Training course: Digitale
Location: Homade (Brivezac), France
Dates: 5-18 September 2018
Number of participants: 24
Participating countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal
Apply here: application form
Deadline to apply: 23 February 2018
Date Of Selection: 26 February 2018
Inquiries about this training course: Reka Kovacs at firstname.lastname@example.org
>The project is co-founded by Erasmus+
>Food, travel costs and accommodation are covered.
>Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts: travelling from France – 180 EUR, from Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria and Denmark – 275 EUR.
>There is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways annual membership).
‘Digitale’ will bring 24 youth workers and young leaders together to explore the concept of digital storytelling and the positive impact it can have when used as a method of working with queer youth to promote diversity and inclusion.
Working with queer youth is a very sensitive topic that requires especially careful approaches and methods which can provide a safe space for young people to express their problems and needs without a fear of being judged or misunderstood. In vast majority of cases marginalised youngsters are facing various discriminations and challenges in their daily lives, hence there is a great need to give them an opportunity to talk and reflect on the emotions and problems they are going through, and at the same time to encourage them to focus on expressing themselves and exploring their identity. Although the majority of the organisations active in the field fully acknowledge the importance of the above described problem, in many cases they are still lacking proper tools and methods to tackle the issue in a more innovative and creative manner that could bring greater benefits to the young people they work with.
‘Digitale’ aims at gathering 24 youth workers and young leaders from various European countries (France, Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal and Germany) and presenting them the concept of digital storytelling. Participants will have a chance to explore the positive impact it can have when used as a method of working with queer youth and the general audience, to promote diversity and inclusion. Digital storytelling is based on the assumption that every person has a unique story to be told and shared with the others. It is a modern extension of the art of storytelling that has been an important part of social interactions since the very birth of humanity. However, in the modern world where we people are constantly exposed to the flood of information, we tend to forget how reflecting on personal experiences and sharing them with others can be beneficial for one’s personal development. Digital storytelling is the concept that combines two crucial aspects – the power of creating personal narratives and our modern need to “go digital”, giving people a chance to tell their stories in a creative way that involves using their digital skills.
Therefore, ‘Digitale’ aims to offer alternative sources of expression for queer youth by exploring digital storytelling with youth workers using photo, video, sound design, editing, script writing, storytelling and social media strategies.