Deadline:22 May 2016
Open to: bloggers and online activists from European countries, especially from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian Federation
Venue: 31 July – 7 August 2016 Odessa, Ukraine
The German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) together with Sourcefabric and n-ost, welcome you to take part in a 6-day workshop in Odessa, Ukraine, from 31 July – 7 August 7, 2016. Shift. Shape. Mobilize. is a network for bloggers and online activists from Europe. In 2016 the workshop is throwing light on TRUE LIES.
All over Europe societies are becoming polarized. People seeking clear answers face masses of information that may or may not be reliable. Where does truth end and populism or propaganda begin? Is it a lie to leave out details or rip a quote out of its context? In times of systematic misinformation these are more than philosophical questions. It is nothing new to notice that a single statistical dataset can be used for contrary interpretations and arguments. But propaganda, which was easier to disregard when it came only via state media, now attacks from all angles. Debunking a troll takes skills in identifying biased presentation, tendentious phrasing, and other manipulations hidden under a reputable or harmless surface.
Bloggers and online activists from different European countries. Applications from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian Federation are especially welcome. Selection will be made in line with gender and geographical balance. You are:
- Actively blogging or regularly posting in social media on sociopolitical topics, either by directly addressing social, political, economic or environmental issues in your country or in Europe, or by addressing them in an artistic way, such as photography, comics, music, artistic actions and campaigns, etc.;
- Proficient in English (the workshop will be conducted in English);
- Available to attend the workshop in full, from July 31 (arrival) to August 7 (departure) in Odessa, Ukraine.
All costs will be covered by the organizers of the event, including travel to / from Odessa, visa, accommodation, meals and all materials to be used during the workshop.
How to apply?
Interested candidates are invited to apply by filling the application form in English. Deadline for applying is 22 May 2016.
For more information please visit the official website.