant will attend 14 local workshops at his/her place of residence (in Ljubljana, Maribor, Salzburg or Vienna) and continuously engage in online collaboration. Afterwards they will be capable to actively participate in democratic processes. Furthermore a sustainable engagement of the adolescents will be developed and promoted by integrating them into the creative process of PoliPedia, so that after September 2011 they continue working with PoliPedia as well.


The objective of this project is to take the next step and elevate from a national to an international level in order to enable more young Europeans to collaborate online on issues of European democracy and civil society and thereby strengthen their awareness of European citizenship. Since issues of democracy, participation, and civil society cannot sufficiently and exclusively be discussed on a national level only, PoliPedia.EU represents a tool to allow collaboration among young people throughout Europe. As a first step, a bilateral cooperation between two European Member States – Austria and Slovenia – should develop the required experience to further expand PoliPedia on a truly European level in the future.

Hauptkategorie(n)Lehren und Lernen (Prozesse und Methoden)
Bildungstheorie (Themenfeld)
Information, Kommunikation, Statistik
Bildungsinhalt (Themenfeld)
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