6-10 December 2018 will see youth leaders working on drafting communication campaigns for social change. "The project will generate the community of young activists ready to implement socially important initiatives in their communities," – says Anastasiia Nurzhynska, Head of the NGO Practicum.
Participants will spend these five days learning how to develop communication strategies, create multimedia content and shoot videos on socially pressing issues. The experienced mentors will help them in this and with planning communication solutions and cooperation with local communities.
Participants are to develop information campaigns aimed at engaging youth in civil society activities, welfare projects, journalism, informal education and inclusiveness as well as election processes.
There is a Handbook on Communication for Social Change that has been developed for Youth Camp participants. It contains materials from the train-the-trainer event
by Marketing for Change agency (the USA), specialised on behavioural change, and by Education Consultant Chloe Combi, an expert in Youth engagement for social change (the UK). This interactive Handbook will be also available online for all the civil society activists.
The Youth Camp has been organised under the UNICEF programme "Strengthening the resilience and civic engagement of adolescent and youth in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine" implemented with the financial support from the European Union (EU). The project is run by NGO Practicum and partnered by the Ukrainian Catholic University and National Youth Council of Ukraine.