Sh.A.R.P. – A Platform for Sharing and Representing

Chief Investigator:
Dr. Fernando Serra

Project Approved: 
2009 by the European Commission, under KA3ICT Projects, reference 505503-LLP-1-2009-1-IT-KA3MP

Progress of the SHARP project can be accompanied on:

This multilateral European research-action project is part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.


Italy Universita degli Studi di Pavia
Italy Centro Educazione Media
Italy Provincia di Pavia
Portugal Centro de Formação de Escolas do Concelho de Almada
Lithuania Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas)
Bulgaria My Right to Know Foundation ou Zornica Gyurova (Sofia)
Cyprus University of Nicosia
Romania Media Monitoring Agency (Bucareste)
France Centre de Liaison de L’Enseignement et des Médias d’Information (CLEMI – Toulouse)
France University of Artois (Lille)

The starting point of the SHARP project is media education, with special focus on video production, and the promotion of key skills from a lifelong education perspective (particularly, digital, interpersonal, intercultural, social and civic skills and cultural expression).
The project is divided into two macro-themes, which in turn are split into more specific themes to be developed by the partners in variable geometric forms based on multimedia methodologies, such as filming, processing and analysing video imagery:

  1. Collective culture(s) and identities
    Collective memory and local transformation
    Territorial cultures
    Local identities and the European identity
  2. Environment and territory:
    Local permanence
    Social and cultural innovation

The ISCSP team chose to work on collective culture(s) and identities, local identities and the European identity. They focused on the issues of digital citizenship and social marginality. The first line studies and works on digital identities and citizenship with university students from an educational perspective. The second involves teaching and awareness sessions on the problem of violence associated with stereotypes and prejudices among children and young people in excluded suburban communities.


Researcher Name
Institutional Filiation
Fernando Humberto Serra CAPP/ISCSP
Sónia Pedro Sebastião CAPP/ISCSP
Cláudia Vaz CAPP/ISCSP

Project progress

The European SHARP project meeting was held in Lisbon last October. The meeting was the fruit of a partnership between Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP-ULisboa) and AlmadaForma. Its aim was to test the Pedagogical Kit being produced by the consortium of institutions, which involved fieldwork and production of audiovisual materials, like the video that has just come out and can be viewed on the project website: