Tools of social media in hands of youth
Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Jan 31, 2016
The main aim of this project proposal is to raise awareness and create space for open dialogue, inter-cultural understanding, mutual respect and acceptance of diversity between majority and minority groups, not only in the partner countries involved, but across Europe – and potentially the world. Sub themes will be active citizenship and human rights education.
We will empower European youth, enabling them to take direct action through reporting of discrimination issues and life stories directly on the future website, through action blogging, footage, article- and video production (creating an Online magazine). The sharing of life stories and experiences is crucial for inter-cultural understanding and mutual respect, since sympathy grows directly proportional with knowledge, networking, and friendships.
Teams of 8 participants (32 in total) will be selected in each partner country. Project will be organized during August 2015 in (Naujoji Akmenė, Lithuania. The daily programe is designed for 8 working days. Using non-formal education methods we will offer participants wide veriety of interactive workshops, presentations and discussion platforms comprising blogging, graphical designing, and video production we will make campaigns targeted at European citizens in general, raising awareness of discrimination issues all over Europe.
As an outcome of our project we expect that participants will use the new skills and competences to plan local campaigns and become more active in their communities and organizations.
The use of new media opens the possibilities of dissemination and exploitation widely. Through an online magazine, action blogging, poster and video production, the outcomes and results of the project will be available to anyone – all over the world. In addition, we want to make a common exhibit of the results in each partner organization after the end of the project.
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