DigiView

Two-part Training Course project in Albania and Montenegro

About the project


Training course ''DigiView: applying video and photography skills in youth work'' is a project that consists of two parts.


It will take place autumn 2019 in cooperation with French NGO Mitra and local partners.


Activity 1. Applying photography skills in youth work in Shkoder, Albania.

Dates: August 29 – September 7 2019.


Activity 2. Applying video skills in youth work in Bar, Montenegro.
Dates: November 6-15 2019.

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The objectives of the trainings are:


- exchanging ideas and best practices on multimedia role in youth work using the newest photo and video-tools;

- developing digital competences by creating a professional self-branding video and a competitive video-CV;

- understanding the role of young people in their local realities in the context of active participation and inclusion;

- exploring multimedia activities as a tool for intercultural dialogue and social inclusion and adapting different types of multimedia activities to different target groups, in particular young people;

- giving to youth workers the ability to develop marketable multimedia skills and build multimedia based products;

- preparing youth workers as multipliers of new gained competences.


There will be a cultural trip to a historical town Kruja arranged as a part of the training course. Additionally and optionally you can visit a photo archive Marubi or a castle in Shkoder.



Requirements to the participants of the training course:


1. The participants should have basic level in photo/video and multimedia.

2. The have to bring either a smartphone or a camera. If the have a good reflex camera - it would be great, but not compulsory. They do need to bring their laptops to be able to edit the produced material.

3. A general focus of the training will be on application of photo/video techniques in the youth work. All acquired knowledge has to be used in the field of youth work as Erasmus+ programme stipulates it.

4. It is acceptable to be an amateur photographer or a youth leader (NGO volunteers, youth workers, NGO activists) motivated to participate in the course to improve one’s photo skills.

PARTNER COUNTRIES

Sweden, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Estonia, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia.


ORGANISER and PARTNERS:


More Mosaic is a non-governmental organization based in Stockholm, Sweden. Its aims are to promote academic, cultural and political exchange, to participate in the discussion about European citizenship and to serve as a platform for meaningful collaboration between Sweden, EU and other actors beyond former geopolitical borders.

http://www.moremosaic.eu


MITRA, France is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation established in Nice, France in 2015. Its members have experience of participation in LLP and Erasmus+ projects. We organise different training courses and particularly in multimedia and media content analysis projects for youth and adults. Mitra France members are interested in learning new competences in media literacy and also about possibilities of Erasmus+ Programme to improve local activities in France. We want to know about experience of other project partners because of that we want to organise this project. We also plan to collect best practices and share experiences with the aim to use them in youth work locally in France and in Europe.



Albania


CSDC Durres promotes and supports civil society development in the Durres region by supporting, mobilizing and bringing together the most important actors from civil society and local government. CSDC is very effective in the coordination and the empowerment of the civil society organizations and actors in the Durres region focusing on youth and gender equality. CSDC has impacted civil society organizations and has successfully promoted collaboration, activism and networking of civil society organizations and local government. The center also encourages and supports the creation of new organizations and community groups.

As a direct result of the assessment process, the municipality of Durres has increased its support to several local non-profits, including social service based NGOs dealing with children, youth and elderly. CSDC promotes political involvement in strengthening the legitimacy of local government institutions and the democratic accountability of political players.


Montenegro


NGO „Prima“, non-profit organization which is dealing with youth issues, established 2010, by years-long experienced activists in civil youth sector. We are developing following programs: Youth and Human Rights; Youth Policies, Non-formal education and Prevention of Violence among youth, Youth Mobility and Counseling. Prima is one of the founder and member of Montenegrin Youth Forum - umbrella youth organization. However, Prima is mostly recognized in Montenegro by its program of non-formal education of peer educators in aim to spread culture of non-violence and to prevent violence among or over youth. Main topics are: peer violence, domestic violence over youngsters, sexual violence and violence in teenage love-relationships, non-violent communication and antidiscrimination. We have network of peer educators and activists in almost all municipalities, mainly active in schools, Universities and youth clubs. Also, we are running some initiatives with institutions in aim of prevention of violence among youth, gathering our members and peer educators with decision-makers.

Also, we are working with University students in Montenegro, mostly trainings to raise their activism and trainings about advocacy and lobbying for student's rights and standards. It’s good to mention that we have a representative in Regional body for Civil Education.

Work of NGO Prima is based on human rights, antidiscrimination and inclusiveness. Especially, we are working from women's rights and minority rights base. In every project or action we take care about gender balance.

www.nvoprima.org

Activity 1. Applying photography skills in youth work in Shkoder, Albania

HOTEL & ACCOMMODATION

The participants will stay in the hotel Kaduku (3-4 person per room)

http://www.hotel-kaduku.com/


Address: Rr. Sudenti 84/1, Shkoder.


Three meals per day will be provided in the hotel.


It is located in the very center of Shkoder at convenient promenade distance to the most highlights of the city.


Main training activities will take part in the premises of CSDC Shkoder just across the road from the hotel. Coffee breaks will be arranged on location.

How to get there

The closest airport is the International Airport “Mother Theresa“ (in Tirana) that is only 101 km far from the center of Shkoder. From the “Mother Teresa” airport, LU-NA shpk offers a shuttle service from the airport to Tirana and vice versa. The bus is stationed behind the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The rate for a single fare is 300 Albanian Lek.

As you stop in Tirana city, you have to take another bus “Tirana – to Shkoder. Globtour from Tirana to Shkodra has the most daily schedules.


On average there is one bus scheduled per day. Globtour has the most regularly scheduled departures from Tirana to Shkodra.

Typically there is one Globtour schedule per day from Tirana to Shkodra and you can expect on average to pay $5.78 for a Globtour ticket to Shkodra. In Tirana, Globtour departs to Shkodra from Rruga Kastriotet 25, In Shkodra, Globtour arrives at Bus Station,

An average trip on Globtour from Tirana to Shkodra takes 3 hours and 5 minutes, On weekends, Globtour offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $5.71 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Shkodra.



For those whose flights fit the morning bus at 10:15. PLEASE BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE.


https://getbybus.com/en/bus-tirana-to-shkoder



We will do our best to arrange a transfer Tirana-Shkoder-Tirana on arrival and departure days. The cost of this transfer will vary and be around 20 euro depending on the number of persons taking one vehicle.


Please, all of you, focus on booking the best flights and fill our TRAVEL FORM, so we can see the whole picture in advance.

TRAVEL COSTS

Please remember to take with you all your printed tickets and to give them to the project’s responsible.

Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes.Save the boarding passes from your airport check-in as well. Please, be aware that in case you lose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/inforeuro/inforeuro_en.cfm

Important: the reimbursement of travel costs for participants will be done via transfer to one bank account, providing we receive all original travel documents within two months after the training.

Insurance: It is participants’ responsibility to have (travel) insurance.

Travel grant per person (3 persons from each partner):


Albania - 20 euro
Montenegro - 20 euro
Croatia - 180 euro
Estonia - 275 euro
France - 275 euro
Greece - 180 euro
Germany - 275 euro
Hungary - 275 euro
Kosovo - 180 euro
Portugal - 530 euro
Romania - 180 euro
Slovakia - 275 euro
Sweden - 275 euro.


You are welcome to consult with us before purchasing the tickets via actukreu (at) gmail.com


According to the rules, you can arrive maximum 2 days earlier and leave maximum 2 days later on one's own living expense.

TRAVEL FORM

Activity 2. Applying video skills in youth work in Bar, Montenegro

Hotel and Accommodation

Training will take place in Hotel “Sidro” (ship anchor, engl) in Bar, Montenegro. https://www.hotelsidro.com/index-eng.html

Address of this hotel is: Obala 13. jula bb, 85000 Bar, Montenegro. Hotel Sidro is located in immediate vicinity of the sea and the city center.


For more details about Bar, our host town, you can check the web site of Touristic Organization of Bar: http://www.visitbar.org/index.php?lang=en (you can choose other languages, as well).


Participants will be provided with full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks) and lodging in 2-3 person rooms.


All rooms have air conditioner, television, toilet with bath-cabin, balcony and wireless internet. Each person will be accommodated with participants from different countries.


You will be provided by towels, shampoos, soaps and toilet paper but you’re advised to bring additional cosmetics.

TRAVEL COSTS

Please remember to take with you all your printed tickets and to give them to the project’s responsible.


Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes.Save the boarding passes from your airport check-in as well. Please, be aware that in case you lose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/budget/contracts_grants/info_contracts/inforeuro/inforeuro_en.cfm


Important: the reimbursement of travel costs for participants will be done via transfer to one bank account, providing we receive all original travel documents within two months after the training.


Insurance: It is participants’ responsibility to have (travel) insurance. The EU citizens can obtain it in their respective countries via

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559

Travel grant per person (3 persons from each partner):


Albania - 180 euro
Montenegro - 20 euro
Croatia - 180 euro
Estonia - 275 euro
France - 275 euro
Greece - 180 euro
Germany - 275 euro
Hungary - 275 euro
Kosovo - 180 euro
Portugal - 530 euro
Romania - 180 euro
Slovakia - 275 euro
Sweden - 275 euro.


You are welcome to consult with us before purchasing the tickets via actukreu (at) gmail.com


According to the rules, you can arrive maximum 2 days earlier and leave maximum 2 days later on one's own living expense.

How to get there

BY PLANE

Airport with best connections in Montenegro is Podgorica’s airport “Golubovci”. Other option is to choose airport Tivat, but we recommend Podgorica. It has good connections with Belgrade, Rome, Istanbul, Brussels, Vienna, Budapest…

Podgorica’s airport is small and you will go through all procedures very quickly.


From Podgorica’s airport to Bar:

Unfortunately, there is no shuttle bus driving from and to airport. So, there are 2 options:

  1. You can walk for about 1 kilometer from the airport to the nearest train (railway) station. That is 15-20 minutes by walk. (In Montenegrin language: vozna stanica). When you see an overpass, go under it and there you will see a train stop. Trains for Bar will come from the right side. You takes approximately 50 minutes to the last stop – Bar railway station. Be aware when checking train schedule that those are times when train is departing from Podgorica and it takes 5 minutes to reach this train stop near the airport.
  2. If you are arriving night time with no trains, you can order a taxi to pick you up in front of the airport’s building. This taxi will drive you to main bus or railway station in City of Podgorica. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach Main bus/railway station. Taxi from airport to bus/railway station costs about 5-7 euros per ride. We recommend you to send message to: Peugeot Taxi +382 69 919 723 (SMS and Viber) PG Taxi +382 68 019704 (SMS) +382 68 119 704 (Viber) Take a bill in aim to be reimbursed Be aware that other taxi drivers at airport will probably try to convince you that trains and buses are in protest and that public transport doesn’t work that day. Don’t believe them – it is classic way to push you to take their taxi and to pay a lot of money. Their rides costs about 12-15 euros, which is expensive. We would not reimburse this.
  3. Main bus and main railway station in Podgorica, as well as in Bar, are next to one other.


BY BUS


From Podgorica’s Main Bus Station:

Buses are very often. One way ride costs 4 - 5 €. It takes 01.00 - 01:15 h to reach Bar and you have to leave a bus at last stop – Main bus station of Bar. Walk to hotel around 15 minutes. Please, check the map below.

Participants coming from Albania can reach Bar by bus from Shkoder to Ulcinj, and then another bus to Bar.


BY TRAIN

From Podgorica’s Railway Station:

One way ride costs 2,40 €. It takes 1 hour to reach Bar. You have to leave a train at the last stop in Bar. Also, we recommend you to choose local trains, not fast-ones, because locals are more exact and on time. When you leave a train, walk to hotel about 15 minutes.

Travel form

What to bring

- all original printed tickets for the trip and boarding passes;

- passport for traveling, very important:

- your own mug for tea (that you can exchange with another person as a part of the activity),

- food & national symbols for the intercultural evening (traditional clothes,

tourist brochures or similar things are welcome);

- water proof jackets and shoes,

CONTACTS

From the Swedish organization:


Yulia Usova - Head of More Mosaic

actukreu (at) gmail.com

Tel: +46 793348875 (Viber)


From the Montenegro organization:


Jelena Jovanovic:

jelena.nvoprima@gmail.com

+38263463544

https://www.facebook.com/jelena.jovanovic.9862

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