Start date: Jan 5, 2017,
End date: Nov 4, 2018
MEDIART project recognizes the needs of the local community and offers opportunities to young people to express their creativity, and develop their skills for their future life and employment by promoting via media the “ International days messages”. MEDIART needs volunteers who actively participate, support and bring in their fresh new ideas, promoting cultural diversity to the local community of Serres. Volunteers acquire new and improve their existing skills and knowledge through non formal learning methods, being supported by experts who help them to carrying out their tasks. This way they will build their personal future capital in order to face more easily the “youth-unemployment” challenges, which have increased the last five years in Europe because of the financial crisis. The main theme of the activity is media and communication along with culture. It is related to using the media to communicate and express cultural issues. The project welcomes any future volunteer, aged between 18 and 30 years old, who is open-minded, motivated, communicative, and eager to learn and contribute to the project regardless of gender, color, nationality, religion and education. Young people with fewer opportunities are given priority.The volunteers' tasks will be the following: 1) Radio Station: control sound system, create and record a personal radio spot to promote and advertise their broadcast2) International web- campaign promoting social and EU values. PRAXIS volunteers are expected to promote the events of PRAXIS by taking pictures, conducting interviews and documentation 3) Youth information center: a) Elaboration of questionnaires or survey campaigns b) Creation of information material c) Dissemination of the information on Internet and the local media d) Answering the questions of the young people, collecting and recording young people’s expectations and proposals for activities 4) Cooperation with schools: with the idea of creating links between schools and the organisation5) Youth cultural activities: Thematic month, presenting their country through history, culture and society6) Multimedia activities: Web blogs: articles, reports and interviews, bringing new themes and opinions. Creation of a website by gathering all good practices on youth participation and information in Europe in cooperation with the other NGOs of the region.7) Support in students projects and local NGOs initiatives:- through the realization of activities, - by helping with the promotion of information and all the actions via social media and radio - by helping in developing solidarity and cooperation between youth organizations 8) Outdoor activities: in cooperation with surrounding municipalities, combining these events with information campaign anti-drugs/alcohol, anti-stress, safe sex, tolerance.Their knowledge of how the media works is a main interest are This will be tied in with gaining skills and practical experience in many different media sources provided by a professional journalist. The volunteers learn a lot about Europe and different cultures around the world.MEDIART project lays emphasis on the role of non-formal education in the context of social reconstructionism. Training opportunities cannot be neutral processes, therefore, a joint process of exploring issues of common interest and constructing knowledge in the light of the above mentioned framework is provided.It follows that the individual’s stances, attitudes, understanding and mental power are highly valued and directed towards further growth and development by learning in practice/experiential leatning, creative self-expression and practically-oriented activities towards the needs of a rapidly changing society.MEDIART project's overall aim is value-based, in that, it seeks to develop the values of democracy and cooperation in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural society, to provide opportunities for self-growth and awareness in the understanding of others, to develop sensitivity to human feelings and emotions, and finally, to engage participants in the decision making processes related to the specific activities that PRAXIS offers through its media, culture and special education activities.
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