Call for Participants for ‘World Perspectives: Diversity Voices’ training course for young media makers, Budapest, 23-29 November

European-Youth-Press-EYPAre you a young media-maker, blogger or studying to become a journalist? Are you concerned about the refugee crisis in Europe and feel passionate for minorities’ rights? Do you want to make a difference to media presentation of minorities’, migrants’ and refugees’ issues in your country?

Do you want to learn how to present balanced reports on these sensitive issues as well as to recognize bias in media?

Then this call is for you!

European Youth Press is looking for participants to join the Training Course ‘World Perspectives: Diversity Voices’ that will take place from the 23 to the 29 of November 2015 in Budapest.

The project

The main objective of the training course is to increasing professional journalistic capacities through hands-on reporting as well as to create an international network of young media makers and analysts active on minority and youth rights.

The project aims to raise awareness on biased information about minorities issues in the media, and the frequency with which they appear. Participants will represent a diverse range of countries and cultural backgrounds, which will bring an added range of new insights and experience to group work, built around inter-cultural exchange.

Participants of the training course will:

  • Engage with key issues through combination of peer-to-peer learning, group exercise, discussions, role-plays, analyses and expert presentations.
  • Get acquainted with diverse and differing accounts both in international and their own national media about selected news items and asked to critically analyze them.
  • Learn about the human rights of minority, migrant and refugee communities in Europe and look at strategies for how minorities can more effectively participate in the media.
  • Undertake a number of practical media workshops, which will increase their journalistic and media production (photo, video, print, online, radio) skills.
  • Create through group work a short media piece on the topics of minority, migrant and refugee rights, by the end of the study session.

Financial Information

This training course is funded by the Erasmus+ grant. From 100% to 80% of international travel costs will be covered and reimbursed to participants after the training.

Although travel costs will be reimbursed, participants will be expected to make their own travel arrangements as soon as possible after being selected. Participants will be also expected to take the cheapest route from their place of residence to Budapest.

Additionally, organizers will provide accommodation, meals and all materials to be used.

A 30 Euro participation fee will be charged by the organizers.

Who can apply?

This call is open for:

  • Young media-makers, journalism students, bloggers and citizen journalists with demonstrated interest in issues related to the rights of ethnic minorities, migrants and refugees;
  • Between 18-30 years old;
  • Residents of Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia and Sweden;
  • Proficient in English;
  • Participants of minority backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to apply by filling application form here:
Deadline for receiving applications is: 14 October, 23:59h CET.

Read more here.

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