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Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Feb 29, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In the frame of a “youth in action” program (part of Erasmus +), the cultural portal invited young people from the Greater Region to take part in a video workshop around the Greater Region on the alternative system and the collaborative and social economy. The video project is a webserie documentary in 3 parts which will take place from 20th to 31th July 2015. First part was social with barter systems, carsharing, collaborative shops... The second part was dedicated to ecological initiatives which are in Greater Region: community gardens, Kokopelli associations... The last part addressed the cultural initiatives like for instance the old factories wich are transformed into social and cultural centers. The different filming spots have been decided before the workshop according to the initiatives of the collaborative and social economy which are present in Greater Region. Two filming days took place in Lorraine (France), two in Wallonia (Belgium), one day in Saarland (Germany), one day in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) and one day in Luxembourg. The picked up initiatives are indicated in the definitive planning in annex. Expected results: This realization of the documentary trained young people to audio visual technic while making them discover collaborative and social economy, the Greater Region and the neighbor countries cultures. They will learn and participate to all the different steps of an audio visual production: scenario writing, preparation of interviews, filming (images and sounds), communication (teaser, poster, blog) and distribution (presentation of the documentary during the festival of Thionville "Le réel en vue"). Experts and methodology Participants have had audio-visual experts and specialized organizers to accompany them technically along their journey. The video media allows a free exchange without any language obstacles. During the workshop, discussions on Greater Region and collaborative and social economy were also be encouraged between the partners coming from Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate, Sarre Luxembourg and Wallonia. Thanks to a video diary (kind of making of) which is posted online, participants were able to share their experiences and thoughts on so that other young people can discuss these themes. This workshop contributed to the interconnection of the living space and common work within the Greater Region, this represents also a European identity improvement. We worked with institutional or associative partners working either with youth or allowing the workshop to connect with the public. The workshop was opened to every young people interested by filming, the Greater Region or collaborative and social economy. Young people got the chance to join this workshop.
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