Youth Exchange: Media Creator #2: Design & Creativity

Location: London, UK

Dates: 13-22 July 2017

Number of participants: 35

Participating countries: United Kingdom, Lithuania, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Romania

Age: each country send 4 participants + 1 youth leader. Participants are aged 18-30 and youth leader has no age limit

Organizer: Abroadship.org

Apply here: application form

Your applications will be reviewed and you will be selected by sending organisation from your country, so if any particular question, please inquire at following emails:

Abroadship.org UK hello@abroadship.org
Break The Couch Greece panagiotis@breakthecouch.com
Brno Connected Czech Republic brnoconnected@gmail.com
Inovatyvi Karta Lithuania raminta.rusoviciute@gmail.com
EUROSUD Italy EUROSUDNGO@GMAIL.COM
Asociatia Synergy Romania angelaaciobanitei@synergyforyou.ro
Europe 4 Youth Poland info@europe4youth.eu

Deadline to apply: 7 May 2017

Date of Selection: 14 May 2017

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

Costs:

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 100% traveling costs (only the most economical and agreed before hand at hello@abroadship.org) are covered, up to the maximum reimbursements:
    • €20/participant for UK, except London;
    • €170/participant for Lithuania, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland;
    • €270/participant for Greece, Romania.
  • €40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the exchange.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory to keep and bring all your tickets and invoices, boarding passes and receipts (originals). Without these documents, traveling costs cannot be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement will be given 50% in British pounds currency on the last day of the YE and 50% on February/March 2018, when the final grant will be received.

Media Creator #2: Design & Creativity

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Context

Nowadays, digital skills are essential in almost all fields. The difference between today and ten years ago is the raise of social technologies that made possible innovative forms, such as self-branding.

The issue is that youth represents a quarter of the world’s workforce, but they also represent half of the unemployment population around the world.

MEDIA CREATOR project is developing practical and innovative digital skills that employers and clients (in case of entrepreneurial path) are looking after, involving youth directly as media creators.

Overall Focus

  • use media tools to express yourself, increase employability or explore your entrepreneurial path;
  • self-brand through offline and online media, such as Facebook, Linkedin, blogs, websites, articles, photos, videos, creative CVs;
  • create media by yourselves – using photo, video, creative designs, social media, blogging;
    promote your unique personal values and qualities on the labour market;
  • increase intercultural competences to communicate effectively your message with people from other cultures;
    develop communication, team work, leadership skills and get equipped with tools for self-development.

Who Should Attend

The background of participants is youth (18-30 years old + 1 leader with unlimited age) that are unemployed and are willing to self-develop in order to be hired or pursue an entrepreneurial path or that are still under construction of their personal branding and identity.

Structure of of the 2nd Youth Exchange Media Creator: Design & Creativity

DAY 0: Arrival

DAY 1: Intro, getting to know each other, identity, needs & vision, communication as a tool of learning, portrait photos.

DAY 2: Personal brand – values, imperatives, social media platforms, pitching, feedback, intercultural evening #1.

DAY 3: Working with balance, trust, creativity – shaping new ideas, video production time, intercultural evening #2.

DAY 4: Simulation day – design & creativity – to generate increased awareness on self-branding, study case, best practices.

DAYS 5 and 6: Production days, workshops, critical analysis, improving content and results.

DAY 7: Reflection time, working on own campaigns, connecting with own social media accounts, social time.

DAY 8: Youthpass, evaluation of results, thanks & feedback, follow-up, plans for the future, closing.

DAY 9: Departure

Delivery Style

Methodology is a combination of:

  • “learning by experience” – learning from experiencing different activities and putting them into practice;
  • “learning to play, playing to learn” – connected with learning through games, from actions and playful environment;
  • “media practices” – having youth as media creators.

Methods Used

  • group dynamic processes;
  • teamwork activities;
  • lectures and facilitated processes;
  • group simulations and demonstration tutorials;
  • dynamic workshops and presentations;
  • online work and assignments;
  • intercultural sharings and learnings;
  • learning by doing in a group setting or individual processes.

Media Creator Team

George Adrian Oprea

George is a professional trainer working with youth and adults for over 6 years. His experience as entrepreneur, trainer in media and outdoor education, project manager in two NGOs, facilitator in adult teambuildings with over 700 participants/year has generated know-how in advertising, marketing and contouring brands.

Angela Aciobăniței

In the last years Angela gained experience as communication responsible in several organisations.
As a certified trainer she delivers learning programs to children, youth and adults using mainly non-formal methods on subjects connected to her skills: communication, sales, marketing, STEM, entrepreneurship. She is currently growing her start-up.

Justinas Brikys

Justinas is an entrepreneur and founder of Abroadship.org, a centre of learning through mobility, which is an applicant organisation of Media Creator project. He is based in London, lives on a boat and enjoys alternative lifestyle. Justinas self-brands as media creator of a blog Developingmoneyideas.com

Financial Costs

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 100% traveling costs (only the most economical and agreed before hand at hello@abroadship.org) are covered, up to the maximum reimbursements:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €170/participant for Lithuania, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland;
    • €270/participant for Greece, Romania.
  • €40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the exchange.
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory to keep and bring all your tickets and invoices, boarding passes and receipts (originals). Without these documents, traveling costs cannot be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursement will be given 50% in British pounds currency on the last day of the YE and 50% on February/March 2018, when the final grant will be received

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. 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 five airports in order of the size: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton and City.
  • Use skyscanner.net to get the cheapest flight.
  • Use easybus.co.uk to get by bus from the aiport to the Victoria station.
  • Buy Oyester card from Victoria station, add £5 to the card and take from 9-12 platform the Southern train to Crystal Palace station.
  • Travel will be reimbursed only for the most economical means of transportation.
  • Traveling options must be confirmed at hello@abroadship.org prior to the purchase of tickets.
  • Traveling will be reimbursed: 50% in GBP currency on the last day of the YE and 50% on February/March 2018

When to Get There

Arrival Day: 13th July, before dinner

Programme: 14-21st July, in total 8 full days

Departure Day: 22nd July, after breakfast

Allowed to stay in London days: You are allowed to come max 4 days before the YE or leave after max 4 days after the YE, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 4 days. 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 Bring!

  • Casual, warm and sports clothes for outdoor (take into consideration rainy London weather) and indoor;
  • Small backpack (not necessary, but very practical for the outdoor production);
  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • Bring Passport, because ID cards might be not accepted in UK;
  • 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;
  • Any “stuff” for intercultural evenings
  • Recommend to open an account and bring with you Revolut card – this will save you tons on money conversions to GBP.

Personal Equipment

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

  • Video and Photo Camera if you have (as professional as possible, preferably DSLR)
  • Memory storage (or external hard drive)
  • Laptop and editing software if you have
  • Cables, chargers, card-readers you need

Weather

In July temperature in London ranges from 14 to 22 degrees, sunshine lasts about 7 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain 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/5kHxm29RkwlFQFF53

In order to apply for Media Creator 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 UK hello@abroadship.org
Break The Couch Greece panagiotis@breakthecouch.com
Brno Connected Czech Republic brnoconnected@gmail.com
Inovatyvi Karta Lithuania raminta.rusoviciute@gmail.com
EUROSUD Italy EUROSUDNGO@GMAIL.COM
Asociatia Synergy Romania angelaaciobanitei@synergyforyou.ro
Europe 4 Youth Poland info@europe4youth.eu

Follow up

The purpose of Media Creator youth exchange is to give you tools to improve your image as a brand in order to get hired or self-employed. Another option is to join next youth exchange as a group leader:

Media creator #2 and #3

9-17 August 2017: Media Creator III

* Ask your country representative for more information

Contact

For information about practical matters, accommodation or how to get to the place, please contact Abroadship.org at hello@abroadship.org