The Euro-Youth MediaLab Project is a two year project funded through Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships.
The aim of the project is to work with young people to explore what citizenship means to them and share it with other youth involved in the project.
The 10 partners are organisations that host a Europe Direct Information Centre:
Local Groups of Youth Reporters
Each partner will work with a group of local youth and support them to act as ‘youth reporters’
The youth reporters 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
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.
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 first meeting of the Euro-Youth MediaLab partners took place in France 21 – 24 September 2016.
The next meeting will take place in Bulgaria on the 13 – 17 May 2017 followed by a meetings in Spain later in 2017.
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.
During the 2yr programme six of the partners will take part in youth exchanges which will include 5 youth and one leader from each region.
Other exchanges will take place in Sweden in June 2017 and Spain and Bulgaria in 2018.