The Media Literacy Association \"Planet-M\" supports the development of the young generation by implementing activities in the field of education, art, culture, as well as human (children\'s) rights and active involvement of young people in all segments of their growth and development in civil society.
Main objectives of Planet-M are to offer informal education and personal growth of young generation using film as a tool for attracting and motivation to open discussion about main problems of young people.
Main focus of our organization is informal education of Children and young people developing skills for critical thinking, tolerance, law and democracy through formal and informal educational processes and activities and involvement of young people as active role players in society.
The mission of the Association for Media Literacy \”Planet-M\” is to promote media literacy, education, culture, critical thinking, tolerance, law and democracy and to develop them through formal and informal educational processes and activities and involvement of youth in them. In order to accomplish the mission, the association designs, develops and implements creative projects and workshops that promote non-formal education and culture in modern society for wider educational, cultural, economic and social development, to help young people realize their full potential. Through informal education in various segments, Planet-M educates and supports young people on their growth, maturation as well as achieving equality and harmony by gender, social, religious, ethnic, sexual orientation or any other basis, thus reducing discrimination, bullying and youth violence in general.
The main tool for motivating and involving young people is the film, mostly through the International Youth Film Festival \”Giffoni Macedonia\”, which is a branch of the world’s leading festival for children and youth \”Giffoni Experience\” from Italy. Main activities are made in Skopje with involvement of international participants as well as participants from smaller communities, in other cities and regions with mixed ethnic population.
Another activity is smaller traveling version of the festival held few times a year in smaller cities called \”Giffoni on Tour\”. Film screenings are used to motivate young people to open a debate on topics that affect their generation. International cooperation and involvement of young people from our country in various international projects are other important segments of the activities.
On request of young people additional new focus is environmental protection and sustainable development.