Training course in Salzburg from July 9-15, Austria
EYA together with Youth Press Austria (Jugendpresse Österreich) invited 45 enthusiastic young media makers (18-30 years old) from Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Montenegro and Portugal to join the training course “Media Moving Forward: Reporting on and Using New Technologies”. It was be held on 9–15 July 2018 in Salzburg, Austria, in parallel with the mYouth Continental App Camp Europe.
Selected participants will also attend second training course taking place on 26 November–2 December 2018 (EYA Fetsival) in Graz, Austria, and be available between two trainings to work on database of diverse scientific projects as well as digital projects with social impact that will be displayed on interactive map on project’s website.
About the project
The aim of the project was 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 gained insight into diverse topic – augmented/virtual reality, robotics/artificial intelligence, but also nuclear fission and fusion, space missions etc. They will be able to report on those topics in simpler, but still accurate, way. The participants will also explore new technologies used in media (e.g. 4K video, 360 video). They will create reportages published on the project’s website and in an Orange Magazine e-book later. There will be also second training in Graz at the end of November 2018 along with the European Youth Award Festival.
Participants of the youth exchange….
- were trained on how to report on digital technologies and events related to them;
- learned about modern technologies that can be used in media and get skills in using them;
- got the opportunity to work in an innovative and scientific environment – interview people working in the field of digital technologies and visit various organisations;
- learned about the role of media in the public sphere;
- got their skills on making media and reporting improved;
- learned about other countries and cultures, work in an international team.
Who were the participants?
- 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 (one participant can be older than 30 years);
- Residents of Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Montenegro and Portugal.