Training course: Film The Change

Location: Nea Makri, Attiki, Greece

Dates: 2-10 December 2018

Number of participants: 31 participants

Participating countries: United Kingdom, Greece, Romania, Latvia, Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Netherlands

Organizer: Solidarity Mission

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 5 November 2018

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  • Accommodation, food, materials are free
  • 100% traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • 275 € (Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania),
    • 360 € (NL, UK, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia),
    • 20 € (Greece)
  • Programme fee €50
  • Administration fee for sending £30 (for UK participants, other country residents should inquire partner organisations for a specific admin fee)

Film The Change

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Background Story

For all of us who are part of not-for profit and social initiatives it is always tricky to spread our message compared to for profit initiatives.

We are aware or we should become aware that branding and namely the video presence of our initiative is the second thing we have to build (after our website). Nowadays technology allow us to create video productions without expensive equipment. Smartphones, laptops and other low cost gadgets can offer high quality video productions.

For this reason Solidarity Mission is inviting you to Film The Change project. It is a 2 phase project where you will have the chance to learn how to build a social promotional video of your organization and/or initiative with low cost equipment as well as to learn and experiment together with 31 more people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video for a Athens based non-profit initiative.

Structure of the project

  • #1 Training Course // 2-10 Dec, Athens, Greece
    • Get acquainted with media literacy
    • Receive practical skills in filmmaking in all stages (pre-production, production post production)
    • Explore ways to promote and disseminate videos online
    • Adapt Media Literacy to own methods working with your target groups
    • Create a promotional video for a London based not-for-profit initiative
    • Create your action plans for the Local Action Phase.
  • #2 Local Action Phase // Dec 2018 and Jan-Feb 2019, each partner country
    • Place in action gained knowledge and tools by creating a promotional video for your organisation, practicing and improving organisation’s video creation skills
    • Disseminate the knowledge acting as multiplier and share the skills acquired during the Training Course by delivering media literacy workshop for youth in your organisation

Who Should Attend

  • 18+ years old
  • Youth worker and/or staff member of non profit initiatives or social enterprises, interested on how to incorporate new technologies and namely video production in your work
  • Eager to learn or develop further your skills in video making
  • Committed to create 2 social promotional videos (one in Athens and one in your local environment)
  • Ready to participate in an intercultural environment and eager to challenge yourself
    in working on an high speed training course full of practical assignments
  • Resident of Italy, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, UK
  • Able to work and communicate in English


The program of the training course (phase 1) is divided in 3 major blocks:

  • Getting acquainted to media literacy
  • Making a concrete plan for phase 2 – Local Action Phase
  • Practicing video skills by filming social initiatives in London

Progamme elements

  • The working hours and the program varies according to the needs of the program. Expect to work 12 to 14 hours (including breaks and assignments).
  • There are morning, afternoon and evening sessions planned. Mornings are mostly focused in video creation assignments and reflection, afternoon and evening sessions for input and practice.
  • There is no need for expensive media equipment, you will be working with your own media equipment resources, learning how to create video productions with the same material that you will be working with back in your local reality.
  • Please note that the program does not include touristic trips and free days therefore in case you are interested in such possibilities we invite you to plan them for yourselves by arranging (on your own costs) some days before or after the training.

Delivery Methods

This training program is based on an Experiential Learning approach, you will learn by doing and by reflecting upon what you did. Expect a fully dynamic program containing several methods and work-formats added one on each others as lego bricks building the content of the training.

  • Short input & Practice: You will get short theoretical input and you will directly asked to implement them
  • Assignments & Feedback: Expect to find yourself in many different multinational teams working together on a media assignment within set time frame.
  • Video productions: During the second block of the training you will work with an international group in the production of a social promotional video of a non-profit initiative
  • Reflection & Self Assessment: There are dedicated parts of the program, where you can stop and look at your own learning path. This will happen in a small group context, in a plenary but also individually.

in Film The Change your individual learning journey will be Self-Directed by you, guided by the facilitators and supported by the group.

B.O.M.B. Team

Panagiotis Mamouzakis: An experienced trainer and youth worker with more than 10 years in the field of video making. Panagiotis is the co-founder of “Break the Couch”, a group of filmmakers focused on linking new media with the field of youth work. He has developed and managed several Erasmus+ programs and actively worked with people coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. In his work he uses new media (social media, video, photography etc.), assignments, games, outdoor activities and other work forms.

Jordan Herreros: A learning facilitator who loves creating and facilitating experiential learning programmes for youth workers and young people across Europe. What drives his work is to provide contexts where people can extract meaningful learnings for themselves. His main methods include challenge-based learning and a participatory leadership approach, and he believes in video making as a powerful tool in order to reach young people and increase organisation’s impact.

Financial Costs

  • Accommodation, food, materials are free
  • 100% traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • 275 € (Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania),
    • 360 € (NL, UK, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia),
    • 20 € (Greece)
  • Programme fee €50
  • Administration fee for sending £30 (for UK participants, other country residents should inquire partner organisations for a specific admin fee)


The training course will take place in Saint Andrews, which is an environmental, training and camp scout centre of Soma Hellinon Proskopon (Scouts of Greece) and is located in the coastal area of Nea Makri.

It is located 32 km from the centre of Athens, 400m by the sea and 300m from the devastating fires that reached Athens last July.

The sleeping rooms can host 3 people. Catering will be provided by the organisation. The place will be our home for the entire course, which means that we take care of it by ourselves and clean it daily.

More info about the accommodation:

How to Get There

  • There are six airports in order of the size: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton, City and Southend.
  • Use and to get the cheapest flight.
  • Use to get by bus from the airport to the Victoria station.
  • Buy Oyester card from Victoria station, add £5 to the card (total £10, of which £5 is returned with the card back) and take from 9-12 platform the Southern train to Crystal Palace station.
  • Travel will be reimbursed only for the confirmed and most economical means of transportation.
  • Traveling options must be confirmed at prior to the purchase of tickets.
  • Traveling will be reimbursed in GBP currency cash on the last day of the TC.

When to Get There

Arrival Day: 2 Dec 2018

Programme: 3-9 Dec 2018

Departure Day: 10 Dec 2018

Days allowed to stay in Athens: you are allowed to come max 2 days before the TC or leave max 2 days after the TC, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 2 days. During these extra days you have to find and cover your own accommodation and other expenses. If you decide to stay more than 2 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself.

Personal Equipment

It is essential to bring with you personal equipment. We will not provide the equipment so the effectiveness of your personal learning and the training course itself can be increased if you work with tools you already know and have. Therefore bring with you:

  • Smartphone, Video or Photo Camera with filming function (as professional as possible, preferably DSLR);
  • Memory storage (or external hard drive);
  • Laptop and photo and video editing software;
  • Chargers, UK plug adapter, card-readers, cables.

Medicine, Allergies and Diet

If you have illness, physical limitations and/or use medicine we need to know about, please inform us. If you are vegetarian or have special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange the suitable food.

How to Apply?

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