"Film it: multimedia practices for cultural dialogue and inclusion"

It is Erasmus+ KA1 five month project for youth workers from six EU countries: Estonia, Netherlands, Greece, Romania, Spain and Portugal.

Project aims to develop multimedia initiatives for youth work. It moves from the assumption that youth NGOs can play a key role in addressing cultural dialogue and inclusion of youth with or without migrant backgrounds via multimedia practices. This initiative explores the main concerns on social inclusion and how to use multimedia tools for cultural dialogue and sharing of best practices regarding involvement of youth with fewer opportunities.The project is designed by Mitra NGO to promote youth work, exchange of experience and non-formal educational practices among participants.

General objectives of this project are the promotion of the European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, insuring free movement of persons.

The specific objectives of the project are:

* exchanging ideas and best practices on multimedia role in youth work;
* developing digital competences by creating a professional self-branding video and a competitive video-CV;
* understanding the role of young people in their local realities in the context of active participation and inclusion;
* exploring multimedia activities as a tool for intercultural dialogue and social inclusion and adapting different types of multimedia activities to different target groups, in particular young people;
* giving to youth workers the ability to develop marketable multimedia skills and build multimedia based products;
* preparing youth workers as multipliers of new gained competences.

The project includes preparation, training course, dissemination and follow-up activities.

The training course will be held in Estonia, in Taevaskoja between September 23-30, 2017. During the training course there will be team building activities, presentations of partnersí organisations and sharing of best practices in multimedia, social and cultural inclusion workshops, presentation of research work on youth with fewer opportunities, European Citizenship education for social and cultural inclusion, multimedia methods as a methods for inclusion, creation of new activities and youth projects under Erasmus+ Programme, work on dissemination plan to share project results in youth organisations and partnersí countries, work on YouthPasses, evaluation of the training course and attractive wishes to participants.

The mulimedia approach in youth work is targeted through non-formal learning aciviies, learning by doing acivities and educaional and arisic development workshops.

The methodology of the training course is based on the principles of non-formal educaion. The main focus will be placed on the paricipants, fostering their acive paricipaion, mutual learning, discussing and sharing of experience and good pracices.

Follow up activities will include work on new Erasmus+ projects and other aciviies in partnersí countries (acion plans will be created during the training course).

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