ⓘ  This is a selection of training courses/activities suggested by Mediafutures mentors for the 1st Open Call. New tutorials on topics of interest will be added.

Anonymisation is for everyone

Training course

This course will introduce the latest thinking on anonymisation and work through a practical exercise in anonymising data while maintaining utility and minimising risk. Through the practical exercise, we will explore the needs of different stakeholders, both internal and external and explore how tools like the ODI Data Ethics Canvas and Consequence Scanning toolkit can help.

Applying Machine Learning and AI Techniques to Data

Training course

The course takes a practical approach to understand the key machine learning techniques to help you understand what these black boxes might be doing, how they can be applied and what implications each has. During the course you will be challenged to build your own machine learning algorithm for a set of real world data.

Introduction to data ethics and the data ethics canvas

Training course

In this two-hour online course, run by our experts, you will be given an introduction to the concept of data ethics, how ethics is addressed in other domains, and how data ethics can be applied to help organisations avoid harmful impacts and increase trust in new products and services.

Open data in a day

Training course

An introductory course to open data. Participants will learn how to discover, use and describe the benefits of open data, and how can impact an organisation.

Strategic Data Skills

Training course

This comprehensive online course is for people who want to work strategically with data, but don’t need or want to learn complex programming. Start this course when you want, work at your own pace, and get access to the content for 12-months. Complete and submit your assignments within 3-months of starting and you will be eligible for your completion certificate.



Workshop based on Dataopolis, the open data board game exploring building things with open and closed data.

Open data essentials


Learn all the essentials of open data with this easy to follow, online course.

Finding stories in data


Learn how to tell compelling stories from data.

ODI Summit

Annual event

ODI’s flagship event, bringing people from a broad range of sectors, backgrounds and countries together to discuss critical issues around data.

ODI Fridays

Weekly lectures series

Weekly lectures with a range of ODI and guest speakers exploring a broad range of data related topics.

Art-tech collaborations : best practices


This webinar takes a practical approach to understand the success factor for art-tech collaborations. It gives leads to efficiently start a co-creation process involving artists and startups. Collaboration rules, co-creation environment, common language, available resources, expectations, here are some things that need to be defined at the beginning of the collaboration and that will be addressed during this webinar.

Public Funding opportunities (+KAILA tool)


This webinar is about presenting the different opportunities for public funding at the European level and their benefits. It will also include a tool recently launched by ZABALA.KAILA that allows you to identify opportunities for public funding, relevant projects, actors with whom to collaborate, as well as the most important actors in each field, monitor technological trends, individualized advice according to your interests, etc. Each team that reaches the BUILD phase will be provided with a free license for the entire program.

Social Innovation (SDGs)

Webinar and Workshop

This training consists of aligning the business models with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) established by the United Nations and thus establishing a methodology with social impact. Specifically, it will explain how to define social risks based on the business model and implement actions to avoid them. This training will be composed by a webinar where the theoretical part of the SDGs will be explained and a case study of a technology company that has implemented this methodology. Afterwards, the participants will be encouraged to reflect and apply this to their business models. Later on, a workshop will be organized (if possible physically) to evaluate each practical case and help the teams.

Personal Data Protection

Training course

The basics of GDPR and e-privacy directive

Protection of non-personal data in data sharing a legal and ethical perspective

Training course

Non-personal data protection in a data sharing world and the ethics of data sharing

Intellectual Property Rights

Introduction to intellectual property rights : a focus on copyright. Understanding the basic concepts, what are the moral rights and economical rights attached to copyright. Being aware about the exceptions and limitations.

Freedom of expression and right to information explained

Training course

Media are often considered by the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and and the Court of Justice of the European Union as the watchdogs of democracy. Freedom of expression and right to information are two fundamental aspects of the media landscape. This training will aim at providing an explanation of their protection framework on the european stage and their entitlements and limits.

Media Regulation in Europe: from press to broadcast (Part I)

Training course

This training will analyse media questions ranging from press regulation, news gathering, sources protection to broadcasting regulation with the AVMS Directive. The importance of media pluraslim and the legal framework atteched to this requirement will be also touched upon.

Media Regulation in Europe: online media platforms (Part II)

Training course

In this training module, the following elements will be explained and developped: content moderation, freedom of expression online, what are the rules for tackling illegal content and harmful content on online platform. The question of the intermediary liability will be also a core part of the training and an overview of the main changes brought the latest EU policy and legislative initiatives will be part of the training (DSA, TERREG,...)

Media and the use of technology-led automated decision making : a legal and ethical perspective

Training course

The use of AI based tools and software in the media world is developping fastly but what are the legal and ethical rules framing their use? A review of the current and forthcoming legal and policy initiatives on the topic will be presented through 3 axis : Ethics, Intellectual Property and liability.

Data and Narration

Webinar / Training course

The course will highlight the importance and value that data today hide and will prepare the participants on the databases to consult and on the software to use, and will provide them with an overview of the main data visualization techniques, to produce quality information and fight disinformation and fake news.

Luiss School Journalism open day


It will be the Luiss School Journalism open day a moment to spread awareness as well as highlighting the importance of supporting various forms of the fight against disinformation and debunking false news. The event will take place On 3th February 2021, when the school will open its doors, virtually. Students and lecturers will give citizens first-hand information about their personal experiences with the Luiss study programme. After that, the panellists will answer some practical questions. The objective of this meeting, which will bring together experts of diverse fields of study, will be to create an open dialogue about the close relationship between the phenomenon of disinformation and the covid, in the context of the current pandemic.

Media literacy

Webinar / Training course

Luiss is working on the organization of a series of workshops, Media Literacy, training sessions and conferences that are directed to a young audience: high school public. The main objective is intended to encourage them to create a critical vision of society and inquire using adequate sources of information. Luiss will present to them some of its big data research tools, as well as, its practical applications.