CoMMPASS (Communicating Migration and Mobility: E-Learning Programs and Newsroom Applications for Sub-Saharan Africa) is a European Union, Erasmus+ funded project that brings together partners from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Europe to enhance journalism training in reporting migration and mobility.
The project was borne out of the realisation that many newsrooms in SSA fail to address the root causes of migration, and to discuss potential solutions in terms of mobility. By focusing on capacity building in higher journalism education, the project will not only positively impact partner HEIs, but also media industries in SSA. It will also impact societies at large, as the project will promote the quality of information, public discourse and media literacy about migration in countries of origin.
The major goal of the CoMPASS project is to bring together several higher education institutions (HEIs) in Africa to conduct research, conceptualise and implement a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) targeting journalism educational institutions and newsrooms in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The focus of the MOOC will be on migration and mobility and its coverage in the media.