“Making Movies Matter”

Asukoht: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Toimumise aeg: 01.02.2017 – 11.02.2017


The TC “Training Course – Making Movies Matter” aims to equip youth workers with competencies necessary for using movie-making as a methodology in bringing the common fundamental values of our society closer to hard to reach young people and young people not involved in civic and non-formal education. Based on our previous experiences, we believe that movies can make a difference when working with those youth, and we want to help more organizations and youth workers to be effective at it.

Films are by default thought to be more appealing to young people compared to other media and organizations use them for introducing young people with ideas, concepts and values that do not appear exciting to most of them. However, youth workers often lack the skills needed to produce films that will look genuine and will attract and keep the attention of young people – especially ones that are generally not involved in non-formal education, and thus more difficult to reach. Thus, such films often reach only a limited number of young people who are already involved, and who can be also impacted using other methods.

  • Becoming more aware of the political, social and economic changes in Europe, their influence on young people and youth’s understanding of the fundamental values of the common European society;
  •  Understanding the challenges posed to young people who are hard to reach, and the role of youth work in supporting those youth;
  •  Exploring strategies and approaches for reaching young people who are generally not involved in civic and non-formal education and for addressing social issues and values with them;
  •  Exploring movies as tools to be used for bringing values closer to young people;
  • Learning about the main elements of the process of making movies that will help produce videos that are interesting and appealing to young people;
  • Learning about the main elements of participatory processes with youth for planning, recording, editing and producing short movies;
  •  Exploring the potential for integrating movies in youth projects and youth work activities;
  •  Discussing the possibilities for targeting wired population of young people through producing awareness raising videos.

We hope that this project will go far beyond the involved participants. Young people will have the greatest benefit, especially ones who are hard to reach through other approaches of youth work and non-formal education, but whole communities will also benefit from seeing short videos addressing social issues and underlying values – or even participating in processes for producing them.

The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 275 euros.

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