Convention in Finland to discuss, experience, and shape future ideas about using media in intercultural youth dialogue and the role of the media in non-formal learning

In October 2011, the European Youth Parliament Finland hosts MEdiT’11 – a convention gathering over 30 young committed individuals for five days to discuss, experience, and shape future ideas about using media in intercultural youth dialogue and the role of the media in non-formal learning. The aim of MEdiT’11 is to gather, revise, and disseminate knowledge and best practices in the this field.

Between 26th and 30th of October the participants engage in an open space format to share and learn about topics they find important and inspiring. Each participant acts as a learner and as a trainer.

The convention will be held in the Happi Youth Media Centre in Helsinki, which provides excellent facilities for working with all types of media (desktop publishing, internet, video, audio) and space for constant group facilitation and evaluation to support the learning process.

Eligibility
The target group of MEdiT’11 are young people, who are active in intercultural youth dialogue and exchange and have already gathered experienced non-formal learning and the usage of media as a supportive tool. This event is especially designed for members of the European Youth Parliament and the European Youth Press. However, members from other organisations are welcomed to participate.
Participants:
• are involved in an European youth organisation,
• have collected first experiences in the usage of media and non-formal learning in intercultural youth dialogue (more experienced applicants are highly welcome too),
• are motivated to participate in the preparations of the convention,
• are willing to share knowledge and ideas,
• are available between the 26th and 30th of October (Arrivals on the 25th, departures earliest at the evening of the 30th)

Costs
MEdiT’11 is supported by the Youth in Action programme. The participation is for free, accommodation and food will be provided by the organisers, travel costs will be partly (up to 70%) reimbursed.

The deadline for application is 3 July (23:59 pm) 2011!

More information can be found on: http://medit.eypacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/medit.eypacademy.org/2011/06/call-for-MediT-1.pdf