Category: Новини
February monthly resume – Лютий щомісячне резюме

From February we decide to write a monthly resume about our volunteers’ activities in the local area, to have a general view of our service, but also to inform you all and keep you updated about what we do.

So, in the month of February, our group of ESC volunteers went on with the activities they have been doing for a while already. 

Such activities include holding a French class in the KMDSH school, a Spanish club in the school Shkola-Sadok “Sofiya”, and different workshops in “Ekoland” school, all situated in the district of Sykhiv in Lviv.

Also, they have started holding an English club every Friday for the children belonging to large families in library #33 in the district of Sykhiv. So, we try to give the opportunity for them, first to interact with an international group of people, and then to use and improve an important tool for their future – the English language.

As well the volunteers went into Oriana school, to make a short workshop on human rights to the students, make them approach such an important subject.

We hope next months will be full of other different activities. Stay tuned to our webpage and our Facebook page for more updates about events and activities.

 

З лютого ми вирішили щомісяця писати резюме про діяльність наших волонтерів, щоб ви мали загальне уявлення про нашу місію та діяльність.

Так, у лютому місяці наша група волонтерів ESC продовжила свою діяльність. 

Такі заходи включають: проведення “Клубу Франції” в школі КМДШ, іспанського клубу в Школі-Садок «Софія» та різні майстер-класи в школі «Еколенд», які розташовані в районі Сихова у Львові.

Крім того, щоп’ятниці наші волонтери розпочали проводити англійський клуб для дітей, які належать до багатодітних сімей, у бібліотеці № 33 району Сихова. Отже, ми намагаємось дати їм можливість спочатку взаємодіяти з міжнародною групою людей, а потім використовувати та вдосконалювати важливий інструмент для свого майбутнього – англійську мову.

Крім того, волонтери пішли в школу Оріани, щоб зробити короткий семінар з прав людини для учнів та поділитись знаннями з цього предмету.

Ми сподіваємось, що наступні місяці будуть сповнені інших різних заходів. Слідкуйте за нашою веб-сторінкою та нашою Facebook-сторінкою, щоб отримати більше інформації про події та заходи.

ШУКАЄМО ВОЛОНТЕРІВ НА ESC ПРОЕКТ У ПОЛЬЩІ

Hey everyone! Our polish partner “Inni association” is searching for 4 participants to join in a European Solidarity Corps project.

Here you can find some information.

If you are interested, please remember first to send your CV to the mail h.veres@sii.org.ua.

 

“Inni association” is an organization from Poland (near Katowice) that works in the area of local cultural animation, managing local cultural center with a lot of activities for kids, families, adults, connecting with alternative cinema, organizing several film festivals and regular movie presentations. Also, they organize concerts and outdoor music festivals.

The project itself will take place in the period from May 2020 to April 2021 (12 months), and it will be about cultural animation (movie & cinema, music, and dance, cultural animation and work in the local community).

The deadline for applying is the 1st of April.

 

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ШУКАЄМО ВОЛОНТЕРІВ НА ESC ПРОЕКТ У ІТАЛІЇ

Hello everyone! Our Italian association partner “ALA Associazione Liberi Artigiani” is searching for participants to join in a European Solidarity Corps project!

Here you can find the main information about this experience.

If you are interested, please remember first to send you CV, specifying in which project you are interested in, to the mail h.veres@sii.org.ua.

 

Project duration: 8 months, starting from April 2020

Project topics: reinforce the spirit of local solidarity, encourage the opening of the community towards knowledge and cultural and intercultural exchange and bring young people closer to volunteering activities

Volunteer profile: 4 positions are available. The volunteers have to be flexible and capable to follow the association in the different aspects of their own activities. Each volunteer will be followed during the first part of permanence to develop personal skills and competences with an educational approach base on non-formal education

The application deadline is February 21th, 2020

For more information, please ask to have the info pack.

 

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ШУКАЄМО ВОЛОНТЕРІВ НА ESC ПРОЕКТ У НІМЕЧЧНI

Hey everyone! Our German partner “Die VILLA” is searching for participants to join in European Solidarity Corps projects.

Here you can find the opportunities, with the main information and the requirements.

If you are interested, please remember first to send you CV, specifying in which project you are interested in, to the mail h.veres@sii.org.ua.

 

ESC in Media laboratory in Social Culture Centre »Die VILLA« (one place)

Project dates: September 1st, 2020 – August 31th, 2021 (12 months)

Project topics: one ESC place: media laboratory (work with children and youth within media pedagogical projects, the assistance of preparation, process, and follow-up of courses and workshops)

Volunteer profile: age 18-30 years/language: basic German knowledge is required (A2 / B1) / interest in working with children and youth/active and interested in social and cultural work/interest in media and media technics

The application deadline is February 11th, 2020

 

ESC in Social Culture Centre »Die VILLA« (one place)

Project dates: September 1st, 2020 – August 31th, 2021 (12 months)

Project topics: one ESC place

Volunteer profile: age 18-30 years/language: basic German knowledge is required (A2 / B1) / interest in working with children and youth/ active and interested in social and cultural work/interest in media and media technics

The application deadline is February 11th, 2020

 

ESC – international youth work: »Kindervereinigung Leipzig« (one place)

Project dates: September 1st, 2020 – August 31th, 2021 (12 months)

Project topics: international youth work (support and take part in international youth projects), youth work like creative games and sportive activities, cultural youth education

Volunteer profile: age 18-30 years/languages: basic German knowledge is requested (A2 / B1), good English knowledge/interest in social and cultural work / some practical experience in the work with children and youths is welcome

The application deadline for the ESC projects is February 11th, 2020

 

ESC – open youth club Rabet (one place)

Project dates: September 1st, 2020 – August 31th, 2021 (12 months)

Project topics: afternoon activities with kids and youth (age: 10 to 18 years; sports, music, games…), creative activities

Volunteer profile: open-mindedness for all religions and social backgrounds, interest in working with youths and some practical experience in this field, assertiveness, friendliness, and humor, German knowledge is needed

The application deadline is February 7th, 2020

 

ESC – cultural youth work: »Kinder- und Jugendkulturwerkstatt JuKuWe« (one place)

Project dates: September 1st, 2020 – August 31th, 2021 (12 months).

Project topics: artistic youth work (theatre, ceramics, art, literature, pottery, drawing, photography), leisure time activities with children and youth, creativity and culture, pedagogy

Volunteer profile: age 18-25 years/language: basic German knowledge is a plus/interest in our social and cultural work/some practical experience in the work with children and youths is welcome

The application deadline is February 4th, 2020

 

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The Laws of Adjustment – Sarah Azevedo

It can be hard adjusting to a new way of life. Leaving everything you know to jump into the unknown, only hoping things will go as well as you want them to. But sometimes they don’t. Sometimes, you lose your credit card right after going out of the plane and you find yourself not knowing how you’re going to survive without money in a new country, just like it happened to me when I landed in Ukraine. Sometimes, you realize than you miss your loved ones a lot more than you thought you would and start wondering why you even left them in the first place. Sometimes, you get scared of doing things by yourself because you realize how alone you are right now, away from everything you know. But the truth is, those problems are only temporary and if taken one at a time, they are manageable.

There is no rule to adjust to a new environment. Some people feel at home everywhere, comfortable in every situation and are made to live on the road. Those people make it seem so easy to travel because they appear to have no strings attached, to be as free as the wind and able to find happiness everywhere. Some others have more difficulties to adapt, to find their way in a new way of life. I am one of these people. This dynamic is complicated because the will to travel is there, but the fear of the unknown, of failure, of loneliness, is still omnipresent. So how can one enjoy traveling, having new experiences out of their comfort zone when fear doesn’t leave them? How can one adjust to a new life when finding their way is so difficult?

I sadly don’t have the answers to those questions yet. It’s been only two weeks since I arrived in Ukraine and I am still looking for my routine, a comfort zone in such a different environment. But I have many paths to explore in order to find the happiness I long for.

Understanding and reminding ourselves of why we left is necessary to adjust to a new place. It can be easy to forget the reasons that led us to leave when loneliness takes over. We can start feeling a need to go home, even start regretting leaving. But if we decided to leave it is for a reason and remembering those reasons is a good way to keep our objective insight even in moments of doubt.

Don’t forget loneliness is an illusion. I am lucky to be flat sharing with the other volunteers and to have such an involved and benevolent team around me. Besides, I have regular contacts with my loved ones in France and, against all odds, being separated from my close ones allows me to feel even closer to them, by realizing how much I miss them and how much they mean to me. Go out often, agree to do group activities sometimes, don’t hesitate to ask for help when you don’t feel well…All those reflexes can help you feel safe and realize how loved and needed you are, even far from home. You are never as alone as you think you are.

Enjoy the moments of happiness you find along the way. I had the chance to participate in an activity in an orphanage last Sunday. With some members from a university, we want to the Sasov Zolochiv District to spend the day with the children. We brought them games, coloring books, drinks, and sweets. Spending a few hours with those children, knowing our presence brought them some joy, that I was able to make children smile by teaching then English or just playing with then despite the language barrier made the whole trip worth it in a second. Those moments of joy are everywhere around us. Walking in Lviv’s streets by nightfall and enjoying the lights sparkling in the dark, admiring the Halloween costumes and decorations, discovering new restaurants and having a drink while talking about anything, spending the day in bed with Netflix and a hot chocolate…Take the time to enjoy those moments when you live them.

Everyone has their own method to bear difficult moments during an experience as intense as a long trip abroad. If social media make it seem like all these experiences are exclusively positive, without any problem or moment of doubt, we can’t believe them. It is normal to doubt, to feel alone sometimes, but we must look forward and be honest with ourselves. Happiness takes many forms, and the future holds so many beautiful things, it just takes time to adjust, to find our own way, but it always happens.

 

Getting involved in a human rights promotion project was only a logical step for me – Paul Lorentz

It had been quite a while since I was preparing my arrival in Lviv, as I already applied in February. In the meantime, a lot of things had changed, but not my desire to come forward and spend a year in Ukraine.

At first, I was only interested in the project offered by SII, since I had never had the chance to discover Lviv before. Getting involved in a human rights promotion project was only a logical step for me, as I had graduated recently in this field. I was looking for a new perspective that would expand the scope of my lacunary and mostly academical understanding of human rights, especially since I only had explored it through the lens of law. Starting only a few months later was nothing less than convenient for me, as I was already involved in a project of information sharing to refugees in Greece, with the Mobile Info Team.

I am very eager to discover how a human rights promotion project is implemented and how to create a space for discussion and sharing of perception of human rights narratives. Even though I had asked a few Ukrainians friends if they liked Lviv, and they all answered it was an amazing city, the choice of Ukraine was initially not my main concern, but it came out to be a lucky pick!

However, when the funding of the project was finally confirmed, I went to have a deeper look at the city and about Ukrainian folklore, and ended up spending hours watching videos of Lviv and events taking place here, being absolutely amazed about how beautiful the city is. Fortunately, one of the former volunteers that was involved in the organization I was then working with had forgotten a book about Ukrainian culture. I started browsing it, got absolutely caught.

In the end, I was eager to start discovering Varenyky, bortsch, and other amazing Ukrainian dishes, but also to learn more about history, Tatars… The more I looked into it, the more I was enthusiastic by the slight glance to Ukrainian culture I had from afar.

Finally, I managed to book my flights, after interesting administrative adventures, as we all enjoy it.

Having just arrived, I can only say a few things about coming here; but even though the language barrier has been challenging, I discovered warm and welcoming people, that can be reluctant with English but enlighten themselves as soon as you pronounce even a few words in a messy Ukrainian  (and they can be proud of their language because it is a beautiful one).

I am now looking forward to getting involved in projects to participate in the life of Lviv, trying our best to make it a better place for everyone to live in!

 

Life is mainly made up of questions, not just answers – Francesca Rossi

My name is Francesca Rossi, I come from Italy and I have just finished high school. I have always had a passion for volunteering and I took this opportunity when a friend of the family shared his experience of volunteering abroad. In this way, a world opened up before my eyes that I could not wait to enter. So it was, and now here I am in Ukraine for a year.

By registering with the volunteer site (European Solidarity Corps), I was contacted by the Italian agency Nous, who followed me on the journey before departure, until a direct meeting here in the city with the coordinator. They assisted me with visa procedures, the necessary documents for access to the country and general questions about everything that could help me, despite some bureaucratic implications that were finally resolved.

Being aware of the fact that I was born in a certain part of the world that allows me to have the freedom that is denied without reason in other parts of the planet, I have always had the privilege of being able to choose. Choose whether to attend a particular school instead of another, choose which sports course to attend, choose which social group to belong to. At this point in my life, I had to decide a place to reflect on my future and Ukraine turned out to be the desired destination.

This project is for a year; my cultural baggage will definitely be enriched at the end of it. It is what I believe would each person should do at least once in their life.

Having opportunities and catching them on the fly: this is the way in which I think we have to face the only life that is currently available to us. Experiences happen even when a person is implementing that particular project, as it is in my case.

These are my experiences:

  • I had the opportunity to take a plane alone, to have to adapt very quickly to an environment unknown to me and surrounded by people I could not verbally understand. There was a chance to enjoy a spectacular view, watching the sea of ​​clouds below me.
  • I had the opportunity to learn to communicate in a language I rarely used and with which now, after only a little over a month, I find myself even thinking.
  • I had the chance to overcome the embarrassment of entering a store and communicating only with gestures with those who worked, to make them understand what I intended to take.
  • I had the opportunity to gain experience in teaching, designing projects for some children.

Having the ability to take certain actions is the best way to learn. And learning means opening the mind to novelty. And opening the mind to novelty means being ready for anything, eventuality.

Fortunately, since I was a child I was introduced to the world of volunteering, so my mind is already open to new things and I think I am lucky because I have a great capacity for adaptation.

Living in a certain reality, it only takes a few days to understand how the environment in which you find yourself is structured, and the most important thing to remember is always a saying from Confucius that I read years ago, but which I still remember today: “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Life is mainly made up of questions, not just answers, you always have to remember it.

The experience I am going through now has already led me to learn new things and to live new experiences, which before I could only imagine but which I now really understand.

At my young age, I must say that it has already been a challenge for me to experience what it means to live alone and manage a certain amount of money. I call it a “challenge” because I had to put myself on the line first, without support from the family, which I used to let me manage my life, even simply referring to the part linked to the basic needs.

I think I did very well to catapult myself into this experience, which would have been very difficult to accomplish maybe at another time in my life and I do not regret not having chosen to continue, after high school, in the university environment: I have all life to make choices that I may have ignored.

I have heard many people here congratulate me on my courage. Courage to go to such a distant place, having such a young age. But I believe I had more courage to choose the path of volunteering than an average person could because I find it right in life to live also for others and not just for ourselves.

I also found people who totally disagreed with this decision of mine and I respected their ideas. Unfortunately, I discovered that many people put themselves in the first place, without considering those around them. And this, too, was, therefore, further teaching to me, which I could not have received from life if I had not done this project.

For me, every excuse is good for learning something new. And I feel fortunate to have some people around me who directly, or even indirectly, involve me in the news.

Every day we are projected into a negative reality, if we inquire about problems concerning the world around us and that we cannot fix with a snap of our fingers. The only thing we can do is to live in a small way, so that, perhaps, we act as an example to others.

Standing here, I cannot help but be amazed by the diversity that surrounds me and to which I was not at all accustomed. I am often surprised by everything since I was a child I have the vision projected towards positivity, so I am surprised by the smallest news and I can see everything that surrounds me in its full splendor, even if at first sight, not everyone is inclined to see this in this particular way.

Ukraine is definitely full of places to visit and old buildings to observe, both in the district where I live and in the center. From the street artists that accompany my steps when I walk in the most central part of the city to the buildings that offer free guided tours, to make a world known to me.

It is also full of parks that appeal to people of all ages and enjoy moments of rest.

In short: it is really a beautiful place to stay and it has many places to visit, experiences to go through, which also leads to full days. As I am trying to do everything for the people I know to understand that life is one and we can do what we like best.

So why not take the opportunity to look at the past, reach old age, and smile?

“Road to the gender equality”. Як міжкультурний обмін сприяє подоланню гендерних бар’єрів та спонукає до рівності.

“Рівність” – це не твердження; а напрям, який вимагає часу та зусиль, і саме тому у нас є “дорога”, щоб дістатися великої “Р”. 

На початку травня, 22 молодих людей розпочали будівництво довгої магістралі гендерної рівності, яка з’єднує два пункти: Україну та Німеччину. 

“Road to gender equality” No.1

з 6.05 по 12.05 тривала перша фаза проекту  “Road to gender equality” у рамках зустрічей німецько-української молоді “MEETUP!”. Головною причиною, яка зібрала навколо себе молодь з двох країн у маленькому містечку Славське, Львівської області, була інколи спекулятивна, наболіла або для когось досить інтимна тема гендерної рівності. 

Починаючи з формування власної ідентичності, кожен учасник поступово ставав більш свідомим до проблеми. Таким трансформаціям слідувала довга робота: вивчення різниці між гендером та статтю; дослідження того, як “працюють” гендерні ролі, якими стереотипами можна заразитися від медіа та що спільного й відмінного між двома країнами у сфері гендеру. 

“Я був радий більше дізнатися про гендерну рівність у Німеччині та Україні. Це щось справді нове для мене, особливо беручи до уваги, що я турок за походженням.” – Умут Сасмаз, учасник молодіжного обміну. 

“Найцікавішою частиною для мене була презентація існуючих гендерних стереотипів в цілому, та окремо в Україні та Німеччині.” –  Дарія Гаскова, учасниця молодіжного обміну.

 

 

“Сьогодні я дізналася досить багато про гендер, гендерну рівність та стереотипи, з перспективи України. Це виявилось дійсно пізнавально, адже мені на думку прийшли нові ідеї, яких не було раніше.” – Антоніа Шафер, учасниця молодіжного обміну.

 

 

 

Сенсорний лабіринт-театр 

Учасники на 2 дні стали творцями великого театру-лабіринту, за допомогою якого їм вдалося відтворити кілька сюжетів із життя іммігранта. “Глядач”, позбавлений одного з чуттів – зору, мав змогу пройти крізь театр та пережити кожну ситуацію глибинно.  

“Сенсорний лабіринт-театр – це дуже вражаюча і водночас корисна річ для формування розуміння в молоді. Тож я буду використовувати цей метод у своїй практиці, адже він справді креативний та інтерактивний.” – Умут Сасмаз, учасник обміну.

“Найцікавішим виявилася постановка сенсорного лабіринт-театру для школярів. Їхні усміхненні обличчя надали мені чудових емоцій.” – Олег Попович, учасник обмін. 

“Для мене абсолютно новим було те, що люди переживали світ набагато інакше, якщо забрати у них одне з чуттів.” – Антоніа Пілз, учасниця обміну. 

“Найсильнішим для мене був досвід роботи з сенсорним лабіринт-театром, тому що я мала шанс бути автором одного з, і водночас – учасником іншого.” – Евеліна Росюк, учасниця обміну.

Сторітелінг

Уміння розповісти історію – один з додаткових методів, які учасники практикували як підхід влучного донесення інформації про дискримінацію, стереотипи й гендерну нерівність до аудиторій.

“Я отримав багато позитивних емоцій після знайомства з людьми з інших країн та регіонів. Ми, як сучасна молодь, повинні розуміти і поважати вибір та культуру інших людей. За допомогою методів неформальної освіти, таких як: SLT, storytelling та колаж, ми дізналися більше про стереотипи та дискримінацію серед меншин.” – Артур Хорунжий, учасник обміну.

“Перший етап проекту завершився приємними почуттями після знайомства з новими людьми та розуміння ситуації в Україні та Німеччині. Нам доведеться провести нелегку роботу в обох країнах. Подібні зустрічі дають чудову можливість швидше та ефективніше змінити свій світогляд та світогляд навколишнього середовища.” – Олег Колесніков, учасник обміну. 

“Road to gender equality” No.2

23-28 червня. Магдебург, Німеччина. Нова фаза, новий досвід, нові відкриття. 

Медіа – це вже окремо сформований світ, перепустку до якого шукали учасники зустрічі. На щастя, у цьому світі знайшлося місце для активізму та рівності. 

Опановуючи базові знання зйомки відео, stop-motion роликів та цифрового сторітелінгу, молоді люди перенесли свої думки про роль медіа, дискримінацію, нерівність і роль активізму як протектора на власноруч створенні відео-полотна.

“Серед досвіду який я отримав: робота в команді, створення якісних медіа-продуктів та розуміння, як надалі розвивати себе. Найцікавішою частиною проекту була практика створення відеороликів. Ми створили stop-motion відео, і це був дійсно довгий процес, близько 5 годин, але наприкінці ми отримали чудовий продукт, яким я дуже пишаюся.” – Андрій Бойко, учасник обміну.

“Було захоплююче зустріти скількох людей з України та працювати разом з ними над кількома медіа-проектами. Починаючи від ідеї і фактично йдучи до її реалізації. Цей досвід видався й справді чудовим для мене, адже я вперше мав можливість працювати над такою крутою темою.” – Йоханнес, учасник обміну.

 

 

Проект реалізовано ГО “Інститут суспільних Ініціатив” в програмі підтримки “MEET UP! Німецько-українські зустрічі молоді” фонду “Пам’ять, відповідальність та майбутнє” (EVZ).

Набір учасників на міжнародний тренінг

Інститут Суспільних Ініціатив оголошує набір учасників на міжнародний тренінг Open Up:Improv for Social Inclusion, що відбудеться 3-10 квітня у Карпатському селищі Славське (Львівська область). Мова проекту – англійська. Проект здійснюється за підтримки Erasmus+.

This project is for you, if:

you are the citizen of Ukraine
you are 18+ years old;
you are a youth worker;
you are working/planning to work with disadvantaged young people or young people who are experiencing cultural difference.

About the project:

Social inclusion is one of the top priorities in the world’s social policy agenda in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals number 4 (Quality education), 10 (Reduced inequalities). Considering current social challenges, that exist in Europe, connected with a large number of refugees and migrants, who are coming to this region, the topic of social adaptation and inclusion has never been as relevant and actual to be learned and worked on.

For young people in any culture, during their period of development, their place in society, self-realization and acceptance by others can shape their future and play a significant role in determining whether they will be successful or not. We believe that one way to achieve equality and tolerance is to educate society by art and one of the most exciting art forms which is open to everyone is improvisation theatre. This innovative method of non-formal education serves a perfect example of an art form, that is suitable and open to every person, disregarding any possible obstacles, social position or profession.
The training Course was envisioned in order to properly educate youth workers on innovative tools of working with disadvantaged youth and in this way to contribute to building of inclusive society. It will gather 34 youth workers from 10 EU and Eastern Partnership countries, to develop their competences and to equip them with creative education tools, such as improvisational theater and storytelling to tackle the issue of social exclusion of youth.
Through participation in this training course, youth workers will receive multiple benefits ranging from learning new information, developing soft skills and building confidence and self-esteem.

Project goals:

  • to increase the capacity of youth workers by enriching their working methods with the
    innovative tools of improvisational theatre and storytelling;
  • to provide an opportunity for experience exchange between youth workers from different
    countries and backgrounds, on using of non-formal education methods and tools;
  • to deepen the knowledge on the background, needs and challenges, that young people with fewer opportunities are facing;
  • to promote intercultural learning and interpersonal dialogue between participants.

Participating countries: 

Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, UK, Ukraine

Costs

Organisers cover accomodation, food and travel expences. Participants’ contribution – 30 Eur to be paid upon arrival to the venue.

How to apply:

please fill in the application form Open Up:Improv for Social Inclusion by  10th of March 2019.

We will contact only selected candidates latest by 13th of Marh 2019.

In case of any questions please contact us via projects@sii.org.ua

Набір учасників на міжнародний молодіжний обмін

Інститут Суспільних Ініціатив оголошує набір учасників на міжнародний молодіжний обмін GEM – Promoting Gender Equality in and through Media, що відбудеться 1-10 квітня у Карпатському селищі Славське (Львівська область). Мова проекту – англійська. Проект здійснюється за підтримки Erasmus+.

This project is for you, if:

  • you are 18-30 years old;
  • you are citizen of Ukraine;
  • you have at least the intermediate level of English;
  • you are interested in the topic of gender equality;
  • you would like to improve your meida skills (photography and videomaking ), and discover more about the role of media in human rights’ advocacy.

About the project:

GEM (Gender Equality in and through Media) is a Youth Exchange that aims at giving opportunity to young people to increase awareness on gender equality issues and to support them in playing an active role in gender mainstreaming in social media. Throughout the exchange, young participants will embrace diverse  gender identities and investigate conditions that symbolize an equitable society. The project positively promotes an inclusive media culture and intends to inspire young people to think critically about gender roles as seen and portrayed in social and mass media. As the result of the project participants will create short videos for a social media campaign.

Project goals:

  • to give a deeper understanding of the concept of gender equality;
  • to support and improve competences of young people, such as digital, social and civic competence, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression by providing them with practical skills in visual media approaches (videomaking and photography);
  • to enhance the awareness about the importance of gendered media and societies;
  • to foster young people media literacy and critical thinking skills;
  • to examine existing cases and analyze approaches on how to address gender mainstreaming and gender culture in the media;
  • encourage youth to play a key role as media advocates and cultivate a media world free of gender discrimination;
  • to increase awareness of Erasmus + and EU values and promote youth mobility in the framework of European programmes.

Participating countries: 

Armenia, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Spain, UK, Ukraine

Costs

Organisers cover accomodation, food and travel expences. Participants’ contribution – 30 Eur to be paid upon arrival to the venue.

How to apply:

please fill in the application form Gender Equality in and through Media by  28 of February 2019.

We will contact only selected candidates latest by 4th of Marh 2019.

In case of any questions please contact project coordinator Anna via a.lepska@sii.org.ua