Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2017
MEDIART project recognizes the needs that exist in every local community, offers opportunities to young people to express their creativities, spreads all interesting information for them and for their future life and employment by promoting via media the “International days messages”. MEDIART needs volunteers who are actively involved, support and add with their new fresh ideas, promoting with their European background the culture diversity to the local society. Volunteers help themselves to improve their skills and knowledge through non formal education, learning by doing and supporting by the project methodologies and experts who help them to carrying out their tasks. In this way they will build their personal future capital in order to face more easily the “youth-unemployment”, that increase in Europe because of the financial crisis. So, needs & targets, organization & volunteers will meet in this project and offer an added value to them and to the local society.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 open minded and honest, well communicative with enthusiasm , regardless their sex, education and country, between 17 and 30 years old. Giving priority to the volunteers that have less opportunity to live.The volunteer’s tasks will be the following: 1) Radio Station:Volunteer’s tasks are in control sound system, create and records a personal radio spot to promoting and advertises his/ her broadcast. 2) International web- campaign promoting social and human values: Volunteers research on data , links, informations that the project MEDIART given and cooperate with international organizations, local authorities and local NGOs. They try every time, to involve in the campaign as many as it is possible. Each one of the local bodies takes a part of action. PRAXIS volunteers has to “cover” journalistic reporting promote the events taking pictures interviews and finally using all documentation create YouTubes. 3) Youth information center: Elaboration of questionnaires or survey campaigns * Creation of information material * Dissemination of the information in internet and local media *Answers to the questions of the young people collection of young people’s expectations and propositions of activities 4)Cooperation with schools: with the idea of creating links between schools and the organisation. 5) Youth cultural activities: Thematic month, presenting their country through history, culture and society. 6) 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 NGO’s of the region.7) Support for students projects and local NGOs initiatives: by the realization of their activities, Help by the promotion information and all their actions via social media and radio - Help in developing solidarity and cooperation between youth organizations. 8) Outdoor activities: in cooperation with surrounding municipalities, including each time a fair-play and respect dimension, as well as combining those events with information prevention campaign anti-drugs/alcohol, anti-stress, safe sex, tolerance.Their knowledge of how the media works will be a main area of importance. This will be tied in with gaining skills and practical experience in many different media sources. Journalism lessons given by a professional journalist. The volunteers learn a lot about Europe, and different cultures around the world. MEDIART perspective emphasizes the role of non-formal learning in the context of social reconstructionism. Training opportunities cannot be neutral processes, therefore, all participants whatever their particular nature may be, should be involved in a joint process of exploring issues of common interest and constructing knowledge in the light of the above mentioned framework.It follows that the individual’s stances, attitudes, understanding and mental power are highly valued and directed towards further growth and development through learning by practical operation or doing, creative self-expression and practically-oriented activities towards the needs of a rapidly changing society. Our philosophy, therefore, is one that leads to an emphasis on the process of self-direction and autonomy.The program’s overall aim is value-based, in that, it seeks to develop the human values of democracy and cooperation in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural society, provide opportunities for self-growth and awareness in the understanding of others, develop sensitivity to human feelings and emotions, and finally, engage participants in active involvement in decision making processes related to the specific activities that our organization offers media, culture and special education activities.
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