TruthTroopers — Slovensko


ERASMUS+, Klíčová akce 1: tréninkový kurz

Místo konání: Trnava, Slovensko

Termín konání: 13.—21. červenec 2024

Český tým: 4 účastníci (ve věku 18+ let).

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V rámci programu ERASMUS+ jsou následující finanční specifika: v rámci všech projektů je kompletně (ze 100%) zajištěno jídlo, ubytování, aktivity, a to vše je zcela pokryto z fondů EU programu ERASMUS+ a zařízeno organizátory. Účastníkům dále budou proplaceny cestovní náklady (reimbursement) do max. výše €210 (v případě tohoto projektu) z místa bydliště do místa konání projektu a zpět.

Hostitelská organizace: Bratislava Policy Institute

Popis projektu:


Debunking and pre-bunking Fake News: Leading the Battle Against Fake News

   The TruthTroopers undergo extensive training on how to identify fake news, fact-check sources, and provide accurate information to the public. They are equipped with the tools and knowledge to effectively debunk false information and prevent it from spreading further.

Themes of the training:

The objective of this training is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively debunk and pre-bunk fake news, as well as to empower them to take a proactive stance in leading the battle against misinformation. By the end of the training, participants will be able to critically evaluate news sources, identify common tactics used to spread fake news, and develop strategies for educating and empowering others to discern fact from fiction in the digital age.

 The overall aim of the training is to empower participants to become active and engaged members of their communities through storytelling, advocacy, and intercultural exchange. We aim to educate individuals on how to identify, debunk, and prevent the spread of fake news. By becoming a TRUTHTROOPER, you will be equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate the digital landscape and discern fact from fiction!!!

Learning objectives of the training are:

  • Understand the concept of fake news and its impact on society.
  • Identify common characteristics of fake news articles and sources.
  • Learn strategies to critically evaluate news sources and information.
  • Develop skills to debunk fake news and misinformation effectively.
  • Explore the concept of pre-bunking and techniques to prevent the spread of fake news.
  • Understand the role of individuals in combating fake news and promoting media literacy.
  • Gain practical tools and resources to navigate the digital information landscape confidently.
  • Collaborate with others to create a network of „truthtroopers“ dedicated to combating fake news
  • Develop communication, teamwork, leaderships skills of the participants in intercultural settings;
  • Support creating new contacts among the participants and their organizations and developing new projects ideas that could be implemented with support of Erasmus+ Programme.

The methodology of the training:

The training will be based on non-formal learning methodology such as name games, ice-breakers, team building activities, discussions on non-formal education and its elements, presentation of Youthpass, exploring key competences through group work, energizers, individual work, group work, interactive inputs on main topics, discussions, debates, role plays or simulations. During the days, the participants will take part in reflection groups to reflect on their learning process. Participants will receive input on key elements of campaigns, will get to know several tools that they can use in the process of creating campaigning and work on their own ideas for campaigns. Participants will be responsible for launching these campaigns in their communities. Experienced international trainers’ team will set up the learning environment and facilitate the learning process.

Who can participate in the training:

  • Youth workers from 18 years old;
  • Ready to take part in the whole training;
  • Be interested in the topic of fake news;
  • Be able to communicate in English language.

Eligible countries: Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Turkey, Czech Republic

The organisers:

Bratislava Policy Institute (BPI) is an independent not-for-profit think tank dedicated to fostering liberal democracy, human rights, Central European region, and European integration through analysis and debate, supporting and challenging relevant stakeholders at national and international levels to make informed decisions based on evidence and analysis.

The food and accommodation will be provided and paid by the organisers. Travel costs will be counted based on the distance calculator of the European Commission and reimbursed by bank transfer after the course (in Euros €) through the sending organisations.

What to bring with you?

  • Your passport or ID card
    • All your travel tickets!!! (it is very important to keep all your tickets, receipts, and boarding passes, because we can give you back the travel costs only if you have the tickets)
    • National snacks, drinks, easy food, specialties, local music for the cultural evening
    • Medicines – if you need them (anti-allergy pills, pain killers, Aspirin etc.)
    • Laptop, camera – it is not obligatory, but it can be useful     


Before leaving your home country please check the weather forecast at: Usually the weather is warm in July.


The accommodation will be provided in Penzión na Mlyne, Trnava (close to the small town Trnava and also to the capital Bratislava). The daily activities will be taking place at the same place. Food will be arranged by the organisers, there will be three meals every day: breakfast, lunch and dinner; and coffee breaks.

You can find the hotel website here:

How do you reach Trnava?


Bratislava is connected to the main lines from Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and various regions in Slovakia. Bratislava has two railway stations – The main train station “Hlavná stanica” and Petržalka. You can take a train to Trnava from The main train station.


Bratislava is also conveniently connected with many European cities via a network of bus lines. It has frequent service to the surrounding areas and to other regions in Slovakia. Buses arrive and depart from Bratislava, Autobusová stanica. Coaches between Bratislava and Vienna run at one-hour intervals:,, You can take the bus to Trnava from the bus station in Bratislava.

BY BOAT just kidding:)

Due to its position on the river Danube, Bratislava has regular connections by boat with Vienna. The centre of Vienna (Schwedenplatz) is connected to Bratislava by a fast catamaran Twin City Liner and another fast hydrofoil, which is berthed at Vienna Handelskai.


Bratislava is situated at the intersection of several important motorways. The distance to Prague is 330 km, Budapest 200 km and Vienna 65 km. If you are bringing your own car, you need to display a valid motorway tax sticker (known as ‘diaľničná známka’), available at borders or petrol stations. The minimum validity period is 10 days (costs around 10 EUR). Trnava is approximately 30 minutes from Bratislava it is easiest to get there through the highway.

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