The Euro-Youth MediaLab Project is a two year project funded through Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships of youth: KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. The Project runs from 1/09/2016 to 31/08/2018.
The aim of the project is to work with youth to explore what issues concern them and present their views through multimedia reports which they will produce and share with their project partners.
There are 10 partners in the project. All of the partners host a Europe Direct Information Centre
Europe Direct is a European Commission information network of over 500 offices in each of the 28 member states. Europe Direct Northern Ireland is based in Clogher and the only office in this region. Europe Direct offices act as the local contact point for information on citizens rights, EU funding, publications and materials to sources of information, EU policies and programmes
Local Groups of Youth Reporters
Each of the 10 partners works with a local group of youth to support them explore and research the issues that concern them and help them to produce multimedia reports to share with other youth involved in the project both locally and through the partnership. A virtual platform enables the young people to discuss the issues that are important to them as citizens in a changing Europe.
Each local group of youth act as ‘reporters’ and will actively drive the project to:
- Identify key EU issues they want to explore in their region
- Carry out research to develop their knowledge on the issue
- Produce multimedia reports to share their findings
View the multimedia reports under each of the project partner links above.
The multimedia reports from each of the 10 groups of youth reporters will be presented locally. The multimedia reports will also be shared with the other partners using an online platform to explore the issues, ideas and research across each region.
The ten local groups will collaborate to debate one common issue: migration and discuss it during an online debate and virtual exchange. After exploring the issue online with their partners each group of youth will host a debate at local level.
View the multimedia reports for each partner:
The online platform will enable the young people to discuss the issues that are important to them as citizens in a changing Europe. The online platform will be used to:
- Connect the 10 partners to communicate during the project
- Allow the youth in the local groups to collaborate
- Share the multimedia reports from each region
- Share the activities with and beyond the project partners
- Allow other people to connect for potential partnerships and projects
The tools produced during the project will be disseminated throughout the 2yr term and showcased during two conferences at the end of the project, one in France and one in Sweden.
At the end of the second year the partners will produce a guide to share their experience to help others set up similar youth groups across the EU.
Five of the ten partners involved in the Euro-Youth MediaLab project take part in an Erasmus+ youth exchange programme.
The five project partners are: Bulgaria, France, Spain, Sweden and UK.
The youth exchange includes 5 youth and one leader from each region working together during a week long programme to explore EU key issues.