“How to Read Media in the Post-Truth Era” training course in Berlin, Germany – call for participants

Deadline for receiving applications is 17 October 2018, 23:59 CET.

Are you enthusiastic young media makers (student or recent graduate), want to acquire new qualified competences and to contribute to change of media landscape in your country and Europe? Are you interested in media literacy, critical thinking, journalistic ethic and media analysis and would like raise awareness of these topics?

Then this call is for you! The European Youth Press 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, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, and Slovakia to join training course “Media Moving Forward: Reporting on and Using New Technologies” that will be held on 12 – 19 November 2018 in Berlin, Germany.



About the project

How to Read Media in the Post-Truth Era is part of series of trainings the European Youth Press and its Member Organisations are implementing in order to fulfil vision of the network. Only by constant efforts it’s possible to achieve positive change – foster socially responsible media making and combat mass-media manipulation. It aims at raising professional competences of young media makers and fostering their responsibility towards society, contributing to public media literacy and people’s ability to do basic (mass)media analysis, as well as reflecting and combating manipulation practices in the (mass)media.



Participants of the youth exchange will:

– be able to reflect and combat manipulation practices in the (mass)media and their dependence on politicians and other groups;

– think critically and assess information in non-biased and non-stereotyped way;

– be able to spread the knowledge among wide public and raise its awareness of specifics and challenges of the news communicated by the digital and social media;

– get knowledge of theoretical framework of the media literacy, and of the (mass)media manipulation concepts;

– become aware of importance of youth’s and minorities’ presence in media, and able to create media content that is diverse in this regard;

– work and network in formal and non-formal way in the multicultural environment.

Their knowledge will be solidified through hands-on production of media and other materials on the media literacy and critical thinking. Hence the participants will put the acquired knowledge directly into practice. Materials produced will be published online as open educational resources.



Financial information

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

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:

Slovakia – 200 EUR

Bosnia and Herzegovina – 250 EUR

Montenegro – 250 EUR

Portugal – 350 EUR

Armenia – 360 EUR

Italy – 200 EUR

Belgium – 180 EUR

France – 200 EUR

Participants from Germany should be based in Berlin, as their travel and accommodation costs cannot be covered.

Tickets for travel to airport from participant’s home towns and back are included in these amounts; local transport tickets in Berlin 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). The organisers will provide participants with list of recommended flights, bus or train connections, which are within the reimbursement limit. If they are not convenient for participants, they will be expected to take another cheapest route from their place of residence to Berlin 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 12 November until 20:00 and leave on 19 November at any time.

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 media literacy, critical thinking, and media analysis;
  • Between 18-30 years old, only one participant can be older than 30 years;
  • Residents of Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, and Slovakia;
  • Proficient in English.



How to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to apply by filling in this online form until 17 October 2018, 23:59 CET.


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