Advance Planning Visit
In this first part of the project, which involved two young people from each partner country (Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Spain and Serbia), took place in Pristina (Kosovo) from 14th to 17th of August 2018.
During these days we discussed the objectives of the project, outlined the agenda and activities that will take place during the Youth Exchange and visited the facilities where the meeting will be held, "Recreative Center Germi" in Pristina, to be able to better define the needs of the participants.
There will be a group of 5 young people + 1 leader from each country, and one of them will have participated in the 'Advanced Planning Visit' which will take place in August 2018.
The participants will be youngsters, aged between 18 and 30 coming from Czechia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Spain and Serbia, which will take place in Pristina (Kosovo) from 15 September to 23 September 2018.
As the youth exchange will cover the the themes of media and communications, minorities and marginalized groups, we are looking forward to see participants who will be eager to engage in these fields. We are looking forward for participants who want to build the picture of more open society and more open media that is reporting objectively. Part of the participants can have the experience advance, and part of them can have no experience at all. This will open the doors for peer-to-peer support whilst the youth exchange. We are looking for young people who would be eager to engage and enrich the project idea and vision.
It is the time for youth to take media into their own hands. This is the reason why the youth exchange "Encouraging Minorities" strives to bring and connect together 38 young people and to give them the opportunity to focus on how the media portrays the marginalized groups across our communities and countries. Through non-formal learning methods of backpack journalism, 38 participants will examine what does it mean to be part of a marginalized group and increase their own media literacy by recognizing how media builds the images in our communities of "the others".