Film it: multimedia practices for cultural dialogue and inclusion
Erasmus+ KA1 project
KEAN – Cell of Alternative Youth Activities participated as partner in the project "Film it: multimedia practices for cultural dialogue and inclusion", which constitutes a five-month Erasmus+ KA1 project consisted of different phases - preparatory phase, a training course, follow-up and dissemination activities. The project was developed, organized, implemented and coordinated by the non-profit organization Mittetulundusühing MITRA (Estonia).
The training course was implemented in Taevaskoja in Estonia between 2-9 September 2017 and involved youth workers from 6 different countries - Estonia, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Spain.
The general objective of this project were 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 were:
- Exchanging ideas and best practices on media and multimedia role in the 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 multimedia approach in youth work was targeted through non-formal learning activities and methodology, learning by doing, educational and artistic workshops. By advancing multimedia and digital skills and multilingualism in youth work this project also tackled the issue of intercultural dialogue in Europe.
The main results of the project are the competences and experiences gained by participants - youth workers. Participants learned to use multimedia for a variety of purposes ranging from NGO youth work and arts to media campaigns. Impact on their skills ranges from technical to analytical and creative. Youth workers gained the ability to make use of different equipment and software to produce multimedia pieces for their professional needs. Now they are able to transfer their newly acquired knowledge to their organizations and to young people and empower their local communities.
At organizational level, this project fostered NGOs’ cooperation in the youth field. The project after-effect is an established cooperation of youth workers and organizations as well as further cooperation on new projects.
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