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A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
SMILES is a media literacy project that is all about helping young people learn how to combat fake information. It will develop and pilot a series of workshops aimed at students aged 12-15 to be delivered in libraries and schools in the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. SMILES is supported under the Erasmus+ programme.