«Voice4Migrants»

 

The project «Voice4Migrants» was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”

 

7 events have been carried out within this project:

Event 0. Preparatory activities, partners meetings

Participation: Face to face meetings involved 16 citizens, including 11 participants from the city of Vilnius (Lithuania), 1 participant from the city of Calabria (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Thessaloniki (Lithuania), 1 participant from the city of Budapest (Hungary), 1 participant from the city of Berlin (Germany), 1 participant from the city of Torino (Italy).

Online meetings also involved 1 more participant from the city of Torino (Lithuania), 1 more participant from the city of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1 more participant from the city of Budapest (Hungary), 1 more participant from the city of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1 more participant from the city of San Sebastian (Spain), 2 more participant from the city of Calabria (Italy), 1 more participant from the city of Bristol (UK), 1 more participant from the city of Assen (Amsterdam),1 more participant from the city of Tirana (Albania). In total all type of preparatory activities participated 24 citizens.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Antaliepte and Vilnius (Lithuania) from 14/05/2018 to 15/05/2018

Short description: The aim of the event was to get to know each other better (personally and professionally),  exchange experiences and team build and ensure the smooth implementation of the project: to have quick overlook on a project activities, budget, timing, share responsibilities between partners,  to set the monitoring and evaluation system and new events timing and make the preparatory plan for the upcoming activities. 


Event 1. Workshop for strategic planning.

Participation: The event involved  45 citizens, including 8 participants from the city of Vilnius (Lihuania), 1 participant from the city of Wroclow (Poland), 1 participant from the city of Bristol (UK), 21 participants from the city of  Tirana (Albania), 7 participants from the city of Amsterdam (Netherlands), 1 participant from the city of Milano (Italy), 1participant from the city of Crete (Greece), 2 participants from the city of Thessaloniki (Greece), 4 participants from the city of Budapest (Hungary), 1 participant from the city of Munich (Germany), 3 participants from the city of Florence (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Berlin (Germany), 3 participants from the city of Torino (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Lameza (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Rome (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Naples (Italy), 1 participant from the city of London (UK), 1 participant from the city of Madrid (Spain), 1participant from the city of San Sebastian (Spain), 1participant from the city of Barselona (Spain), 1participant from the city of Brussels (Belgium) etc.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Antalieptė, Vilnius (Lithuania) from  13/09/2018  to 18/09/2018
Short description:  The aim of the event was to create ‘Voice4Migrants’ creative workshop strategy and detailed plan of activities in 4 different directions 1) Traveling exhibition of non stereotypical headlines; 2) project communication campaign; 3) plan of working with media as a target group (international training for journalists program; design of journalistic experiments, content of posters); 4) gathering ‘Migrants’ Library’.

International cooperation sat the base for further implementation of the project. 1) It developed the content, graphic design and technical solution for the traveling exhibition of headlines. 2) Detailed communication strategy and visual image, posters for newsrooms were developed. 3) Plans/scenarios for journalistic experiments for each of partner countries  were prepared. 4) Partnering organisations had a coordinated and clear vision of how activities of the project should unfold.

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Event 2  Creative workshop-trainings for journalists

Journalistic Exploration “Migration: telling a different story”

Participation: The event involved  26  citizens, including 4 participants from the city  Milan (Italy), 1 participant from the city of   Berlin (Germany), 1participant from the city of Palermo (Italy), 1participant from the city of Lorient (France), 2 participants from the city of London (UK),  2 participants from the city of  Madrid (Spain), 1 participant from the city of Reading (London), 1 participant from the city of Murcia (Spain), 1 participant from the city of Scotland (UK), 1 participant from the city of Wroclow (Poland), 5 participants from the city of Vilnius (Lithuania), 1 participant from the city of Budapest (Hungary), 1 participant from the city of Copenhagen (Denmark), 1 participant from the city of Athens (Greece), 1 participant from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 1participant from the city of Bristol (UK), 1 participant from the city of San Sebastian (Spain).

Location / Dates: The event took place in San Sebastian (Spain), from  10/04/2019  to 13/04/2019

Short description:  The two-day event is designed to allow journalists to reflect upon the social consequences of media representations of migrants, and to explore imaginative ways of reshaping the agenda at a time when the ugly face of xenophobia is again appearing across Europe –  a chance to examine migration issues and meet with refugees, as well as to discuss ethics, sources, data analysis and cross border networking.

The aim of the event is to empower media professionals as important influencers of public opinion. It has

  • considered the causes and effects of bias and hate-speech
  • aimed to develop counter-narratives to hate-speech and discrimination;
  • encouraged participants to engage with Voice4Migrants project activities across Europe and develop dialogue about media coverage on reporting migration.

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Event 3.”Voice4Migrants” Creative workshop in Lithuania. ‘Fact-finding mission’ in Lithuania

Participation: The event involved  177  citizens, including  1 participant from the 1 Turin (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Bristol (UK), 148 participants from the city of Vilnius (Lithuania), 1 participant from the city of Assen (Netherlands), 1 participant from the city of Chianciano (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Calabria (Italy), 3 participants from the city of  Budapest (Hungary), 5 participants from the city of Madrid (Spain), 1 participant from the city of Berlin (Germany), 1 participant from the city of San Sebastian (Spain),  2 participants from the city of Milan (Italy), 1 participants from the city of Amiens (France), 1 participant from the city of Bucharest (Romania), 2 participants from the city of Paris (France), 2 participants from the city of Slovakia (Trnava), 1participant from the city of Zlin (Czech Republic), 1 participant from the city of Mancester (UK), 1 participant from the city of Pasvalys (Lithuania), 1 participant from the city of Chotebor (Check Republic), 1participant from the city of Bilbao (Spain), 1 participant from the city of Thesalloniki (Greece).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Antalieptė and Vilnius (Lithuania), from  07/06/2019  to 12/06/2019.

Short description:  The aim of the event was to implement 6 highly effective experiential learning methods to join various members of European society in public discussion. It aimed to raise empathy, stimulate public consciousness, mutual understanding and critical thinking in Lithuania.

It consisted from the workshop and public event, that targeted towards general public, journalists and politicians. The public event took place in Lithuanian parliament.

The public event was compiled from 6 highly effective methods and targeted towards general public, journalists and politicians. These activities will gerenerate especially high visibility in Lithuania.

Public event participants had an opportunity to participate in ’Migrants’ Library’, meet and discuss with authors of most successful journalistic experiments, attend the traveling exhibition of headlines, participate in the discussions on migration and European future (joined by academics, activists, prominent writers and political analysts and politicians), read the posters for journalists and participate in graffiti painting “Voice4Voiceless”.

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Event 4″Voice4Migrants” Creative workshop in Hungary

‘Fact-finding mission’ in Hungary

Participation: The event involved 180  citizens, including 1 participant from the  1 Bristol  (UK), 1 participant from the city of Assen (Netherlands), 4 participants from the city of Vilnius (Lithuania), 1 participant from the city of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1 participant from the city of Berlin (Germany), 2 participants from the city of Torino (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Florence (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Calabria (Italy), 2participants from the city of Milan (Italy),  1 participant from the city of Madrid (Italy), 3 participants from the city of San Sebastian (Spain), 1participant from the city of Dublin (Ireland) , 1 participant from the city of Tirana (Albania), 1 participant from the city of London (UK), 158 participants from the city of Budapest (Hungary).

Location/Dates: The event took place in Budapest (Hungary), from  08/05/2019 to 12/05/2019

Short description:  The aim of the event was to implement experiential learning methods to join various members of European society in public discussion. It aimed to raise empathy, stimulate public consciousness, mutual understanding and critical thinking in Hungary.

It consisted from the workshop and public event, that targeted towards general public, journalists and politicians. The haven’t built  the tent in one of central squares of the capital city (as it was planned), but tried to have an open event in a safe space for all migrants and NGO-s – Central European University, had public actions in central squares of Budapest to generate visibility in Hungary, but at the same time all participants are safe.

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Event 5, Event for dissemination of results

Perceptions of Migration – the challenges for media professionals and the new European Parliament


Participation: The event involved  53 citizens, including 21 participants from the Vilnius (Lithuania), 3 participants from the city of Milan (Italy), 3 participants from the city of Bristol (UK), 1 participant from the city of Chotebor (Czeck Republic), 1 participant from the city of San Sebastian (Spain), 2participants from the city of Brussels (Belgium), 2 participants from the city of Berlin (Germany), 1 participant from the city of Belgrade (Serbia), 2 participants from the city of Berlin (Germany), 1 participant from the city of London (UK), 1 participant from the city of Budapest (Hungary), 1 participant from the city of Barselona (Spain), 1 participant from the city of Tirana (Albania), 1 participant from the city of Rodopi (Greece),  1 participant from the city of Jurmala (Latvia), 1 participant from the city of Ljubljana (Slovenia), 1participant from the city of Riga (Latvia), 1 participant from the city of Wroclov (Poland), 1 participant from the city of Leeds (UK), 3 participants from the city of Amsterdam (Netherlands), 1 participant from the city of Newcastle (UK), 1 participant from the city of Larnaca (Cyprus), 1 participant from the city of Thesaloniki (Greece), 1 participant from the Paris (France).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Vilnius (Lithuania), from  28/06/2019  to 28/06/2019

Short description:  The aim of the event was to discuss and disseminate the results of the project.

During the event an international panel of exiled journalists and migration experts discussed the results of a investigating ways of improving media coverage of migration issues. Newly elected MEPs and officials from the European Commission have also participated and commented on the outcomes of the innovative project.

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Event 6. Creative workshop for evaluation and ensuring sustainability of results

Participation: The event involved  28  citizens, including  13 participants from the Vilnius (Lithuania), 2 participants from the city of Bristol (UK), 1 participant from the city of San Sebastian (Spain), 3 participants from the city of Berlin (Germany), 1 participant from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participant from the city of Milan (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Wroclow (Poland), 1 Assen (Netherlands), 1 Thesaloniki (Greece), 1 Brussels (Belgium), 1 Budapest (Hungary), 1 London (UK)

Location / Dates: The event took place in Vilnius (Lithuania), from  27/06/2019  to 29/06/2019

Short description:  The aim of the event was to evaluation and ensure the sustainability of the project results. The results of journalistic experiments, migrant libraries and other methods used during the project were reflected and discussed. The plan for continuation of activities discussed, new ideas for projects and initiatives created.

Testimonies: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1uv3j6o8hYJv4Hmnvi-oxf0h8RMP6Gvah