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Invitation to apply for an European exchange

Media in Europe for Diversity Inclusiveness, MEDIANE, is a joint EU/CoE initiative aimed at raising awareness of diversity and inclusion in today’s European societies – in the production process as well as in designing media content that contributes to forming public opinion.

MEDIANE is offering media professionals – journalists, media trainers, media owners, editors, students – a chance to broaden their scope by mutually visiting each other for 5 days/5 nights and work on a joint project, sharing their practices of diversity inclusiveness in media content. MEDIANE provides a prepaid ticket and 500 € for each outside exchange period. Participants are requested to produce an output together, such as a media report, journalism training tool, a case study or guidelines for recruitment. They may also evaluate existing media products, training tools or case studies with the aim of including diversity and non-discrimination in design and production of media content.

Apart from the output participants produce together, they will be asked to fill in an Exchange Evaluation Survey and provide a short report describing the exchange process, its learning effect and the approach they used towards diversity inclusiveness. This report should offer guidelines and/or recommendations that could contribute to a greater inclusion of diversity within daily news production and content design.

Please register at the following link if you are interested in participating. www.surveymonkey.com/s/MEDIANE_EEMPS_Registration.
Or if you have colleagues, students, other media trainers, journalists, editors who you think might value such an opportunity, please pass this link on to your networks.

MEDIANE will help successful applicants find an exchange partner, unless they already have someone in mind. In latter case they can apply together. Having found an exchange partner, the two partners will be asked to fill in a joint work proposal which is the first step of the process to prepare an exchange. A minimum of six weeks is required between application and implementation of exchanges.

The application process is open until December 2014. For all details of the exchange programme visit http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/culture/Mediane/exchanges_en.asp