The project "SHARP - A platform for Sharing and Re-Presenting"

The project "SHARP - A platform for Sharing and Re-Presenting" is realizing by a group of media experts who are representatives of seven member countries of the EU - Italy, France, Portugal, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania, and Romania. The project coordinator is from Italy - University of Pavia, Faculty of Communication and Psychology. The project lasts three years and will continue until the end of 2012.

SHARP is funded by the Long Life Learning Program of the European Commission

One of the main objectives of the project is to implement a web platform for installation of audio and video products online (video presentations), which contribute to social integration of citizens and the cultural identity of their territories.

Each partner in the project determined according to local conditions, people at risk of exclusion and marginalization, due to the rapid penetration of digital technology in communications. They are citizens who have difficulty adapting to the new environment because of lack of information about digital technology. They have no skills for self-representation in the new social networks. Particular emphasis in the project is educational institutions (schools, universities) where digital technology causes strong division between generations.

The project trained in visual communication through practical learning skills associated with video technologies. The final video products of the training process will be distributed among all participants through the project web platform that enables the exchange of comments on the mixing of approaches, visions, ideas, communication between European people and communities.

Easy Communication Association (ECA) is the Bulgarian representative in SHARR project that aims to teach adults (mostly teachers from secondary schools and universities) in the use of video as a tool in education and technological capacity for research in scientific work (creating video interview , surveys, research areas, identities, etc.).

The project site: http://www.sharpnetwork.eu/