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Youth Journalism for Europe
Start date: Jul 15, 2014, End date: Oct 15, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Youth Journalism for Europe - this is an international youth exchange project with 35 participants from seven countries: Lithuania, Georgia, Germany, Montenegro, Armenia, Austria, Turkey (5 people from each country - 4 younger people and 1 group leader). Youth exchange will take place in Siauliai, Lithuania, from July 26th to August 1st, 2014. The objectives of the project - to enable young people to get quality dissemination of information. To let them to try the media mechanisms on communication with media. Young people will exchange their knowledge, thoughts and experiences about Europeans main concerns such as unemployment, ecology, volunteering, health promotion, citizenship promotion, peace promotion, discrimination. Participants will have to discuss the given issues and then prepare materials based on four different journalistic platforms: print, radio, TV, Online. All their works will be published (audio piece will be played on our school radio (which broadcasts for all Siauliai region), print version will go to the school's monthly journal, TV program will be uploaded on Youtube and online multimedia story will be posted on our blog). Furthermore, all the final products will be recorded on CDs. We will use very interactive methods of working - participants will be able to express themselves, present all their knowledge about the subject, provide their personal thoughts and views and also get feedback from others. Listening to and accepting different ideas will be very much encouraged. Young people will have to prepare homework, also work on different tasks in small groups and individually as well. Working in groups, they will have to find the best way to perform the task. So, both experiences - being a team member and working independently - will be gained. Working in groups, exchanging opinions, discussing the most problematic topics together, young people from different European countries will get friends with each other, improve their level of tolerance and in addition to that, gain a good life experience and journalistic skills.
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