This handbook is designed to help practitioners – higher education institutions and/or civil society organisations involved in non-formal education – to replicate and adapt the INsPIrE project’s experience to their local context, while being aware of the challenges of its implementation.

The INsPIrE project aimed at using journalism as a powerful tool to enhance self-esteem, critical thinking, and civic and social engagement among young Europeans. A further goal was to foster mutual understanding, address stereotypes and promote intercultural dialogue. In six European cities (Brussels, Barcelona, Cluj-Napoca, London, Mechelen and Tübingen), higher
education institutions in journalism have created partnerships with non-formal educational programmes working with young people from disadvantaged areas and/or at risk of social exclusion. Youth (students and young people) have worked in tandem and co-produced journalistic pieces, combining citizens’ free expression and journalistic ethics, with a mutual peer-to-peer training approach. The resulting content has been broadcast on six local online media.

The handbook is available in 6 languages.