Voice of youth - young journalists

Erasmus+ Project The Voice of Youth | Young Journalists’ Meet-Up in Dublin

In February, we hosted our Estonian and Hungarian partners and aspiring young journalists for the second meeting of the Voice of Youth Erasmus+ project!

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The project

The Voice of Youth’ is a KA120 youth project involving aspiring young journalists from Ireland, Estonia and Hungary, which aims at promoting youth journalism in local communities. Young people will develop key media and digital competencies, confidence and critical thinking skills thanks to the e-platform that will be developed during the project.

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The meeting

The meeting took place on the 9th and 10th of February, with young people and project partners discussing the first results created. Each partner presented the first video developed for the platform and received feedback from both staff members and young people. The feedback will be very important to create the rest of the materials based on young people’s preferences and suggestions.

Voice of youth - buffer instruction video for young journalists

One video was about the ethics of journalism and the challenges young journalists may encouter during their carrer. The second video was an instruction guide on how to use buffer to schedule posts and promote your articles. The third video was giving useful advice on how to write a newsarticle.

Voice of youth - young journalists learning how to write a news article

After the meeting, we visited a local youth centre, where participants got the chance to learn more about youth work in Ireland, especially for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We also took the group out in the city to explore Dublin! We visited the main landmarks, which included the Spire, GPO, O’Connor Street and Bridge, Trinity College Dublin, Molly Malone and the Temple Bar!

Voice of youth - young journalists exploring dublin and youth work

What’s next?

Are you passionate about video-making or the projec’s topics

In the upcoming months, we will be developing the materials with the help of local youth! Do you want to improve your skills in marketing, social media, photography, journalism and more? Contact us!

The next and final mobility for this project is planned for the 17th and the 18th September 2024. We have space for 3 young people to come along with us! Sign up for it here now!

Also, don’t forget to follow our Facebook Page or Instagram for more details and opportunities in Ireland and abroad!