Youth & Media
Young people are expressing their opinions and creative visions as never before, with new media technologies opening up a whole range of new communication possibilities.
The Youth & Media programme focuses on supporting and showcasing emerging young media-maker talent. The programme is a partnership network, called Doc Next Network, that aims to bring forward the views of European emerging documentary-makers and opinion-makers, to promote an inclusive public society. It also gives access to young people who as a result of social, cultural or political conditions, are likely to be excluded from mainstream public discourse.
The Doc Next Network consists of strategic partnerships with European independent cultural organisations:
- Association of Creative Initiatives "ę" (Poland)
- British Film Institute (United Kingdom)
- Metropolis TV (The Netherlands)
- Mode Istanbul (Turkey)
- ZEMOS98 (Spain)
- IDFA (The Netherlands)
The network sets up media and documentary workshops to support the development of young emerging media professionals and creates and connects to platforms that acknowledge the importance of media-use by young people. The network is currently extending its reach with one more partnership in Scandinavia. The programme's work creates new perspectives on contemporary Europe - connecting with Narratives for Europe.
Visit www.docnextnetwork.org to see the latest activities and videos of Doc Next Network.
Doc Next media workshops
The network sets up media and documentary workshops to support the development of young emerging media professionals and creates and connects to platforms that acknowledge the importance of media-use by young people. The network captures new perspectives on contemporary Europe - connecting with Narratives for Europe.
Doc Next Media Collection
Doc Next Network is collecting videos, stories, photos and other media art productions of young European media-makers. This unique collection gives you access to their alternative perspectives of Europe. We focus on a new generation of young do-it-yourself documentary makers that is ready to represent Europe with fresh ideas, new forms of documentary and unexpected local heroes. They make full use of accessible media to share personal reflections that portray another Europe. Want to know how? Go to www.docnextnetwork.org and find out!
Research & Debate
Media literacy has become already some time ago a true basic need: it prepares for professional life and provides the necessary tools for developing as active citizens. However, to truly capture the role of a media-skilled generation of young people in society, we need to stay informed on what media literacy exactly means.
Meant for a wide range of stakeholders, the researches supported within the Youth and Media programme, aim to contribute to a wider understanding of the way young people perceive, acknowledge and use media - and will foster an ongoing debate on these important subjects.
For more information on the Youth & Media programme contact: Menno Weijs, Project Officer, Youth and Media programme – mweijs[@]eurocult.org