“Media Moving Forward: Reporting on and Using New Technologies” training course in Graz, Austria – call for participants

Deadline for receiving applications is 21 October 2018, 23:59 CET.

Are you enthusiastic young media makers (student or recent graduate), working for non-governmental organisations focused on media, or simply interested in media and would like to be involved in it?

Then this call is for you! The Youth Press Austria (Jugendpresse Österreich) and its partner organisations are looking for 4 participants (18-30 years old) and 1 participant who can be older than 30 years from Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, and Portugal to join training course “Media Moving Forward: Reporting on and Using New Technologies” that will be held on 26 November – 2 December 2018 in Graz, Austria. It will take place along with the EU Youth Award Festival and you will have an exclusive opportunity to report from it!



About the project

The aim of the project is to bring science behind new technologies closer to public, and thus popularise it, through media. During week-long training course (seminars, workshops, study visits), the participants will attend workshops and seminars on usage of new technologies in media, cover the European Youth Award Festival (EYA), and present their reportages to other participants. During the EYA the participants will learn about digital technologies that are used for social good and how to report on them in simpler, but still accurate. All reportages will be published on project’s website.



Participants of the youth exchange will:

– be trained on how to report on digital technologies and events related to them;

– learn about modern technologies that can be used in media and get skills in using them;

– get the opportunity to work in an innovative and scientific environment – interview people working in the field of digital technologies and visit various organisations;

– learn about the role of media in the public sphere;

– get their skills on making media and reporting improved;

– learn about other countries and cultures, work in an international team.

The participants will be invited to join the EYA Alumni network – a supportive network of like-minded people who are interested in digital social innovation and improving society. This network was established over the past 4 years and turned out to be a point of mutual support and help for young people. It offers numerous opportunities to young people from peers.



Financial information

Accommodation, food and all materials to be used are fully covered by Erasmus+ Programme and are taken care of by the Youth Press Austria.

Although the nearest airport is located in Vienna, participants can also fly to Ljubljana. There are direct bus and train connections between Graz and both Vienna and Ljubljana. Participants will receive reimbursement of their travel costs (flight + train or bus ticket, if needed) up to the amount indicated below according to their country of residence:

Austria – 80 EUR

Germany – 200 EUR

Italy – 180 EUR

Portugal – 300 EUR

Armenia – 360 EUR

Belarus – 250 EUR

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 180 EUR

Montenegro – 250 EUR

Tickets for travel from Vienna or Ljubljana to Graz and back are included in these amounts; local transport tickets in Graz are not included in these amounts and will be reimbursed 100% or paid directly by organisers.

Although travel costs will be reimbursed, participants will be expected to make their own travel arrangements as soon as possible after being selected and communicate with organisers about it (more information will be included in the acceptance e-mail). Participants will be also expected to take the cheapest route from their place of residence to Graz and use following means of the transportation:

  • Train: 2nd class ticket (normal as well as high-speed trains),
  • Flight: return economy-class air ticket or a cheaper ticket,
  • Bus,
  • Car.

If they don’t have it already, all the participants are expected to arrange adequate medical and travel insurance which we strongly recommend. Unfortunately it cannot be reimbursed by organisers.

Participants are expected to arrive on 26 November until 20:00 and leave on 2 December after 12:00.

Participants will receive info-pack with programme and all important and other useful information one week after being selected.


Who can apply?

This call is open for:

  • Young media makers (student or recent graduate), representatives of non-governmental organisations focused on media, people interested in science and digital technologies, people interested in media;
  • Between 18-30 years old, only one participant can be older than 30 years;
  • Residents of Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, and Portugal;
  • Proficient in English.



How to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to apply by filling in this online form until 21 October 2018, 23:59 CET.


This youth exchange is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.