Call for Partners

Type of Action: Key Action 1, Mobility of Youth Workers

Project Title: RETHINK MEDIA

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Project Description

The need to increase the quality of services and also to enable youth workers and youth leaders to use various media tools more effectively was key motivation to prepare the training course ‘Rethink Media’ tackling essential competencies for life in 21st century: critical thinking, ability to analyze and create contact, spread message, get attention of audience, raise awareness encourage public debate on certain issue or. Moreover, the preparation team of this training course sees media literacy as essential skill closely connected with concept of democratic citizenship. In today’s world, young generation lives in an age when the most important messages about the actual issues are delivered through mass media such as social media. Young people need to understand the influence of mass media; they need to understand the power of media world. Moreover, they need to be train in using different techniques of communication because without media literacy, the basic and critical skill of nowadays, they will not be able to spread their messages around, they will not be able to make inform decision and take active role in decision making processes in their communities.

In overall, communication skills and ability to spread messages through media and to media are important for young people to be able to take an active role in the life their local communities and to create platforms and possibilities for open public discussions about topics that are actual in each community. By the training course ‘Rethink Media’ we aim to develop media and communication competencies of young workers and youth leaders and provide them an opportunity to experience various tools, methods and techniques that they can apply at their work with young people with goal to develop their media and communication competencies, including ability to think critically.

Goals

- To increase media and communication competencies of youth workers and leaders and provide them an opportunity for new stimulus at their work;

- To provide youth workers and leaders an opportunity to experience various methods, techniques and tools that they can apply at the work with young people;

- To raise ability of youth workers and leaders to apply media based methods, techniques and tools especially in learning processes focus on raising active youth participation, fighting discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices;

- To support sharing good practices across participant’ countries and increase quality of youth work being delivered by participating organizations;

- To facilitate developing new projects and initiatives tackling issues connected with media and communication under Erasmus + Programme.

Where & When

Autumn 2016 in Macedonia

Target Group:

The training course is targeting youth workers and youth leaders strongly interested to develop media and communication competencies, to explore methods, techniques and tools that they can use at their work with young people including these with fewer opportunities, to work on development of new project ideas that could be implemented under Erasmus + Programme.


Expected number of participants: 30 (2-3 participants per country).

Conditions

Our project, if approved will be financed by Erasmus + Program. Accommodation and food will be provided by organizers. Travel costs will be covered according to the founding rules of Erasmus + Program.

Organizers