Training course: B.O.M.B.: Building Organisation’s Media Brand

Location: London, United Kingdom

Dates: 6-15 November 2018

Number of participants: 34 participants

Participating countries: UK, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic

Organizer: Abroadship.org

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 9 October 2018

Date of selection: 10 October 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Justinas at hello@abroadship.org

Costs: 

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Poland, Italy, Latvia, Czech Rep.
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria, Romania.
  • €40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the training course.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory to send all your e-tickets, e-invoices, e-boarding passes and e-receipts. If e-documents are not issued, then originals are accepted. Without these, traveling costs cannot be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement will be given in British pounds currency cash on the last day of training course

B.O.M.B.: Building Organisation’s Media Brand

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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 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.

Abroadship.org is inviting you to B.O.M.B. – Building your Organisation’s Media Brand 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 with 34 more people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video for a London based non-profit initiative.

“Nothing says ‘yawn’ more than an interminable text-based email or 50-slide attachment. Including a video within a brief email and delivering content in multimedia formats can help drive response rates, improve information retention and make your company or offer more memorable.” – Andy Zimmerman, Conquering the Content Crisis

Structure of the project

  • #1 Training Course // 6 – 15 November, London, UK
    • 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 // Nov – Dec 2018 and Jan 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

  • 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
  • Commited to create 2 social promotional videos (one in London 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 UK, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Spain, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Czech Rep.
  • Able to work and communicate in English
  • 18+ years old

Programme

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 B.O.M.B. 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.

Justinas Brikys: A social entrepreneur, an investor and founder of Abroadship.org, a centre of learning through mobility. He is based in London, although lots of time spends traveling. Justinas is fond of -technology, -eco and -authenticity driven actions: he lives on a boat, cycles every day, eats pescetarian and documents his adventures on his blogs developingmoneyideas.com, foundship.org, investorship.uk

Financial Costs

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only most economical) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Spain, Poland, Italy, Latvia, Czech Rep.
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria, Romania.
  • €40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the training course.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory to send all your e-tickets, e-invoices, e-boarding passes and e-receipts. If e-documents are not issued, then originals are accepted. Without these, traveling costs cannot be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement will be given in British pounds currency cash on the last day of training course

Where

It is London, baby! The youth exchange will happen on one of the highest London places, in the middle of the park, in the Lodge at Crystal Palace. Find map of the location here. Participants will live in rooms of 3, 2 or 1 person.

Space

Please find the pictures of the training room, accommodation and surroundings in the infopack. The lodge is part of the National Sports Centre, built in 1960s, as athletics stadium with capacity of 15,500 and lots of green grass to play. Be ready to feel 1960s atmosphere in the air.

How to Get There

  • There are six airports in order of the size: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton, City and Southend.
  • Use azair.com and skyscanner.net to get the cheapest flight.
  • Use easybus.co.uk 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 hello@abroadship.org 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: 6 November, any time

Programme: 7-14 November, in total 8 full days

Departure Day: 15 November, morning

Allowed to stay in London days: you are allowed to come max 4 days before the TC or leave after max 4 days after the TC, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 4 days. During these extra days, you have to find and cover your own accommodation and other expenses. If you decide to stay more than 4 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself.

Practicals – What to (not) Bring

  • Casual, warm and sports clothes for outdoors (take into consideration rainy British weather) and indoors;
  • Small backpack (not necessary, but very practical for the outdoor production);
  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • Passport or ID card;
  • Medicines;
  • Insurance – this is critical! Please bring European Health Card and Insure in other ways because we do not provide and are not liable for any incidents;
  • No alcohol – we do not allow drinking alcohol in venue premises
  • No drugs – any drugs are not tollerated whatsoever

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.

Weather

In November temperature in London ranges from 6 to 11 degrees, sunshine lasts ± 2 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain (rains ± 17 out of 30 days) is a constant friend and a mandatory discussion subject in all conversations.

Check the weather forecast here.

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?

Fill this application form: https://goo.gl/forms/22DfGlT72DjV5yd42

In order to apply for B.O.M.B. project, you must be over 18 years old and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.

Abroadship.org United Kingdom hello@abroadship.org
Asociația Synergy Romania contact@synergyforyou.ro
Inovatyvi Karta Lithuania inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
Solidarity Mission Greece training@solidaritymission.org
4YOUth Poland fundacja@4youth.pl
WeGo Spain wegospain@gmail.com
Brno Connected Czech Republic brnoconnected@gmail.com
Piedzīvojuma Gars Latvia viesturs@piedzivojumagars.lv
Ottovolante Italy office@associazioneottovolante.com
Smokinya Foundation Bulgaria info@smokinya.com

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