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channel troy - a theater play for young people
Projekt E-Maria against domestic violence
Book on Video Education in Europe
Kick-Off für zwei neue EU-Projekte
channel troy - a theater play for young people

What makes the internet so attractive to youngsters?  How authentic are online identities?  What dangers are lurking in the world wide web?  What are the advantages of a global network?

The theatre play channel troy, developed within the framework of the EU Project Virtual Stages Against Violence; deals with all of these questions. channel troy is an engaging and energetic play on the numerous communication channels of the internet and on the media manipulation of private und personal information.

Considering that the internet has increasingly become the main source of information and communication, it can be a source of the following risks, especially for young people:
  • distorted messages
  • false identities
  • violent representations of reality
 “Of course I gotta be on facebook.  All my friends are there.  How else should I communicate with them?  I can hide my whole life there.  On facebook I am someone.”

What is virtual? – What is real?

In channel troy, life becomes virtual, and events online become real.  What follows are hard truths and uncomfortable questions.  This piece explores the concepts of privacy and mercy.

Online, the characters in channel troy are strong, self confident and competent.  They are part of a community where they can enjoy security and trust.  Their virtual lives seem uncomplicated and, to a large extent, much easier than real life.  Here they can chat comfortably, flirt and arrange to meet up. Online, no-one is alone.

Yet the innocent simplicity of little white lies quickly turns into an intriguing and turbulent game, blurring the distinction between the real and the virtual, until finally, nobody can trust anybody else. Was that not bad enough, the presenter of TV hit channel troy uses manipulative media to confront users with the hard-hitting issues from their own private lives.

The EU project Virtual Stages Against Violence (VSAV) as well as the theater play channel troy tackle the risks faced by young people when using new media and technologies. VSAV also created an online videogame to raise young people’s awareness about the risks related to an improper use of new technologies in an amusing way.

10. March | 8pm  
14. March | 10am  
15. March | 10am and 12am
16. March | 10am
22. March | 8pm
24. March | 8pm

Neulerchenfelderstraße 6-8
1160 Vienna

To register for one of the shows please send an e-mail to channeltroy@gmail.com

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channel troy

10.03. | 20.00pm (premiere)

14.03. | 10.00am

15.03. | 10.00am, 12.00am

16.03. | 10.00am

22.03. | 20.00pm

24.03. | 20.00pm

DasWERK, WERKerei.
Neulerchenfelderstr. 6-8,
1160 Vienna

E-Mail registration:

For more information contact:
Bozica Ilijic
(+43 1) 532 45 45-1139

Projekt E-Maria against domestic violence

According to the Council of Europe, 12 to 15 percent of European Women over 16 have suffered domestic abuse in a relationship at some point in their lives (2008).

Safety intervention into domestic violence against women and children is paramount at all times. Thus risk assessment – applying formal instruments to assess the likelihood of repeated and escalating intimate partner violence– plays a central role and must be given utmost priority.

E-MARIA seeks to improve the intervention in domestic violence by creating instruments and tools that assist in the recovery of victims of domestic violence and encourage a high level of efficacy and efficiency in their protection and safety. As such, E-MARIA also aims to promote the empowerment and autonomy of survivors and to prevent further victimisation.

To create high quality instruments, information must be gathered on existing approaches and on the experiences of professionals in using existing risk assessment tools. For this analysis the E-MARIA team kindly invites you to contribute to the research by answering the questions provided in an online survey. Please follow the survey here.

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Project Partners

Association of Women Against Violence (PT)


Social Innovation (LT)

E-Maria Newsletter

Book on Video Education in Europe

die Berater® has been part of the viducate network in an external project evaluation capacity since 2008.   The main aim of the viducate network is to promote video education across all educational sectors in Europe.

To pursue this target the viducate network has produced the book Video Education, Media Education and Lifelong Learning. A European Insight. This publication includes conceptual ideas, an insight into European perspectives and a section with best practice examples pointing out how video education can be put into practice across different educational sectors.

You can download the publication here.

The viducate network also hosts online workshops on video education starting in March 2012. If you want to register for one of the workshops please click here.

On the website viducate.net you can also find an extensive collection of videos and instructions on how to create videos for educational purposes.

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Session 1-Photo Stories
March 2012

Session 2-Video News
May 2012

Session 3 - TBA
October 2012

Kick-Off für zwei neue EU-Projekte

In January kick-off meetings took place for two new EU projects - APPSA and WikiSkills.

APPSA - Achieve Pedestrian Priority and Safety
Pedestrians are among the unprotected road users interacting with high speed traffic. This makes them particularly vulnerable to accidents, leading to severe consequences. To improve the safety of roads, we need to turn our attention to vocational trainings and traffic regulations require.  APPSA aims to promote pedestrian safety by creating a vocational-based learning model that will teach traffic culture to pedestrians and pedestrian culture to drivers.

WikiSkills – working together, creating knowledge
Wiki tools and skills, a new way for interactivity and knowledge sharing within the Internet, enhance collaborative learning processes as students co-write and co-edit web content.  During such learning processes, peer interaction can motivate participants, who collaboratively construct shared knowledge. The EU project WikiSkills seeks to encourage educators to adopt Wiki-based collaboration, thus empowering civic behaviour, social inclusion, employability, cultural understanding and promoting autonomous learning.

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Fotos of the kick-off meeting in Antalya

Here you can find a collection of wiki examples.

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