Deadline: 1 September 2016
Open to: participants above 18, involved in youth work as representatives of NGOs, teachers, volunteers, trainers, facilitators and project managers
Venue: 24-30 October 2016, Rzeszow, Poland
Educate Me(dia) is a short training course helps participants to develop media literacy skills, understand how to develop empathy with the message sender or receiver and how to be effective in communication.
This course is designed to be interactive and based on experiential learning. It focuses on topics such as: media literacy in the digital age; teaching youth to critically read and create media; influences of media upon cultural identity, intercultural conflict management and intercultural communication.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Use media technologies effectively to access, store, retrieve and share content to meet their individual and community needs and interests;
- Understand how and why media content is produced;
- Analyse critically the techniques, languages and conventions used by the media, and the messages they convey;
- Use media creatively to express and communicate ideas, information and opinions;
- Identify, and avoid or challenge, media content and services that may be unsolicited, offensive or harmful;
- Make effective use of media in the exercise of their democratic rights and civic responsibilities;
- Learn the skills and understand cross-cultural communication;
- Explore the concept of being an active citizen and what this means at the level of the EU;
- Understand how media can influence diversity and multiculturalism positive effect for the continent;
- Learn how to develop further partnerships within Europe and acquire funding to
develop project sponsorship opportunities for mobility.
The training course is addressed to people who:
- Ages 18+;
- Are involved in youth work as representatives of ;
- Are able to communicate in English;
- Are interested in media literacy;
- Are willing to combat hate speech;
- Express need for enriching knowledge on new non-formal education tools;
- Express need for networking and sharing experiences with other youth workers;
- Are ready to take part in the whole seminar;
- Have organizational support for further youth activities.
The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme, so there is no participation fee.
The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.
Travel tickets are refundable for the participants who attend the whole program and subject to giving the organisers all the return travel tickets and boarding passes.Maximum travel reimbursement per participant from each country is up to as follows:
- Bulgaria EUR 275;
- Croatia EUR 275;
- Macedonia EUR 275;
- Slovakia EUR 180;
- Greece EUR 275;
- Portugal EUR 360;
- Romania EUR 275;
Participants from Poland have to care for their own travel costs.
How to apply?
The deadline for applying is 1 September 2016.
For more information, please visit the official website.