[artinfo] call/wshp/blog: SHIFT. SHAPE. MOBILIZE.

ober ober at emdash.org
Sun Sep 13 10:10:11 CEST 2015


a tools & skills workshop for bloggers

16-22 November in Berlin, Germany

Call for participants: Deadline for application is 20 September 2015.

Are you an active blogger? An activist who wants to shift mindsets, shape
social change, mobilize people? Is your work related to Eastern Europe?
Are you interested in gaining new skills in live blogging, social media,
security online and verification?
This call might be just for you!

About the project
The Federal Agency for Civic Education/Bundeszentrale für Politische
Bildung, in cooperation with Sourcefabric and n-ost, welcomes 20 bloggers
to take part in a 5-days workshop in Berlin, Germany on 16-22 November
Shift. Shape. Mobilize. is aiming to get a better understanding about the
socio-political relevance of blogs in countries in transition. The project
has the goal of raising awareness, empowering and supporting the role of
bloggers in Eastern Europe, as an alternative source of information in
During the workshop, you will gain skills & awareness in online security /
verification of sources / social media / open data, etc. Furthermore, you
will get to know different open source blogging and publishing tools to
support their work, such as Sourcefabricís Live Blog and Booktype. During
your stay in Berlin, you will have the opportunity to get to know local
communities of journalists, bloggers, activists and hackers.
You will attend a series of practical workshops with the purpose of
improving concrete skills; you will partake in debates and panel
discussions on hot-topics and receive training on new tools. Additionally,
you will be able to live blog and report from the n-ost media conference
ìTranslating Worldsî.

Who can apply?
... from different European countries. Bloggers from Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian Federation are
especially welcomed to apply.
... actively blogging on sociopolitical topics, either by directly
addressing social, political, economic or environmental issues in their
country or in Europe, or by addressing them in an artistic way, such as
photography, comics, music, artistic actions and campaigns, etc.
English proficiency is essential (the workshop will be conducted in English).
Available to attend the workshop in full, from 16 to 22 November 2015 in
Berlin, Germany.
Selection will be made in line with gender and geographical balance.
What about the costs?
All costs will be covered by the organisers of the event, including travel
to/from Berlin, visa, accommodation, meals and all materials to be used
during the workshop.
Note: bloggers will be asked to bring their own laptop, camera and

How to apply?
Interested candidates are invited to apply by filling the application form.
During the application process, you will be asked to provide a blog post
telling us a story about:
a recent positive action / campaign that inspired you
what keeps you going as an activist against the challenges your country is
how activists are bringing social change through social media
Note: the blog post has to be 4,000 min. - 8,000 max. characters long,
submitted as word or URL. As a blog post you can include links, pictures
and videos in your texts!
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20 September, 23:59h CET.
Questions? Contact: blogger-workshop at n-ost.org

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