Training Course: ScribersHive Europe
Dates: 4-10 November 2018
Venue: St Albans, United Kingdom
Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 30th October 2018
ScribersHive Europe is an intercultural project using an innovative approach to develop journalism and creative media skills for young people. It will last for 12 months and involve activities in UK, Poland and participants’ home countries.
ScribersHive Europe is an intercultural project using an innovative approach to develop journalism and creative media skills for young people. It will last for 12 months and consists of the following phases:
• Training course in UK – November 2018
• Training course in Poland – April 2019
• Local activities in your own country – ongoing
• Dissemination (showcase) event in the UK – November 2019
The same participants should take part in all parts of the project.
This is important because all the activities are connected, so the final impact will be much greater when everyone has worked together for the whole year. This project will use the ScribersHive methodology to report and interpret cultural and social issues in different European countries.
The focus will be migrant or minority groups and how they relate socially and culturally to the majority / host society. The impact of the project will be to show how these issues are reported within each country; how they are “re-interpreted” by people in other countries; and how these reports can be influenced by stereotypes and cross-cultural prejudices.
ScibersHive involves 3 kinds of activities:
• Written journalism
• Graphics / comic strips
• Video or podcast production Every story will be represented in all 3 forms – but will move from one country to the next as it develops.
So for example, participants in France create a piece of written journalism. This is sent to the group in Poland, who will interpret it as a graphic. They send the graphic to Italy, where it is changed into a podcast.
How will the story change as it crosses national and cultural borders?
As a participant on this project you will:
• Learn how to use the ScribersHive methodology in practice
• Learn writing, graphic art, video and podcasting skills
• Develop your teamworking, communication, presentation and intercultural skills
• Understand the social and cultural issues affecting minorities
• Meet and get support from our highly experienced team of youth workers, trainers and media experts from You Press, Volunteer Centre Association (Poland) and Momentum World
• Visit London’s best known attractions as well as some less familiar and minority areas
• Visit the beautiful city of Kielce in Poland, and learn about graphic design in a country which is especially famous for this art form.
• Become a member of an international network of ScribersHive practitioners
• Take part in a public and VIP showcase event in London • Lead your own dissemination event in your country
All activities will be accredited with EU Youthpass.
Important Note: Participant selection will be carried out by project partners in each country. Applicants are not guaranteed a place.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme TCA 2018-2019.
Being selected for this course, the costs as (accommodation, food etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel will be reimbursed up to maximum travel allowances as follows:
- Bulgaria, Turkey – €360
- Poland, Romania, Spain, – €275
- France – €180
- United Kingdom – €0 UK
Visa fees will also be reimbursed for participants from Turkey (but please note we can only pay if the visa application is successful).
There is a participation fee of €270 for the whole project, to be paid in 2 parts (€150 in November 2018 and €120 in April 2019). There will be a refund of €100 at the end of the project for participants who successfully complete all the project activities.