General assembly of European Y4M Network

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General assembly of European Y4M Network in Münster (DE) on 14.12.13

About 30 delegates and member NGOs will join the General Assembly of European Youth4Media Network on 14.12.2013 in Bennohaus in Münster (DE). Beside other constitutional democratic matters there will be the election of the board and the presentation of the financial report audit and the activities reports from 2012/2013.

The activities and the topic networking in 2014 will be discussed and the assembly will adjust the workplan. Right now we have 47 member NGOs in 29 European countries. The network is steadily expanding with the new member organisations from: Ukraine Forum of the Ukrainian Journalists, Tunesia Club Culturel Ali Belhouane, Italy Associazione YEPP, Malta INSITE – the student media organisation, Spain IES PUERTA BONITA and Cyprus Cyprus Community Media Centre.

Y4M will provide actual information about the new EU Erasmus+ program, which will start next year with a complete renewed processing of applications by the EACEA. One priority of Y4M activities 2014 will be a successful inclusion of immigrants and their active participation in lifelong learning.

With the actual Youth in Action project “Team up” Y4M will continue with action-oriented media training courses, which will enhance the employability of youth and immigrants intensively. Innovative methods will be presented and discussed on how to empower communication skills,
teamwork abilities, analytical/critical skills, language skills, creative thinking, flexibility and leadership skills of youth and citizens with migration backgrounds.

Following to the assembly the prize award ceremony of 3rd International Citizen Media Award will take place. It will honore tremendous audiovisual production in the field of citizen media. The
topic for the award 2013 is ‚Citizen Media for Democracy and Tolerance – Against Racism and Right – Wing Extermism’.

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