Read Between The Lines!
Media Education, Freedom of Expression and Youth Participation
CDN Seminar 2012
22nd to 29th April 2012, Turkey
3rd March 2012
The DEADLINE for submitting applications to
has been EXTENDED to Thursday 8th March 2012 at midday (CET). A more detailed call, including a summary of the topics and aims of the project can downloaded below, together with the application form.
In particular, we are looking for applications from Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine.
This seminar will aim to raise greater awareness and a better understanding of issues related to freedom of expression, transparency, democracy, pluralism and youth participation, in today's diverse European societies. It will promote youth participation and critical reflection on the media discourses vis-à-vis existing social realities and the everyday life of young people and their communities.
- to improve access of youth to the public space and increase possibilities of young people in shaping their societies
- to reinforce the respect and awareness of human rights as a prerequisite for participatory, transparent and pluralist democracy
- to halt the propagation of stereotypes and other public discourses that stigmatise and marginalise/exclude certain social groups
- to examine what freedom of expression is and why it is important
- to consolidate freedom of expression as a fundamental human right for a participatory, transparent and pluralist democracy
- to raise awareness about relevant legal frameworks, such as the extent and limits of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
- to empower youth to actively ensure that no one is deprived of the right to free speech
- to provide tools for youth to critically analyze information flow and media in its various forms
- to identify what kinds of values are spread in the media, such as gender, family, cultural, ethnic, religious, economic and political values, and who has an interest in spreading those values
- to explore the relationship between civil society, the private sector, state actors and media
- to stress the importance of youth participation in public discussions and different phases of decision-making processes, such as elections
- to encourage youth to challenge dominant narratives in creative and constructive ways
Methodology and planning
We will combine principles and methodologies of non-formal education in the youth field, human rights education, and education to democratic citizenship, intercultural learning, and media education. In practice, this means lectures, workshops, discussion groups, panel debates, educational games, role play, and other interactive and reflection-provoking methods. We want participants to be inspired, to explore new perspectives, and to experience and practice what we are learning. We will put focus on personal development, learning in groups, and interactive, participatory and experimential learning.
Call for prep team
Application form for prep team members
Call for participants
Application form for participants
This project is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and by Green Forum Sweden
1972-2012 | 40th Anniversary of the European Youth Foundation