Bruchim habaiem le Israel!

"The first day I was walking in the street in the middle of the city centre and I just realized I was in Israel. A day before I was in Germany, which is really amazing, and now I am in Israel." admits one of the participants of Media Bridges for Diversity and Peace project which is taking place in Rishon LeZion in Israel.

On 13th October 2016 a group of 13 youngsters from Münster, Germany had packed their suitcases and started over 10 hours travel to get to Rishon LeZion, Israel. Those advernturous and open-minded people are taking part in one week project together with thier Israeli friends who had visited Münster in August 2016 for the first part of this exchange. After the warm welcome at Tel Aviv airport the German participants were taken by their host families to have a rest and to enjoy the sunny and hot weather of Rishon.

"The best thing about travelling is breaking your prejudices. I was expecting religion everywhere with tall men with black clothes and beards and even my host family is not that much religious. What I really realized is that you should not deny any place just because of a political situation or a political conflict. Even if there is one, you will find warm people and places that will make you feel like home." admits Sabela González García, a participant from Germany.

"I'm so happy to join the project. Johanna is a good person and she comes from a good family. She's the first German person with whom my grandfather, the survivor of the Holocaust, has spoken since a long long time. It was an important moment for me but also form him because it shows that our current life has changed from the one in the past" admits Maayan Mula, a participant from Israel.

During the first day in Youth Department, the Israeli organizer Mrs Meyrav Kopito did the introducion to the project and all the participants played some games and energizers. They already had the possibily to know each other better and laugh together. Afterwards the group work has started. In this part of the project there are two video groups, a theatre group, a music group and a PR group.

"The theatre group is great. They got into the idea of the project immediatey as I tried to get the topic closer to them. They have the time to be together and to work together. My participants have been working in small groups of two and each group has come up with one scene already. Even though the participants are just teenagers they really understand what is happening in the society and they discuss the topic of the project in a very mature way. " says Adi Budin - a participant from Israel and the leader of the theatre group.

Both Israeli and Germans are full of energy and ideas which undeniably will result in gaining satisfactory products.


Beata Jaranowska


Project meeting in Malta MeLDE in Münster Final meeting in Cracow The Final Final Conference TV, Internet and the Streets of Yerevan Between Armenia’s Past and Future And now: Yerevan The Final Conference in Kyiv Radio Svoboda & ZIK TV Channel Visiting the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Visiting the Parliament’s newspaper: Holos Ukrayiny Talking with the “Ukrainian News Agency” about the role of media in armed conflicts Interviews and Cutting: The Video Groups in Action Youth 4 Media is partner of the "Changes of media-education and political dialogue perspectives" - funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of German... From the Communist Party School to the Institute of Journalism First day of ‘Changes of Media Education and Political Dialogue Perspectives’ in Kyiv Changes of Media-Education and Political Dialogue perspectives The Conference and the project’s results Visiting an Armenian diaspora community A walk through Odessa’s colours The Intercultural Evening Digital Literacy in the Digitalised era: supporting teachers through a whole-school approach MYgrant METHAMORPHOSIS in action! A kick-off meeting in the city of Wolves DC4JOBS: 3rd Partner Meeting in Breda, the Netherlands Start of the project "Changes of Perspectives in Media Education and Political Dialogue" A project meeting in Malaga DC4JOBS - Digital Competences for New Jobs: Young people (with fewer opportunities) fight unemployment InDVT meeting in Prague Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2018!