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Gençlik Bilgilendirmesi'nde Vatandaş Medyası Bölgesel Eğitimleri ve Zirvesi
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Coordinated by YOUTHART Youth Art Researcha and Training Association, "Citizens Media in Youth Information Regional Trainings and Summit", consisting 7 regional trainings in 7 geographic regions of Turkey and 1 summit, aims to: - inform and support the youth about the EU Youth Strategy areas through public research - provide the youth with new tools through creative videos about Erasmus+ Programme - to promote policy making and new solutions in Youth Information 7 regional trainings on various themes realized with the participation of 105 participants in total, 15 from each region, and all the results, media productions and public research data presented and concluded in the summit with the participation of 75 participants from all over Turkey. Through the project, 170 participants out of 700+ online applicants directly participated in 8 main mobility activities in different cities. After the thematic regional trainings, all the traning outputs, media contents and public polls data was shared on the summit titled “"Citizens Media in Youth Information". Declaration on "Citizens Media in Youth Information" was prepared during the summit and published online. Activity programme included 8 main mobilities as follows: 1- Training for Eagean Region in İzmir on 17-18-19-20-21 April 2016, with the theme of "Education and Learning" 2- 2- Training for Eastern Anatolia Region in Van on 17-18-19-20-21 July 2016, with the theme of "Social Inclusion" 3- 3- Training for Central Anatolia Region in Ankara on 18-19-20-21 July 2016, with theme of "Youth Participation" 4- 4- Training for Black Sea Region in Trabzon on 22-23-24-25 July 2016, with the theme of "Environment" 5- 5- Training for South-eastern Anatolia Region in Gaziantep on 27-28-29-30 July 2016, with the theme of "Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship" 6- 6- Training for Mediaterranean Sea Region in Antalya on 10-11-12-13 August 2016, with the theme of "World Youth and EXPO Voluntarism" 7- 7- Training for Marmara Region in Edirne on 22-23-24-25 August 2016, with the theme of "Intercultural Dialogue" 8- 8- Summit on "Citizens Media in Youth Information" in İstanbul on 26-27-28 August 2016 Regional trainings were realized through cooperation and collaboration with local Eurodesk Info Points, Youth Centers of The Ministry of Youth and Sport, partner associations and foundations in these and nearby cities. During the project, in addition to written contents, public research data collected through “Citizens Media” tools was the most effective to affect the project results. Participants of the regional trainings interviewed the local citizens on the themes covered in the three-day trainings. It is the utmost importance to have prepared a policy paper emphasizing the significance of “Youth Information” through using “Citizens Media” tools and public research data on the themes referred in the European Union Youth Strategy Paper”. Young participants who were well-informed about Erasmus+ Programme and Eurodesk opportunities during the regional trainings developed their own youth projects on various themes covered in the activities and they have already taken some actions to realize their project in near future. This project seeded a lot of new projects. Furthermore, the youth with disadvantages had the chance to learn of opportunities in Europe, and they have taken part in mobilities abroad thanks to connections they had during this project. 31 provinces (out of 81) were represented in the project, about 20 videos were produced, more than 1000 photos taken, more than 250 social media contents were shared, and in total about 2000000 individuals were accessed through the project results. All the project contents and results are available (on in Turkish)
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