newsletter December 2009
actionINFO "Youth in Action TV" – is a youth informational initiative that will promote the Youth in Action Programme with the help of attractive visual media. Young people from Germany, Latvia, France, Poland and Turkey will build a network of youth reporters in Europe, create international web-TV magazines, produce a comprehensive media kit and launch a Europe wide information campaign about the Youth in Action Programme in 2010.
Young reporters from five European countries will be involved in creating media reports about the youth initiatives done in their countries. Young people will contribute to dissemination of best practices of the Youth in Action Programme through one of the most progressive modern media – internet TV. TV magazines will be available for viewing on the www. europenweb.tv. Published by: The European Youth4Media Network e.V Bennostr. 5 48155 Münster http://www.youth4media.eu/ Editor: Vitaliy Llipich firstname.lastname@example.org
We have talked with Helena Potthast, the project manager about the specific aspects of the project.
Q: What kind of magazines do you plan to produce? A: We are planning to create five magazines on a variety of issues including minority rights, education possibilities for young people, and youth cooperation in Europe. These issues will be somehow connected with excellent opportunities that are offered by the Youth in Action Programme. Q: You will also produce the information kit. What is this? A: The kit will feature a comprehensive printed and visual (films, reports) presentation of the Programme and each of its actions, objectives and priorities. It will be a great resource for all who is interested in vibrant and exciting youth life in Europe. Q: Tell us more about the information campaign you want to launch next year. A: The final stage of the project - European wide informational campaign will promote the Youth in Action Programme with the help of the media that will be created by the young people. The campaign in capital cities of France, Germany, Poland, Latvia and Turkey will be followed by the presentation in the cities of Orleans, Muenster, Lublin and Istanbul.
What is Youth in Action? Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU's borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background: Youth in Action is a Programme for all! The Youth in Action Programme provides important opportunities for young people to acquire skills and competences. Therefore it is a key instrument for nonformal and informal learning in a European dimension. Non-formal learning refers to the learning which takes place outside formal educational curriculum. Nonformal learning activities involve people on a voluntary basis and are carefully planned, to foster the participants' personal and social development. Informal learning refers to the learning in daily life activities, in work, family, leisure, etc. It is mainly learning by doing. In the youth sector, informal learning takes place in youth and leisure initiatives, in peer group and voluntary activities etc.
Who can participate? Are you young person aged between 13 and 30 years old or somebody active in youth work or youth organisations legally resident in one of the Programme or Partner Countries? If so, you can be a participant of a Youth in Action project, depending on the Action and sub-Action concerned .You will learn about all these Actions in our future editions.
Youthpass Every person who has taken part in a Youth in Action project under Action 1.1, Action 2, and Action 4.3 (Training Courses) is entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate, which describes and validates the nonformal and informal learning experience acquired during the project. Through the Youthpass, the European Commission ensures that participation in the Programme is recognised as an educational experience and a period of non-formal learning and informal learning. This document can be of great benefit for the future educational or professional pathway of the participant.
Find out more: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.htm