A2 – TRANS-NATION
Training Course on Media Literacy
What messages are you getting from Media?
What other messages do you want to send to the world?
Whatever you believe people should hear – this is your moment!
26. 6.–1. 7. 2022 (excluding travel days)
on Statek Habří, Habří, Czech Republic
In Trans-nation, we will:
- analyse the messages that people around us are receiving
- pin-point what part of those messages we consider toxic
- prepare an empowering message to share with the world
- practice how to share it using storytelling and theatre techniques
- Anybody who participated in the A1
- If you didn’t participated in A1, you can still join if you are
- Youth workers, educators, trainers, activists, volunteers or facilitators cooperating with participating organisations.
- Residents of the following countries: Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and North Macedonia.
- Working with young people on a regular basis.
- Interested in developing your critical thinking.
- Looking to develop your knowledge about Media (how do media agents work, on what principles…), and narratives (what are they, why are they so powerful, how do narratives influence people on an everyday basis, how to counter toxic narratives)
We have space for 28 participants who are committed to participating in the full programme.
- Full participation in the whole programme
- Contribution of €50 per TC as a participation fee (unless agreed differently with your sending organisatiions)
- Before the training course, you will run a research phase among the youth you are working with (the whole process was explained during the TC 1, but the team can brief you in how to carry out this research).
- During the TC 2, we will co-create a book with toxic narratives in society and counter-narratives that we designed to challenge them.
- After the TC 2, you are committed to organising a storytelling performance or event (with the support of the partner organisation) to share empowering messages with your community.
- Start with filling the application form.
- Every partner organisation (see below) will select 2-3 youth workers to take part in the programme.
- If you are selected, you will receive a Confirmation Letter with more information regarding your participation. ONLY then you can start managing your travel arrangements and booking your tickets!
- If you have any questions, please contact our Project Supervisor.
Learning Process & Programme
Day 1: In the first day of our Activity 2, we will have the opportunity to reconnect and re-encounter with the group. We will have the space to share our experiences during the participatory research phase and the dissemination after the first activity, and will start creating the set of ‘Counter-Narratives’ that we would like to spread in our local communities, compiling them in our Transformation Book.
Day 2: In the second day, we will explore the concept of Campaign and how we can develop and implement campaigning activities in our local communities. We will debate on how we can campaign in Public Media and will brainstorm and practice different forms of offline activism. Finally, we will get an introduction of Storytelling Workshops and Events as Media Literacy tools.
Day 3: Here we will discover the potential of different forms of Social Theatre as Media Literacy tools when working with young people, and we will practice different theatrical and storytelling forms that can be applied in youth work in our local communities
Day 4: On day 4 we will engage with the potential of Social Media campaigns and Online activism, and will explore how we can create Digital Performances to challenge the hegemonic and toxic narratives present in our local communities.
Day 5: In this day we will have the opportunity to develop our skills in designing and implementing a campaign. Drawing on the concepts and resources gathered during the previous sessions of the programme, we will design the campaigns that we will put into practice in our local organisations and will have the opportunity to exchange our ideas with all the participants from the partner organisations.
Day 6: As the last day of the programme, we will start designing our second dissemination plan and how we will spread the word and the work that we have been doing. We will also introduce our Forum of Storytellers initiative, a tool for developing a European network of collaboration and innovation in the use of Media Literacy tools with young people. Finally, we will have the opportunity create future projects in collaboration and to trace our next steps, closing the second activity of our project.
Accommodation – Statek Habří
The venue is a pension in Vysočina region. Forest is nearby, there is a pool, stand-alone training room and other cool things.
Rooms will be from 4 to 8 people. The rooms are equipped with bed-sheets.
Website (in Czech)
- There will be 3 meals a day + 2 coffee breaks, with mainly traditional Czech cuisine. The food provided during the programme will be an environmentally-conscious vegetarian diet.
- If you are having a special diet or allergies, please let us know in the application form, so we can arrange your needs in time.
The best for you is to reach Prague, Vienna, or Brno. From there:
- Go to this website: https://idos.idnes.cz/en/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/
- Find a connection to Křížanov (district Žďár nad Sázavou)
- Let us know (on firstname.lastname@example.org) when you are to reach the place.
- We will pick you up in Křižanov by car, or organize a bus for you.
Good tip: It can be difficult to pronounce names of Czech cities. Put the names on a paper and show it to people! They will try to help.
The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme.
The costs of the programme, including meals, accommodation, and travel costs (according to the maximum amount of money allowed per country) will be covered by the Erasmus+ programme. Please contact your sending organisation to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets.
The travel expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of tickets, bookings and invoices, so remember to keep them all with you!
Erasmus+ calculated maximum amount of travel reimbursement you can receive based on the distance band.
If there is written GT (Green Travel), it means participants cannot travel by plane.
€320 Latvia (GT)
€275 Greece, Italy (send by Associazione Altradimora), Spain, The Republic of North Macedonia
€210 Croatia (GT), Italy (send by Associazione Slow Tourism Alto Adige) (GT), Poland (GT)
€20 Czech Republic
There is a €50 participation fee, to be paid in cash upon arrival to every TC. We perceive this fee as proof of your motivation and commitment to take part in the programme. This will be used for financing the local dissemination activities after the training.
Project supervisor, trainer
I am a trainer, facilitator, coach, storyteller, and writer.
I hold a Master degree from Media studies and journalism at Masaryk University, and years of experiences as a journalist in daily press, radio, and different magazines, but also as a marketing specialist, copywriter, blogger, content maker, scriptwriter, graphic designer, and writer. For two years, I had cooperated with the Career Service of Masaryk University.
I have worked for 6 years as a scout leader, after that he took a break from being a youth worker for a few years and returned to it after participating in EVS program in Olde Vechte Foundation in the Netherlands. I had become a coach, facilitator, and trainer with a focus on personal development, storytelling, and usage of games for education.
The main topics I am focused on are labor market, social inclusion (mainly of the LGBT+ spectrum), and personal development. The main methods I am using are storytelling, coaching, systemic work, body movement, art, gamification, and LARP.
Program Supervisor, trainer
I am an actor, freelancer trainer and PhD researcher at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – University of London. As a practitioner and activist, I am interested in how socially-engaged theatre making can advance the potential for social transformation. I use Theatre-Voice-Body Expression methods for working with young people directly, including young people with disabilities, young migrants and refugees, Roma community, and LGBTIQ+ young people.
I hold a BA (Hons) with distinction in Dramatic Art from the Superior Dramatic Art School of Castilla & León (Spain) and an MA in Artistic, Literary and Cultural Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid. I practice different forms of Social Theatre (including Theatre of the Oppressed, Community theatre and Site-Specific performance) for promoting visibility and action over pressing social issues, including violence, discrimination and hate speech. I believe that doing theatre with young people can be a powerful way to develop self-awareness and a sense of connection and belonging, and a starting point for transforming toxic hegemonic narratives and mainstream discourses about minorities.
project coordinator, junior trainer
I am non-formal education enthusiast, interested mostly in body-movement, mindfulness, and nature approach. I was getting my experiences in different training courses through the whole Europe, and I spend one year as a volunteer in Dutch educational organisation Olde Vechte Foundation.
I am cooperating with INspire as a project manager. I will be in touch with you through email or Facebook, supporting you with your arrival on the spot, with the reimbursement process, and anything related to logistics. And I will also lead some sessions for you.