C1: ClimateYouthsPV Train-the-Youth Workers on participatory video production processes in Cyprus


The workshop introduces the approach and methods of Participatory Video. Theoretical introduction alternates with practical exercises. Youth workers will learn how to facilitate different groups in realizing a film in a participatory and democratic way. They learn basic skills of camera usage a, filming and editing. Practical work includes making films of short duration and video messages. An important focus lies on the development of a project idea with respect to their respective working field, which will be realized during the C2. The workshop is based on learning by doing with (external) inputs and at the same time, it serves as a practical example of how such a workshop can be facilitated.

This activity will be a 5-day training event organised by STANDO LTD and will aim at the increase of the range of teaching abilities of the youth workers, with a set of skills sorely needed by the youth learners regarding participatory video production processes. At the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Learn how to use video equipment and/or to film with a smartphone
  • Learn basics about film and editing on the computer and/or smartphone
  • Acquire knowledge about how PV can be applied and how to facilitate a PV project (with a variety of sample videos)
  • Learn the basic tools in storytelling.

The profile of the participants will be:

Youth workers who either already work in the field of youth and want to upgrade their training methodology with aspects of empowering youths to take action on climate change, through engaging them in motivating and creative practices (PV) in order to communicate their messages and perspectives to decision-makers and the public.

The training will take place in Cyprus and will be attended by 2 youth workers from each participating country involved in the project + a minimum of 5 at the local level (minimum of 13 persons in total). The 2 youth workers will be selected by partners through a call on their website and interview and they should have experience in youth training. As a pre-requirement, participants must understand and be able to work in the English language, be open to learning, be collaborative and must demonstrate the motivation to take part in the transnational activity. Based on our previous experience in similar EU projects, the face-to-face Train the Trainers workshop is the most efficient and productive method in transferring knowledge and clarifying important issues before the actual training takes place in each country. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

After the completion of the “train the trainers” workshop all partners will provide their feedback on the quality of the content and the structure of the training methodology and curriculum (an evaluation questionnaire will be administered to all partners).