Last night in Agora Aveiro there was a dissemination event of the project “Film it: multimedia practices for cultural dialogue and inclusion”. This project was funded by Erasmus+ programme and thanks to it four youth workers from Portugal were able to participate in the training course that was implemented in Taevaskoja, Estonia between September 2-9, 2017. Other participants came from Estonia, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, and Spain. The applicant organization of the project is Mittetulundusühing MITRA (Estonia).
During the dissemination event, we heard from the participants about what was the main goals of the project, such as:
* exchanging ideas and best practices on media and multimedia role in youth work;
* developing digital competencies by creating a professional self-branding video and a competitive video-CV;
* understanding the role of young people in their local realities in the context of active participation and inclusion;
* exploring multimedia activities as a tool for intercultural dialogue and social inclusion and adapting different types of multimedia activities to different target groups, in particular, young people;
* giving to youth workers the ability to develop marketable multimedia skills and build multimedia based products;
* preparing youth workers as multipliers of newly gained competences.
Also, the promotional video of the project was shown. It can be seen here.
The multimedia approach in youth work during this project was targeted through non-formal learning activities and methodology, learning by doing, educational and artistic workshops. By advancing multimedia and digital skills and multilingualism in youth work this project also tackled the issue of intercultural dialogue in Europe.
The main results of the project are the competences and experiences gained by participants – youth workers. Participants learned to use multimedia for a variety of purposes ranging from NGO youth work and arts to media campaigns. Impact on their skills ranges from technical to analytical and creative. Youth workers gained the ability to make use of different equipment and software to produce multimedia pieces for their professional needs. Now they are able to transfer their newly acquired knowledge to their organisations and to young people and empower their local communities.