Travel to Grenoble with the Youth Press Agency!

Are you a writing freak? A photography guru? A video maker passionate? A social media expert? Would you like to share your skills and knowledge with people from around the world at the International Forum for Wellbeing? Join us at the Youth Press Agency!

Here you can find all the events that will take place at the International Forum for Wellbeing, which will be held for the first time in Europe, from 3 to 5 May 2018 (provisional), in Grenoble, France.

The main objective of the International Forum for Wellbeing is to promote the exchange of experiences in different sectors of society based on the happiness of people and not on economic growth. In fact, Bhutan was the first country to measure GNH (Gross National Happiness) instead of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Almost 500 social activists from around the world are expected to be there!

Here is a short documentary where you can find out how the Gross National Happiness was born in Bhutan.
This event is taking place following international works and meetings on wellbeing indicators, and International Conferences on GNH (Growth National Happiness) organized since 2004 through the Center for Bhutan Studies in Bhutan, Canada, Thailand and Brazil.
For this challenge we will select 5 French people and 15 young people from all around the world from the age of 18 and 29 years old.

Your task will be to report what you experience during the Forum from your specific point of view, bearing in mind you will have the possibility to choose whether you prefer to focus your work on writing articles, taking interesting pictures, building videos and keeping up-to-date our Facebook pages.

You will use our website to post your work, which will be published in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
The Youth Press Agency is an international project for the development of active citizenship through the creative use of traditional and innovative media, in the attempt to bring together young boys and girls worldwide . CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Monde Pluriel and Viração & Jangada offer this great opportunity to travel to Grenoble as a journalist for the Youth Press Agency.

Do you want to apply for it?
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM by 30 November 2017 with the following information:

Personal Information, Experiences, Motivational Letter, A copy of your passport (EU Extra) or Identity Card valid for EU expatriation.

Who are we looking for?
Age group: 18-29 years, Good knowledge of English or French, Strong motivation, Attitude to work in groups, Spirit of Adaptation, Past experience in writing articles, taking pictures, creating videos, Interests in issues such as human right, environment, climate change, Passport (EU Extra) or Identity card valid for expatriation (EU) valid until June 2018.
The 20 people selected are also required to: Follow an online training course from January to March 2018: we’ll teach you how to do press coverage of an event, create videos, take photos, and write articles. The course is divided into 6 webinars, at the end of which it will the production of material on the topics of the Wellbeing Forum will be requested. These will then be shared through our social media and websites of the International Forum and the Youth Press Agency. You will be followed and supported by the Viracao & Jangada and Monde Pluriel teams throughout the training period and in Grenoble; Be available to go to Grenoble, France, from 1st to 6th of May 2018 (provisional date). The team will meet in person for the first time at the beginning of the International Wellbeing Forum to organize all activities; Declare being able to bear transportation costs in Grenoble. Accomodation and meal costs are covered by the project. Candidates are responsible for any insurance.

About CCFD-Terre Solidaire CCFD – Committee against hunger and development – was founded in the early 1960s following the call for the fight against hunger launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and supported by Pope John Paul XXIII. Catholic movements and organizations already engaged in solidarity activities at national and international level decided to join in to work on ’causes rather than on the effects’ of hunger. To this day, CCFD-Terre Solidaire actively collaborates with multiple organizations of different cultures and religions. For more than 55 years, CCFD-Terre Solidaire fought famine properly. It supports more than 697 projects promoted by local actors in 66 countries. CCFD-Terre Solidaire has a network of 15,000 volunteers engaged in public awareness in France on topics such as international solidarity, and works with decision makers, equality between men and women, conflicts prevention and resolution, justice and solidarity in the context of international migration.

About Monde Pluriel Founded in 2006, the non-profit organization Monde Pluriel has as its main goal the promotion of intercultural projects in the field of education for sustainable development and the creation of an enlarged citizenship, especially in Europe. In its projects, Monde Pluriel aims to promote active citizenship among young people, help them understand the complexity of the world, participate in social debates on sustainable development, and make their voices heard locally, nationally and internationally. The association relies on its experts in the field of education for sustainable development and extended citizenship for the youth so as to implement their projects through exchanges, training courses for teachers, and creating new spaces for debate and participatory democracy.

About Viração & Jangada Viração & Jangada promotes mobilization activities, training courses and events for schools, organizations and the community in general on issues such as education, social action, communication and citizenship, supported by local and international institutions in Europe and Latin America. The Youth Press Agency is one of its main partners, an initiative involving several organizations, social projects and schools in Europe and Latin America, and engaged in the production of online and paper materials on Educommunication, social movements and youth leadership.

Their collaboration has led, among other things, to the participation of young activists from more than ten countries at the last four editions of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP) during which they held digital coverage of the discussions. In 2015, the organization participated in the project Let’s Take Care of the Planet. Viração & Jangada believes in a world where the different voices of all generations are of equal importance and can create a future together, and that is what we stand for. We are working hard to achieve our view of the world, with the help of many partners from different countries and engaged in different sectors: companies, schools, communities, teenagers and young people, professionals, networks, non-governmental organizations. Our goal is to promote active citizenship, conscious consumerism, and climatic action among young people at a national and international level, giving them the opportunity to work through creative and successful communication techniques.

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