Egyesek hosts 27 youth workers, young people working in the field of media, and young volunteers interested in the topic from 9 countries (LT, LV, CR, RO, BG, FR, TR, CZ, HU) on a 10-day long youth exchange in October 2012. The event takes place in Hollókő, situated in Nógrád county, one of the poorest regions of Hungary with a high percentage of Roma population. The themes are sharing knowledge, participation&inclusion, creativity&challenge through exploring how media can used in youth work (core activity: a field work project, creating diverse media content together with the local youth).Our aim is to create a possibility to exchange existing knowledge on using media and youth work and to give a possibility to the participants with different experience to create a common pool of knowledge. This is done through field work: for 5 days they organize media-actions for local youth (aged 8-14) where they create media contents together. We also aim to make everybody experience how media can be used in order express opinions and create a free, democratic, tolerant Europe.Methods: non-formal and experiential learning in our activities (basic media skills workshops, teambuilding, cooperation games, field work), an open event showing the results of the action to the local communities. The field work is carried out in small international groups in order to provide space for maximizing knowledge-sharing, in 2 villages where most of the youth is poor, Roma, and lacks education. The content they create together expresses their point of view on different European values and the themes of the project. It will be shown on our website and on the open event, and as dissemination we will create a toolkit on media&youth work in order that a lot of people can benefit from it.We have an already existing strong cooperation with our local and international partners. Our goal is to create a high-quality and intensive experience for the participants.
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