Youth Forum: Refugees and Migrants in the New Media

Posted on April 4th, 2017 in EventsRespond to this post »

Better representation of migrants and refugees in the new media, increased youth media literacy and more initiatives for the promotion of diversity and integration were some of the main conclusions of the second Youth Forum “Refugees and Migrants in the New Media in South-East Europe and Central Europe”.

The realization of the event was also generously supported by the Visegrad Fund and the Central European Initiative (CEI). The Forum was organized by the Association for Education Mladiinfo International in partnership with Mladiinfo Slovakia, Mladiinfo Czech Republic, Mladiinfo Poland and DemNet Hungary. More than 60 young researchers, journalists and activists from around 15 countries shared their views on the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis, presented their own field... Read More »

Expedition through Adventure, Mountains, Adrenaline…and more…

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

Expedition Camera, one of the biggest outdoor and travel film festival in Slovakia and Czech Republic will fill up your adventurous souls. In Slovakia this festival  takes place annually in February and March in Bratislava and Pezinok. The film festival includes adventure, travel, expedition, mountain climbing, extreme sports and similar movies.

This festival takes place in over 200 cities. We have met with Michal Knitl, who started by organizing the travel festival Cestou Necestou or “Off the beaten track”, that was a big success so he continued motivating people to travel by organizing the next big thing, the festival Expedicna Kamera.

My impressions to be shared with you

The first screening was attended by few hundreds of... Read More »

From Yugosphere to Eurosphere – Now and Then

Posted on December 29th, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

The Balkans are one of the most interesting parts of the European mainland. I consider them a puzzle of different nations and minorities, a place of many differences and similarities at the same time, a region with rich cultural and food offer, filled with amazing nature and authentic architecture. It is a region worth being discovered and visited. This September, there was one more reason to visit the Balkans – the International Youth Conference, organized by Youth Alliance, happening traditionally in Krushevo (#iyckr2016), a small and lovely town in Macedonia.

Macedonia, along with neighboring Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, was known as Yugoslavia just 2,5 decades ago. Exactly this was one of the... Read More »

Multifaceted Perspective of the Student Life at CEU

Posted on December 12th, 2016 in Articles, Events1 Response »

University on the “crossroads” of cultures. University where faculty and students from more than 100 countries. University in the Central Europe where intercultural and interdisciplinary education is the highest value. Can you guess which one? Central European University in Budapest, Hungary is the answer to this puzzle. Let’s explore deeper the intercultural spirit of the University.

Founded back in 1991, in the times when revolutionary changes were happening in Central and Eastern Europe, based on the premise that human fallibility can be counterbalanced by the critical discussion of ideas and that this critical spirit can be sustained best in societies where citizens have the freedom, currently with approximately 1,400 students and 370 faculty members from more than... Read More »

Is Reading Becoming a Dying Habit?

Posted on December 1st, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

What was the last present you bought for your friend or relative for his or her birthday? A new phone, some jewelry, clothing, or some good wine? Can you recall when was the last time that you bought a hard copy of a book as a present, or have you even bought one for yourself recently? Hard to recall right?! …I thought so…

Facing similar situation, I was very happy to hear that the IDMC (Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture) with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, decided to organize for the second year in a row, a great initiative called “Tirana Reads”.

This reading marathon, which was also... Read More »

Media Literacy Through Erasmus +: Learning While Having Fun

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

The most recent political developments around the world, among which Brexit and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president stand out, have proved the existence of deep divisions in many societies. These events have also proved that information is the new gold. Given that the amount of new digital content produced in 2011, for example, amounts to several million times the combined contents of every book written in history, the ability to access, process, evaluate, and interpret claims, messages, and numbers is more needed than ever before. If we are to find our way in what some have termed the age of “post-truth politics”, in which “truth is not falsified or contested, but of secondary importance,” we need to... Read More »

The Importance of Having Courage to be First

Posted on September 21st, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

There are builders, and there are users. There are creators, and there are supporters. There are leaders, and there are followers. And it is never easy to be in the first group. But in this case, the Association for education Mladiinfo International once again was not afraid to set a foot forward and take a leap while jumping into a new field, all for support of the Macedonian ecosystem. On September 5th, together with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Macedonia, Impact Hub Skopje and Association Public (Magazin LiceVLice), they organized the first edition of Social Innovators Conference.

The format of the conference was similar to a TEDx Conference, where speakers shared personal stories in the field of social impact in... Read More »

Finding the Common at TEDx Tirana

Posted on June 10th, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

Author: Ina Gjika Editor: Dimitar Chatleski Photo credits: Ina Gjika

Imagine you are in a place where new ideas are flowing constantly, providing you with inspiration and out-of-the-box thinking. Imagine also that in this place, you can get a touch of biology, architecture, photography, music, archeology and all sorts of other fields. Finally, imagine that in the same place, you can also socialize and meet professionals, and make new friends… Some of you may think this place is just utopia and does not exist. Yet, let me tell you dear readers that this place is real, and it even has a name: TEDx.

TED, a non-profit organization, started in 1984 as an event with speakers from the Technology, Entertainment, and Design... Read More »

Live Magazine – or How On-stage Storytelling Can Bring Journalism to Life

Posted on June 7th, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

Author: Larisa Rusu Editor: Dimitar Chatleski Photo credits: Difference Day

Can you imagine journalists bringing their stories to life? Well, actually this does indeed happen, and I have had the chance to see it during the event titled ‘Difference Day’, held in Brussels on the 3rd of May. On this day, celebrating the United Nations’ World Press Freedom Day, a creative team of journalists presented to us what they call Live Magazine.

Journalism aficionados know how good storytelling can make up for an all-encompassing, complete experience. A team of five French journalism professionals and visual artists take storytelling to a whole other level with an interactive format of journalism where stories are performed on stage. Live Magazine is... Read More »

Tunisia Hosted the Second Civic Education Conference

Posted on May 20th, 2016 in Articles, EventsRespond to this post »

Author: Dimitar Chatleski Photo credits: Antoaneta Ivanova

Following the good outcomes from the first conference that took place back in December 2013 in Alexandria, from May 13-15, 2016 Tunisia hosted the second Civic Education Conference. Organized by the Goethe Institut, while being built on 60 recommendations, it inspired the participants and speakers of this year’s conference through participatory approach to focus on assessing the development of the sector.

Having close to 150 participants from European and Arab countries, The Civic Education Conference 2016 collected participants from governmental and non-governmental agencies, as well as experts from Europe, the MENA region and the United States of America.

Having two languages as official, English, and Arabic, the conference was base around... Read More »