Minority Voices Studies, Conference for Young Media Makers, Budapest

Deadline: 3 February, 2013
Open to: 26 participants from 47 member states of the Council of Europe, active in the field of journalism and media, working with young people or human rights
Venue: Budapest, Hungary, 22 – 28 April, 2013

‘World Perspectives: Minority Voices’ will bring together 26 young media makers, from across Europe, to study how the international news media portrays issues affecting minorities, migrants and refugees. Participants will learn through practice based training, to critically analyse different forms of news media and also to further develop their own skills to more effectively participate in the creation of responsible media. In particular, the study session will motivate and enable young media makers to develop strategies to ensure minorities, migrants and refugees are themselves able to influence how issues affecting them are portrayed in the news


The project aims to support civil society in the participants’ countries by raising their awareness about biased information presented in mass media and developing their competences as young media makers.

After the study session, participants will:

  • Have greater awareness of issues affecting minorities, migrants and refugees in Europe.
  • Know how to recognise and quantify biases that appear in the media and in political discourse.
  • Be able to apply improved media and journalistic skills to develop responsible and balanced news media.
  • Be able to develop improved strategies to ensure the participation of minority, migrant and refugee communities within mainstream media.

The study session will also seek to work with participants to establish a platform for young media makers in Europe, working on issues relating to minorities. As well as develop networking opportunities between young media makers.


  • The study session is planned for 26 participants. This call is open to legal residents in member states of the Council of Europe
  • The priority will be given to participants from the following countries: Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Ukraine.
  • Young media makers of minority backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Participants should be between 18-30 years old
  • Participants should be active or able to show a demonstrated interest in any of the following; journalism and media, working with young people, human rights, issues relating to minority, migrant and refugee communities and also the Middle East and North Africa.


  • The study session is supported financially by the Council of Europe and will be held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest. International travel costs will be covered 100% and reimbursed to participants during the training.
  • Accommodation, all meals and local transport will also be provided for in Budapest.
  • A 50 Euro participation fee will be charged by the European Youth Centre and will be deducted from the participant travel reimbursements. Although travel costs will be reimbursed, participants will be expected to make and book their own travel arrangements.

How to apply

Deadline: February 3rd, 2013, 24:00

Please submit the following:

  • Your CV
  • 2 media clips (of any type)

to Katarzyna Mortoń at k.morton@youthpress.org .

The Official Call

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