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YOUTH VIBES International Center for Development of Education and Training Video Recording and Editing Lesson

Why Erasmus+?

Startup Ideas Standing up to FGM.


International Center for Development of Education and Training


Youth VibE+s is the life style part of E+Media4YOUth media portal, collecting storyes of the participatin youth in different activities under Erasmus+ program and making their dissemination. All materials are made by the participants. The monthly most interesting materials are published in this electronic magazine, using the most innovative ISSUU platform as the most popular among young people in Europe and the world. The electronic edition is full of well-selected photo and text materials that makes reading enjoyable and useful to you.

The electronic edition is full of well-selected photo and text materials that makes reading enjoyable and useful to you.


Monthly eddition | April 2019

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Author: Eva Yoneva

Standing up to FMG.


On the second day, the group visited the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies in Carthage, Tunisia. They’ve met with members of the institute, led by the general director Dr. Neji Jalloul. Partners represented shortly themselves and their organizations, as well as the whole project and the main purpose of it. The meeting dealt with joint ventures and the exchange of studies and experiences. The team asked about some statistics about the violence against women in Tunisia, but Dr. Jalloul said that it’s difficult to calculate the exact number and percentage because the women are afraid to report that they have been victims of violence and because of this fact cannot be made accurate statistics.


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After the meeting in the Institute, the group has visited the beautiful Sidi Bou Said, tried some tradition food and met the local culture.

On the next day, the group went to the capital – Tunis and visited the Assembly of the Representatives of the People. They have met with Mr. Oussama Sghaier, the vice- president of the council in charge of relations with the citizen and with civil society, who made a presentation for them on the chamber of representatives of the town, its functions and also its system of work at the level of

commissions and public sessions, stressing out more about the opening

of the parliamentary institution to the components of civil society and the interaction with their opinions and proposals on various issues and bills that the council has before it. The group asked some questions about the rights of women in Tunisia and the opportunities they can have for their own development.


Before the meeting with Mr. Oussama Sghaier, the group had the opportunity to examine the parliament building in more detail. It has an amazing architecture!

The group also visited the office of the Tunisian partner organization where they made a short debriefing about the past days, the places they’ve visited, the people which they have alreday met, the experience which they’ve gained and their impressions for the project and the country, also the knowledge gained about the topic of the project and their feelings and personal opinion about the affected issue The next stage of the project will be a Workshop in Struga, Macedonia in the period 8-14 March 2019 where the participants will talk more about the topic of the project, make some researches and differentiate the problem with the topic of the project in the different partners’ countries.


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Startup ideas Why do I want to be an entrepreneur? Author: Dobrin Stoilov

Why do I want to be an entrepreneur? I will try to outline the costs and benefits of being such and then will decide which is greater for me. Usually people who decide to be such tend to spend a lot of time on their start up, sometimes up to 16-18 hours a day. They don’t have set working hours; they have to work almost all the time they (physically) can in order to get the business up and running. The first few clients are the hardest to find – your company is new on the market, no one knows you, there are no previous customers who can give a review about your product. On top of that, statistics show that more than 90% of startups fail.


If you work hard enough and get everything right and the business is successful, the reward is great. And it is not about the money. It is about the fact that you developed entire business out of nothing, which now brings value to the society. The fact that you achieved your dream. You have to have a certain type of personality to like being an entrepreneur. This kind of people doesn’t like the norms and always try to do things better. They don’t mind spending all their free time working on their project, just to bring it to life. They receive great pleasure in just being able to work on and develop that project they always wanted to. I am such kind of person and that’s the reason why I want to become an entrepreneur. I often think of different businesses that could be established to target a particular problem. Although I have many ideas about different businesses, a particular one hasn’t captivated me in order to dive into developing it. Also, I want to get some working experience first, in order to polish my business skills and get additional ideas. Nevertheless, at some point of time I will most probably start working on a startup.


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A beginners guide to video recording and editing Author: Lorina Pencheva Have you ever had the feeling that you should spread your subjective and extraordinary vision of the world to others? Have you thought about the ways in which you could do that? Was video recording an option for you? If yes, this article is just for you.

1. Get creative Create content even if you don’t really feel like doing it. Always try to improve. Don’t wait for the motivation to kick in when you are laying on your bed wasting your time. Just get up and get going. You can find inspiration everywhere – go to a museum, go for a walk in a park, listen to some new music. The ideas will come in mind as the work is flowing – what kind of a video do you want to record; what song passes to that vibe; what audience are you going to reach with your content; what thoughts and emotions are you going to provoke in them.


2. Take your time Taking time off is essential, especially when you are just starting with a new hobby - not only because it requires a lot of work in the beginning, but also because if you aren’t persistent, soon you are going to drop all of your effort and give up on your new passion. Changes don’t happen overnight, don’t forget that. If you work hard enough, you will succeed at improving your skills. Recording videos and editing them is as complicated as any other art process – first you need ideas, then you need time.

3. Shoot everything and shoot often Practice makes progress. Practice, practice, practice! There’s absolutely no way around this, I can assure you. I don’t care how many YouTube videos you watch, how many photography articles you read, or how many Instagram posts you analyze - if you aren’t shooting, you aren’t really improving! An ounce of experience is worth a pound of theory. Get out and about and shoot!


Your first clips are going to suck. You may need to shoot thousands before you get one that you like. But each one, no matter how bad, is one step towards being a better videographer and a better content creator. Practice doesn’t just help you apply the theory you learn, but also gets you familiar with your equipment and how different settings affect the final result.

4. Use the Camera You Already Have While the equipment does matter for videography, it doesn’t matter as much as you think. A skilled videographer can produce great photos with a crappy camera, while an unskilled one will keep shooting on a mediocre level even with high-end, expensive gear. It comes down to a couple simple factors: light, composition, perspective, and as we discussed above – the idea. If you can master all of those things, you’ll be able to take great shots with anything - even a smartphone. The truth is that upgrading your gear won’t upgrade your videography skills. The sooner you accept this, the faster you’ll improve and progress!


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From my personal experience, I can share a lot about that – my own camera is somewhat trashy. I bought her 4 years ago at a black Friday sale and at first, I felt sorry that I wasted all my money for something so hard to work with, but then I changed my mindset. I decided that I am going to with what I have – I also used my phone for some extra footage. At the end, the quality of the video clip isn’t really that important compared to the content. And a great plus is that there is an upcoming trend of recording videos with a camcorder from the early 00s just because it brings out nostalgia in the audience.

5. Learn the basics of editing So you’re ready to embark on your first video project and take your first few baby steps toward the making of your very own masterpiece. Ok…. you probably aren’t looking to start off that big. Maybe you just heard a great indie song that matches to some clips of the sunset you took last week or you just want to impress your art teacher with a new format presentation. No matter what the case is, you are going to have to edit it at least a bit. The last and probably most important tip from me is to explore different editing apps – they can be on your smartphone or computer. The ones that I recommend are Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, as well as iVideos.


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Why you should apply for an Erasmus+ project? Author: Iva Stancheva What better way is there to gather knowledge than by traveling? One of life’s greatest joys is exploring the world and learning more about its treasures, cultures and inhabitants. A gift like no other that expands one’s horizons both intellectually and spiritually. That is the reason why the Erasmus+ program is so important to modern society: it provides young people with the opportunity to travel and therefore overcome borders, gain professional experience and build friendships along the way. My experience with Erasmus+ left a lasting impression on me that will stay with me forever and it continues, to this day, to inspire me. I applied to the project with hesitation, but left with a love for the unknown and curiosity for what more it has to offer I took part in the “Media Movement Starts” project, based in Kirklareli, Turkey - a small town near the Bulgarian border with seemingly little to offer. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong as it soon became my second home and very beloved place. The project exceeded my expectations by a milestone. Thanks to the responsible tasks I was given I gained important new skills that will be useful in various situations and mainly in the professional world. The tasks heavily required teamwork as well as communications skills, which not only improved my English, but also helped me learn a vast amount of other foreign phrases.


During the cultural evening I enjoyed both Turkish and Romanian drinks, sweets and interesting stories I was also able to learn a lot from other people, which helped me build a team-mindset and overcome problems with the help of other participants in a friendly group setting. I also had the chance to travel to the beautiful cities of Edirne and Luleburgaz, eat traditional Turkish cuisine and visit famous landmarks and museums. One of the days we went on the most wonderful walk in the snowy mountains of Kirklareli, exploring the local flora with an amazing guide. We relied on each other to overcome difficulties such as building paths over rivers where there were none.


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The energizers were more fun each morning and the tasks were creative and non-tiring. I had the most wonderful time during all of the different activities. Still, my favorite part of my stay was getting to know people from different cultures. It is a great privilege to call these strangers I had never seen before my friends. The bonds we share now are ones that will withstand the test of time and distance. There is no greater feeling than the feeling of unity between us representatives of different countries. A more pleasant time does not exist than the late nights spent with other participants performing traditional dances together, teaching one another, each of us open to learn and acquire something new from his fellows. These people accepted my culture and were curious to find out more, the same way as I wanted to be closer to them and indulge in their world. These nights I will never forget, and my mind will always wander off to the distant but vivid memories of us dancing and singing, enjoying our company under the domes of astonishing mosques, and moreover sharing everything together like brothers. Now that I have found the beauty that hides behind each and every county I am


A more pleasant time does not exist than the late nights spent with other participants performing traditional dances together, teaching one another, each of us open to learn and acquire something new from his fellows. These people accepted my culture and were curious to find out more, the same way as I wanted to be closer to them and indulge in their world. These nights I will never forget, and my mind will always wander off to the distant but vivid memories of us dancing and singing, enjoying our company under the domes of astonishing mosques, and moreover sharing everything together like brothers. Now that I have found the beauty that hides behind each and every county I am eager to explore it even more and meet more young open-minded people, who will show me more of the wonders of the world. Erasmus+ changed my life and I will be forever grateful for the experience it gave me. I think it is a great opportunity for young people to see the world, find like-minded people and learn new skills. If you want to embark on an adventure, Erasmus+ is surely something you should consider and not regret.

Pack your bags and lets explore EU!


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ISSUE 12 - April 2019  

ISSUE 12 - April 2019  

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