Project dates: 5 days during October (16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd and 26th October) 16:00 to 19:00 CET
Project place: Online
Deadline for applying: URGENT!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
“YOUth on AIR – developing active participation and intercultural dialogue among youth through online media tools” – is a 12 month strategic partnership project involving partner organizations from the UK, Belgium, North Macedonia and Serbia. The project is aimed at developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field through using digital radio as the main tool. The project intends to strengthen and build – through training and exchange of good practices – competences of young people in digital media and practice their right for freedom of expression by providing space for youngsters from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to jointly partake in a learning activity that will enhance their digital skills, knowledge and capacities. The participants will explore the power of digital radio and its ability to significantly advance the position of youth, as it is a medium which is not yet being used to its full potential in most communities. The radio reaches a wide range of people and addresses the realities of local life, and it is still the second most popular medium accessed at least once a week by Europeans. Community radio often speaks in languages ignored by mainstream media and shares vital information with hard-to-reach audiences. This emphasizes the need for the transnational aspect of this project as the participants will get an insight into the extent to which the potential of community radio is and has been used in both member and non- member EU states.
ABOUT THE TRAINING COURSE
In October there will be an online training. Participants will be introduced with the main steps in the production timeline and trained in media skills, pre-production, production, broadcast, scripting, voicing, getting feedback, long term planning etc., by radio professionals. They will explore the use of radio and podcasting as a tool for engaging young people and making their voices heard.
The training will be split in 5 days during October (16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd and 27th October). The sessions will be held online on Zoom from 16:00 to 19:00 CET (with a short break in between) each of the abovementioned days. It is compulsory to attend all five days of the training and to complete the tasks given in between.
After the training in the period of November-January the participants will have a chance to test the learnt approaches and methodology and explore the power of digital radio and its ability to significantly advance the position of youth, by working on series of radio broadcasts named ‘Around Europe in 60 minutes’. They will work in their national teams, and each team will produce two broadcasts. The content of the broadcast will come entirely from the participants themselves, aided and mentored by the experts. Also, the Toolkit “Radio for quality youth work” that will be published soon will come in handy.
- Youth workers, youth activists, youth radio practitioners or representatives of associations and bodies that are involved in empowering active citizenship in young people (esc. those displaced or at risk of social exclusion).
- Age: 18-30
- Willing to attend all five days of the training and to complete the tasks given in between
- Motivated in the topic
- Able to understand and express themselves in English