Training course: Video Impact

Location: Cyprus

Dates: 9-18 September 2019

Number of participants: 30 participants

Participating countries: UK, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania and Cyprus

Organizer: DOREA Educational Institute

Apply here: Application form

Deadline: 31 May 2019, selected immediately given good applicant profile.

Inquiries about this training course: Justinas at

Costs: training course is funded by Erasmus+:

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are free, covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 100% traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €275 / participant for Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania
    • €360 / participant for Latvia, Lithuania, Spain , Netherlands
    • €530 / participant for UK
  • Programme fee is €70, payable immediately after acceptance €20/£17.5 and €50 in Cyprus.

Train your Disconnection

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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 element we have to build (after our website). Nowadays technology allows us to create video productions without expensive equipment. Smartphones, laptops and other low cost gadgets can offer high quality video productions.

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 with 30 more people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video for a Cyprus based non-profit initiative.

The Plot

  • #1 Training Course // 9-18 September2019
    • 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 Cyprus based not-for-profit initiative
    • Create your action plans for the Local Action Phase.
  • #2 Local Action Phase // Sep – November 2019, each partner country
    • Come back to your local organisations and put in action the gained knowledge and tools by creating a promotional video for your organisation/initiative, practicing and improving their video creation skills.
    • Disseminate the knowledge acting as multiplier and share the skills acquired during the Training Course by delivering media literacy workshops for youth in your organisations during the Local Action Phase.

The Actors

  • Youth worker and/or staff member of non profit initiatives, 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 Cyprus and one in your local environment)
  • Ready to participate in an intercultural environment and eager to challenge yourself in working on a high speed training course full of practical assignments
  • Resident of Bulgaria Spain Italy Greece Lithuania Latvia Romania United Kingdom Netherlands and Cyprus
  • Able to work and communicate in English
  • Over 18 years old

The Story

  • DAY 1, 2, 3: Getting media literacy skills and tools and practice them instantly through media assignments.
  • DAY 4: Putting in practice media skills, creating the first social promotional video
  • DAY 5, 6, 7: Scout, investigate needs and return to film the initiative. Edit the video
  • DAY 8: Plan the local action phase. End of the training.

The Genre

  • The working hours and the program varies according 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


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 within limited time frame
  • Assignments & Feedback: Expect to find yourself in many different multinational teams working together on a media assignment within set time frame.
  • Video productions: 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.

The Directors

Panagiotis Mamouzakis: is an experienced Trainer and Youth Worker with more than 10 years in the field of video making. He is the co-founder of “Break the Couch”, a group of filmmakers focused on linking new media with the field of youth work. In his work he uses new media (social media, video, photography etc.), assignments, games, outdoor activities and other work forms.

Katerina Mitrakou: is a forever seeker of knowledge and sworn DIYer, who denied her life as a lawyer and tuned in her real calling for making things and making things happen. During this journey, she studied video and 3D animation for a while, which won her heart because they always leave some space for a no-cost DIY solution. She delved into experiential learning after joining the Scouts and she became a trainer and district scout leader. In this pursuit of learning by doing she crafts literally everything, from educational games to usable pieces of art made of reclaimed fabrics.


Training course is funded by Erasmus+:

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are free, covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 100% traveling costs are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €275 / participant for Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania
    • €360 / participant for Latvia, Lithuania, Spain , Netherlands
    • €530 / participant for UK
  • Programme fee is €70, payable immediately after acceptance €20/£17.5 and €50 in Cyprus.
  • Travel Reimbursement procedure: You are going to be reimbursed by bank transfer once you provide all original documents of your travels and once you successfully complete both phases of the project.


Arrival Day: 9 September, any time

Programme: 10-17 September

Departure Day: 18 September, before 10:00

Allowed to stay in Cyprus days: 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


It is essential to bring with you your 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.


You will be hosted and catered at the MONIATIS hotel and the training will take place at the same hotel, thus allowing participants to benefit of teamwork and exchanging good practices, etc.

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.


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