The Social Policy and Action Organization has participated as a partner organization, with 5 energetic youth volunteers, in the Youth Exchange MOVIE IT! funded by Erasmus +. Communication skills are essential part of our lives. Each day we are using thousands of words in order to pass the statement about what we think, how we feel, what we want to other people. But in the world ruled by social media without proper preparation, sometimes it is hard to communicate. That is why this youth exchange was created.
„Movie it” was a multilateral 8-day long project which aimed to enhance youngster’s communication skills as well as to show the effective way to communicate using video as a tool within the frame of Erasmus+ Programme. It gathered 42 youngsters including 6 youth leaders from Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Spain, Poland and Slovakia and it was held in Hermanów near Poznań in Poland from 16 to 23 of November 2016. This project was an opportunity for young people to understand what are communication skills, why do we need it and how to get to people through a video. Participants have not only straightened out their cultural competences, by working in an intercultural environment, but also grasped the concept of tolerance and mutual understanding. Each day we were using the methodology of non-formal education such as, simulations, brainstorming, role-playing and open space discussions in order to introduce to participants the issue of communication skills and social media. Also one of the key point of this youth exchange was promotion of Youthpass certificate as a tool to recognize gained competences throughout the learning process of this project. As a final result participants created videos, which present to recipients what is communication and why it is so important. All videos are uploaded on different types of social networks in order to reach the largest audience and to spread the knowledge gained during these 8 days.
Videos produced by participants during the Youth Exchange:
Movie It! - Communication 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWsdk8OhZNo&t=104s
Movie It! - Communication 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSbAh6MC510
Movie It! - Communication 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69_REcSPgsg&t=41s
Movie It! - Communication 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b6xsWit3kk
Movie It! - Communication 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtaeTEPp3cY&t=3s
Movies from Tomek about project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sru1jWEGIGc