‘The same guests in the same house’

The third meeting of Citizen Media for Intercultural and Political Dialogue has just started. Participants from Germany and Ukraine met together in Kiev to continue their cooperation. Together they will create movies and prepare a final conference.

During this week young media trainers from Ukraine will teach media. With the support of experience teamers from Germany they will create some videos and an online blog. It is already the third time when young German and Ukrainian participants are meeting together. 'In Ukrainian we have a saying The same guests in the same house. I am really happy to host once again our German and Ukrainian friends at our University - says Vitalii Kornieiev from The Insitute of Journalism of Kiev University - the project partner.

It all started in June 2015 with the first meeting in Kiev, Ukraine. There, 20 young Ukrainians learnt from German trainers cross media: how to film, what a good picture composition is, how to write articles and how to edit. After the project, participants were practicing (filming, writing, producing) and finally they were ready to join the next training, which took place in Münster and Ludwigshafen in October 2015. There they learnt how to be a trainer. Now they met together again and thanks to this experience our 'fresh trainer' try to lead their own groups. They have one week to share their knowledge with some new participants from Ukraine. With the help of media experts from Germany, they will present their outcome during a final event. ‘For me it is useful to take part in such a seminar. I work at the university and I have an experience of working with big groups of students. However, now I have a chance to work more practically and to play some useful games and energizers with international participants’ – admits Olga Sukhomlyn – a new trainer from Ukraine.

All 3 trainings are taking place in the frame of Citizen Media for Intercultural and Political Dialogue. The aim of the project is to create a media centre in Ukraine. Thanks to that, local people will have opportunity to talk about important topics and express their opinions. As the Ukrainian leader of the project Volodymyr Danyluk says: ‘I am really excited to continue my work as a journalist and to give the voice to other people. New media trainers are a good base for the media centre to work and develop’.  

This training is the last one. The project will be summed up during the final conference, which will take place in Kiev on the 27th of November 2015.

Citizen Media for Intercultural and Political Dialogue is organised by AKO Bürgerhaus Bennohaus from Germany and is coordinated in Ukraine by Forum of Ukrainian Journalists and Institute of Journalism from the Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev. The project partners
are: European Youth4Media Network and OK Ludwigshafen from Germany.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.

Read more about the first meeting: www.bennohaus.info/internationales/ako/citizen-media-for-intercultural-and-political-dialogue-ukraine.
and the second one: http://www.youth4med.com/?p=450

Daria Jaranowska