Training Course: Green Youth Media
Dates: 06 – 12 October 2018
Venue: Imbros (Imroz) / Gökçeada, Çanakkale
We are looking for 2 or 3 additional participants aged 18+ coming from: Greece
and Involves 40 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Czech Republic, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain
Application deadline: 4th October 2018
ATTENTION:Last call for 2 or 3 additional applicants! Applicants will be from Greece or listed countries
The project “Green Youth Media”organized by Global Environment Organization. The Project “Green Youth Media” is intended for youth leaders, youth workers and volunteers from environmental organizations to support them in increasing their impact by means of training and workshop communication skills with media.
The Project addresses the needs of the young environmental organizations to improve their competences in communication with public and media in order to increase the youth awareness about environmental problems.
The idea of the course is based on the fact that one of the biggest environmental problems of our society is the general inability to solve the problems effectively. The people has information mainly from media, however the most information in the media is simplified and misinterpreted. As the result, public discussion regarding environmental topics are really confusing.
Thus, environmental organizations has to put more effort and emphasis on promotion and communication of environmental issues. It is necessary to enable and understand the issue correctly.
Moreover, badly preperad campaigns could have negative impact on the general public. It is important to plan the promotion carefully and to be aware how people perceive our information.
From this point of view, our project are going to consists of these workshops;
– Citizen journalism
– Campaign planning
– Preparing press release, press conference
– New media tools (internet, social networks, blogs)
– Green news from local people
– Diffuculties in environmental communication
– Fundamental journalistic skills
– Designing communication strategy
Imbros (Imroz), officially changed to Gökçeada since 29 July 1970, is the largest island of Turkey and the seat of Gökçeada District of Çanakkale Province. It is located in the Aegean Sea, at the entrance of Saros Bay and is also the westernmost point of Turkey (Cape İncirburnu).
According to the 2016 census, the island-district of Gökçeada has a population of 8,776. The main industries of Imbros are fishing and tourism. Today the island is predominantly inhabited by settlers from the Turkish mainland that mostly arrived there after 1960, but from the indigenous population about 300 Greeks are still remaining, most of them elderly, but including some families with children.
Gökçeada is one of the eight “cittaslows” of Turkey and is the second in being accepted as one. Water from the Black and Marmara Seas mixing with the warmer saltier water of the Aegean Sea supports a rich marine ecosystem.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.
– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:
Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost
– Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).
GEO (Green Youth Media) – NGO
Global Environment Organization (GEO) entered into service in 2012 by a nature volunteer mass. This nature volunteer mass has conducted environmental works in Turkey and different countries of Europe since 2005 and wanted to increase the effect of this impact by institutionalization. To accomplish these particular goals which were determined firstly in Turkey and in global reference, it succeed into reaching to a wide audience of volunteers. It consists of the administrative body from different field of professions and volunteers and advisory committee for increasing the quality of projects.
YiA 18 – NGO
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Working language: English
Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.
Age bracket: 18+ years old