April 17, 2014
April 14, 2014
16 June 2014 (All day) - 17 June 2014 (All day)
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is organizing a two-day Youth Forum on 16-17 June 2014 in Warsaw. The Youth Forum will bring together 35 youth leaders, age between 25-35, from South-East Europe as well as Central and Western Europe, Canada and the USA to discuss challenges to youth political participation in the 21st century and ways to overcome these. The final outcome of the Youth Forum will be a number of recommendations on how the OSCE and its institutions can better assist participating States to meet their commitments and obligations on the inclusion of youth in democratic processes.
The Youth Forum will involve three categories of young leaders – representing the following categories:
- Voice: This relates to informal forms of political participation and focuses on online activism. Ideal candidates include representatives of social media groups and bloggers.
- Influence: This relates to semi-formal forms of political participation and focuses on civil society organizations active in advocating and lobbying for changes to policies. We are looking for leaders who want to influence politics but do not want to do so through formal structures.
- Governance: This relates to formal mechanisms of political participation such as political parties and governance institutions. Ideal candidates are leaders such as young politicians and members of parliaments, government representatives, city councilors, policy and political advisors.
Accommodation and travel costs for the event will be covered by the OSCE/ODIHR.
Please apply by submitting your offline application and recent Curriculum Vitae. OSCE/ODIHR will be selecting the participants.
Submit your application no later than 12 May 2014 to email@example.com
For more information about the OSCE/ODIHR Youth Forum and the selection procedure, please click here.
April 10, 2014
April 9, 2014
"Rapid transformations in the digital media landscape have put increasing pressure on individuals to navigate highly complex technologies, risking digital exclusion, consumer detriment, low participation and growing inequality” (LSE 2013 Media Policy Briefing)
Promoting media literacy is a public service media commitment and PSM organizations are in a unique position to help audiences develop their digital media literacy skills and confidence to fully participate in modern society.
- But what are the essential elements required to create an effective strategy for promoting digital media literacy?
- What do existing initiatives from PSM organizations look like?
- What role can PSB organizations play?
In addition to answering these questions, this Master Class will also help broadcasters and partners create new dynamic project ideas, designed toimprove the digital media literacy skills of audiences, especially children.
It is being carried out by a Consortium composed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the European Think Tank on Film and Film Policy, CUMEDIAE – Culture and Media Agency and AEDE -The European Association of Teachers. The study will last until October 2014 and will cover the 28 Member States of the European Union, the EEA Member States and Switzerland.
Visit the FilmEd website
Source: Media & Learning news (4/2014)
April 7, 2014
The Safer Internet Centre (SIC) in Romania, and the country-wide network of active youth panellists, will take this as an opportunity to teach children and teachers about online safety issues. This is why, this year, in all 13 cities with active youth panels, informative sessions will be held in schools between 7-11 April. Most activities will use non-formal techniques in order to stimulate children and teachers’ participation in creating a safer and better online environment, both for them and their community. Besides activities in schools, some of the youth panellists have decided to organise flash mobs, followed by informative sessions in visible public places in their city.
April 2, 2014
Upload your video for an open society! How can we create an open and inclusive European society? Share your ideas and win €2500!
Deadline for entries is April 13.
April 1, 2014
Youngsters between 12-14 in 17 European cities (including Aalborg and Stockholm) will vote for the best youth film. The winner will be announced in an award ceremony streamed live on the website yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu
The Contest screened at Berlin’s Generation KPlus section and will take part at Toronto’s Children and Youth Film Festival and Stockholm’s Junior Film Festival in April. The film sold over 100,000 in Denmark. World sales are handled by LevelK.