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The Youth Press Agency is an initiative of youth participation through the creative use of new and traditional tools of communication and information. 
Promoted by: Viração Educomunicação (Brazil), Viração&Jangada (Italy), Fundación TierraVida (Argentina) and ClimaLab (Colombia). 
The Youth Press Agency is an initiative of youth partecipation through the creative use of new and traditional tools of communication and information promoted by the association Viração&Jangada in collaboration with the association In Medias Res, associations of youth and schools.
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07/09/2017, 19:21



 Be a reporter at the International Forum for Wellbeing of Grenoble in May 2018, with young people from around the world.

Areyou a writing freak? A photography guru? A video maker passionate? Asocial media expert? Would you like to share your skills andknowledge with people from around the world at the InternationalForum for Wellbeing? Joinus at the Youth Press Agency! 

Hereyou can find all the events that will take place at the InternationalForum for Wellbeing, which will be held for the first time in Europe,from 3 to 5 May 2018 (provisional), in Grenoble, France. 

Themain objective of the International Forum for Wellbeing is to promotethe exchange of experiences in different sectors of society based onthe happiness of people and not on economic growth. In fact, Bhutanwas the first country to measure GNH (Gross National Happiness)instead of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Almost 500 social activistsfrom around the world are expected to be there! 

Hereis a short documentary where you can find out how the GrossNational Happiness was born in Bhutan. 

Thisevent is taking place following international works and meetings onwellbeing indicators, and International Conferences on GNH (GrowthNational Happiness) organized since 2004 through the Center forBhutan Studies in Bhutan, Canada, Thailand and Brazil. 

Forthis challenge we will select 5 French people and 15 young peoplefrom all around the world from the age of 18 and 29 years old.
Yourtask will be to report what you experience during the Forum from yourspecific point of view, bearing in mind you will have the possibilityto choose whether you prefer to focus your work on writing articles,taking interesting pictures, building videos and keeping up-to-dateour Facebook pages.
Youwill use our website to post your work, which will be published inEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian

TheYouth Press Agency is an international project for the development ofactive citizenship through the creative use of traditional andinnovative media, in the attempt to bring together young boys andgirls worldwide . CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Monde Pluriel and Viração &Jangada offer this great opportunity to travel to Grenoble as ajournalist for the Youth Press Agency. 

Doyou want to apply for it?

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM by30 November 2017 with the following information: 

PersonalInformation, Experiences, Motivational Letter, A copy of yourpassport (EU Extra) or Identity Card valid for EU expatriation.
Whoare we looking for?

Agegroup: 18-29 years, Good knowledge of English or French, Strongmotivation, Attitude to work in groups, Spirit of Adaptation, Pastexperience in writing articles, taking pictures, creating videos,Interests in issues such as human right, environment, climate change,Passport (EU Extra) or Identity card valid for expatriation (EU)valid until June 2018. 

The20 people selected are also required to: 
Followan online training course from January to March 2018: we’ll teach youhow to do press coverage of an event, create videos, take photos, andwrite articles. The course is divided into 6 webinars, at the end ofwhich it will the production of material on the topics of theWellbeing Forum will be requested. These will then be shared throughour social media and websites of the International Forum and theYouth Press Agency. You will be followed and supported by the Viracao& Jangada and Monde Pluriel teams throughout the training periodand in Grenoble; Be available to go to Grenoble, France, from 1st to 6th of May 2018 (provisional date). The team willmeet in person for the first time at the beginning of theInternational Wellbeing Forum to organize all activities; Declarebeing able to bear transportation costs in Grenoble. Accomodation andmeal costs are covered by the project. Candidates are responsible forany insurance. 

AboutCCFD-Terre Solidaire 
CCFD- Committee against hunger and development - was founded in theearly 1960s following the call for the fight against hunger launchedby the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and supported by PopeJohn Paul XXIII. Catholic movements and organizations already engagedin solidarity activities at national and international level decidedto join in to work on ’causes rather than on the effects’ of hunger.To this day, CCFD-Terre Solidaire actively collaborates with multipleorganizations of different cultures and religions. For more than 55years, CCFD-Terre Solidaire fought famine properly. It supports morethan 697 projects promoted by local actors in 66 countries.CCFD-Terre Solidaire has a network of 15,000 volunteers engaged inpublic awareness in France on topics such as internationalsolidarity, and works with decision makers, equality between men andwomen, conflicts prevention and resolution, justice and solidarity inthe context of international migration. 

AboutMonde Pluriel 
Foundedin 2006, the non-profit organization Monde Pluriel has as its maingoal the promotion of intercultural projects in the field ofeducation for sustainable development and the creation of an enlargedcitizenship, especially in Europe. In its projects, Monde Plurielaims to promote active citizenship among young people, help themunderstand the complexity of the world, participate in social debateson sustainable development, and make their voices heard locally,nationally and internationally. The association relies on its expertsin the field of education for sustainable development and extendedcitizenship for the youth so as to implement their projects throughexchanges, training courses for teachers, and creating new spaces fordebate and participatory democracy. 

AboutViração & Jangada 
Viração& Jangada promotes mobilization activities, training courses andevents for schools, organizations and the community in general onissues such as education, social action, communication andcitizenship, supported by local and international institutions inEurope and Latin America. The Youth Press Agency is one of its mainpartners, an initiative involving several organizations, socialprojects and schools in Europe and Latin America, and engaged in theproduction of online and paper materials on Educommunication, socialmovements and youth leadership. Their collaboration has led, amongother things, to the participation of young activists from more thanten countries at the last four editions of the United Nations ClimateChange Conference (COP) during which they held digital coverage ofthe discussions. In 2015, the organization participated in theproject Let’s Take Care of the Planet. Viração & Jangada believes ina world where the different voices of all generations are of equalimportance and can create a future together, and that is what westand for. We are working hard to achieve our view of the world, withthe help of many partners from different countries and engaged indifferent sectors: companies, schools, communities, teenagers andyoung people, professionals, networks, non-governmentalorganizations. Our goal is to promote active citizenship, consciousconsumerism, and climatic action among young people at a nationaland international level, giving them the opportunity to work throughcreative and successful communication techniques.

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