CREATIVE COMMUNICATION . 2019 . FRANCE & BULGARIA
With our project “Creative Communication” we will dive into the complex world of digital communication and will explore tools and good practices to make it truly creative and meaningful!
Our project will consist of two activities: a training course in France that aims at presenting the concept of digital literacy and a mix of online tools to improve NGO leaders’ online communication and will empower them with new skills, good practices and tools to use in their digital communication. Then, the second activity which will be a seminar in Bulgaria, where we will present the learning outcome and good practices to participants from developing countries in Eastern Europe. The activities are based on well developed methods of creative strategies design (such as design thinking, service design, buying personas, graphic facilitation and more) which is an approach to resolve issues outside of professional design practice, such as social contexts.
Curious about the topic? Read more in this article by our trainer Alexandra Nikolova.
Training course “Creative Communication”
2-17 September 2019, Homade (Brivezac, France)
About the workshop
Creating and maintaining good quality and empathic online communication is a very challenging activity for the non-profit organisations worldwide. The huge amount of information and communication styles out on the web creates sometimes a chaos and mixture of violent and not correctly addressed messages. Although the majority of the organisations active in the field fully acknowledge the importance of the above described problem, in many cases they are still lacking proper tools and methods to tackle the issue in a more innovative and creative manner that could bring greater benefits to the young people they work with.
Therefore, Creative Communication aims at gathering 24 youth workers and young leaders from various European countries and giving them the opportunity to exchange creative practices of digital communication at a training course in France. The project aims to offer alternative sources of non formal education, expression for the youth in Europe. Our proposal is to spread innovative digital tools of social media and content distribution online for youth workers using photo, video, sound design, editing, script writing, storytelling and social media strategies to engage Europeans in intersectional learning and inclusion.
We would like to invite from the 2-17 September 2019, 24 youth workers, communication managers and artists from France, North Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Armenia, Spain and Poland who will participate in a training course in Brivezac, France. Together they will share personal and professional experiences and explore the potential of creative communication as a tool for youth work to reach and engage marginalised youngsters and the general public in personal development, mutual understanding, inclusion and active participation. Through workshops, which will merge non-formal and informal learning methods, the participants will develop work tools that enable them to address the need of their specific target groups. During the training course all of the participants will explore methods such as design thinking, characters development, digital storytelling, graphic facilitation for improving their online communication; will co-facilitate workshops for each other to exchange ideas and knowledge; and will put their hands on by creating their organisation’s new content strategy!
- Dates: 2-17 September 2019
- Location: Homade (Brivezac, France)
- Who: we are looking for 24 youth workers, youth leaders, activists, educators, youth workers, storytellers, writers and visual artists – artivists! who are interested in (better) digital communication; and who would like to actively co-create this workshop with us!
- Where from: France, North Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Armenia, Spain and Poland
- Equipment needed: the project requires the participants to bring their smartphones and laptops. We will not be able to provide equipment for participants who could not bring their gadgets.
- The project is co-founded by Erasmus+
- Food, travel costs and accommodation are covered.
- Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts: travelling from North Macedonia, Poland, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria – up to 275 EUR; travelling from Ukraine – up to 360 EUR; travelling from Armenia – up to 530 EUR.
- Participation fee: there is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways membership).
- Application process: apply before 30 June 2019 23:59 h CET; application results expected around 15. July.
- APPLY HERE
Alexandra is a communication designer, illustrator and visual storyteller. She has been working in copywriting, digital communication and entrepreneurship during the past 12 years while being always attracted by arts – street dancing, music and drawing. She is a trainer since 2014 when she started teaching about digital skills, marketing and communication; and all the creative ways to do online marketing and business planning. She now studies History of Art in Sofia and explores the possibilities of using art as an educational tool as well as a mean for inclusion & self-development.
Homade: Your home during the 2-week workshop will be Homade – an artistic training center located in the small village of Brivezac. The funky house is a renovated barn with a big workshop room, kitchen, dining and chill-out area, big green garden and rooms located in a 2-floor mezzanine. During your stay you will be accommodated in rooms of 2 or 3 people with the same gender. Toilets and showers are shared, located in the common spaces.
The meals will be served in the dining area – all 3 daily meals are covered by the programme. Our cook will prepare lunch and dinner, and the food will be mainly vegetarian. The breakfast is self-prepared by the participants who will have the ingredients and equipment available each morning.
Brivezac: a village located in the Corrèze department of the Limousin region. It is located on the right bank of the river Dordogne and has a community of 175 inhabitants. The church of Saint-Pierre, in the heart of the village, has one of the oldest Roman portals in Limousin. The interior of the village is a patchwork of old houses built from stones of the ruins of old buildings and pebbles from the Dordogne. The bridge over the Dordogne crossing Brivezac offers a beautiful viewpoint between cliffs and fields bordering the stream. Find out more information about the location here.
Seminar “Creative Communication”
11-16 November 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria
More information coming up mid July! :-)