According to Eurofound, young people aged 15-20 or those Not in Education, Employment or Training are less interested in politics (only 28,7%), declare a disposition to vote and demonstrate a lower social participation than non-NEETs. At the same time, the increasing use of internet and social media can create new routes to political and civic engagement.
Within this context, by stimulating young bloggers to assume the role of the Leader in order to empower their peers at risk of social exclusion (mainly NEETs), Youth MythBusters aims to promote the civic and political engagement of the latter and to fight fake news, manipulation and propaganda.
Apart from the training programs for young bloggers and youth at risk of social exclusion, Youth MythBusters main activity is the organization of myth busting teams. These teams will consist of youth at risk of social exclusion, who, under the guidance of the young Leaders, will identify fake news, propaganda and manipulation online.