Learning for life: A case study on the development of online community radio

Sílvio Santos, Maria José Brites, Ana Jorge, Daniel Catalão, Catarina Navio

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In a context of social disaffection and economic crisis, acquiring the skills that promote employability and social participation is an increasing priority. RadioActive Europe is a project that addresses these issues, offering non-formal learning through Internet radio. This article analyzes the implementation of the project in Portugal amongst groups of young people in vulnerable contexts. Our findings suggest that participatory action-research and media education are valuable ways of empowering youngsters from deprived contexts, complementing the constraints of formal schooling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-123
Number of pages13
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


  • Community media
  • Media education
  • Non-formal learning
  • Online radio
  • Participatory action-research


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