“Young Journalists” is a new innovative KA1 Erasmus+ Youth exchange for youth workers, volunteers and youth leaders.
It will bring together 40 participants from 5 different countries to work together on the main topics: Journalism and non-formal education in relation to the problem of youth unemployment.
The idea of the exchange was driven by the fact that young people with fewer opportunities (and especially those who left their studies at an early age) often lack the necessary competences and experiences in order to enter or stay in the labor market. At the same time, non-formal learning which takes place within the framework of youth projects (in the Erasmus+ programme and beyond) provides very valuable learning experiences for young people, e.g. communication and the ability to work in teams, developing the habit of staying involved in an activity on a regular basis or at least for some time, taking responsibility etc.). The project wants to bring the participants on a journey of non-experienced journalists and provide them tools and inputs which might help them to be more aware of themselves, their skills and their competences.
The project will take place in DJH Jugendherberge Lohr, Brunnenwiesenweg 13, 97816 Lohr am Main, Germany from the 1 February until the 9 February 2018 and will involve 40 participants from 5 different countries (Germany, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Turkey).
During the project, the participants will experience through non-formal education methods and discussion with bloggers and journalist how to improve their storytelling, photo, video skills and to find the essence of a subject, place or a character through interviews, reportages, photo-reportages, videos and blogging posts.
The main goal is to empower the youngsters to explore an area and their inhabitants through journalism technique, how to choose the subject, what angles of the story are better in order to catch the attention of the readers and visitors of their owned online channels. The participants will be engaged in this journey with several methods such as self discovering (storytelling), integrative methods (setting strategies for the articles, team-building exercises), learning through individual experiences (discussing with journalists, taking interviews and interacting with the citizens), creativity methods (blogging web-design, magazines and brochures, but also photo-reportage)
Training provided by: JUNII Association – Florin Ciobanu -Romania
Hosted by: Group Youth for Youth- Germany.
*Project funded by the German National Agency through the Erasmus + program.
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