ENDLESS YOUTH MEDIA CREATIVITY-8th International Youth Summit, 1st to 12th of August 2013: Youth is one of the most important chapters in a life
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Past and Future
By Evelyn Seubert,
President of the International Youth Media Summit
This year in Serbia we will gather for the Seventh International Youth Media Summit. Since the Summit first brought young people together in 2006, the world of technology has changed dramatically. Now we read books on e-readers, cell phones can tell you where they are when lost, cars will soon drive themselves, and filmmakers have already started to edit in “the cloud”.
But some things about the world haven’t changed: we still have too much war and too much poverty. Women still do not have equal rights in many parts of the world, and lack of education leaves many young people without hope. Our planet suffers, as do our bodies – illnesses both outside and in. And most sadly, we discriminate against each other for the color of our skin, our religious beliefs or our disabilities.
At the Summit, young people gather to use the latest in media technologies to shed light on the darkest parts of human existence. By working together with passion and conviction, the Summit delegates unleash energetic waves of hope and possibility that crash through borders long after the Summit’s closing ceremony.
Please join us and become part of the Summit Family. Experience what the young people of the world can create, together.
IYMS is a meeting place for people from Japan and Korea to Brazil and USA, South Africa, Nigeria, Poland, Sweden… Our members, participants, young leaders in the Youth Committee, and volunteers are from different continents, different cultural, historical and confessional backgrounds and traditions. We are working with Buddhists, Hindu, Muslims, Jewish, Orthodox and Catholic Christians, Protestants and other faith traditions.
IYMS is a unique, safe and creative place where people from Iran, Israel, USA, Kosovo, Serbia, Turkey, Cyprus are working together for a better future and benefit to all of us. Media Education is our permanent activity:
• Media/films/animations we produce are without dialogue. We use language of pictures and sound to convey our message to everyone regardless of linguistic differences among the different audiences;
• Each one of our seven teams is intercultural! In every group working in Declarations, Scenario and Storyboard there are people from different countries and different background;
• Our educational process is not only intercultural, but it is also interactive. Teachers and students are learning together and become PARTNERS in education. Teachers help to students to determinate the best possible content and students help teachers understand and use new computers and informative technologies.
As IYMS moves forward to advance education and careers in many disciplines, the delegates bring with them a passion for creating a harmonious world community that will benefit from shared creativity, cultural understanding and media education. IYMS delegates inspire others in their generation to shape the future through intercultural and interactive media.
Using workshops, video conferencing and the web, our partners and members around the globe have used media in new and innovative ways to bring young people together to change the World. These collaborative efforts became the inspiration for an annual gathering of young media makers and their teachers.
Mission of the IYMS:
The mission of the International Youth Media Summit is to promote role of the Young People in the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.The IYMS brings Young Adults together from around the world to explore the seven issues that most impact their future. They plan ways to inspire others in their generation to shape the future through media and action.
The Seven Issues: Discrimination.Poverty, Violence, Health, Environment, Women’s Rights, Youth
Goals of the IYMS:
• Create resolutions of action to present to the United Nations and their home countries.
• Create public service announcements that will encourage other teens to become actively involved in creating change.
• Share their past successes with each other, including videos, collaborative projects, work at other teen summits and with other organizations.
• Plan future work together through international media exchange projects.
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April 14, 2013 |
In the framework of The International Roma Day, on April 8th, the Office for Human and Minority Rights of the Governement of Serbia, and the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, organized a concert at Dom Omladine, on April the 7th.
April 13, 2013 |
The art exhibition of the Childrens' creative colony from Beočin under the name MOSAIC was officially opened on Monday, April 8th, in the daycare premises of the "Đura Daničić" elementary school in Novi Sad. The exhibition was organized by Ms. Maja Familić, the art activities coordinator at the Beočin colony, sponsored by the British foundation Rpoint, with the aim to raise awareness about the International Romani Day, celebrated on this day all over the world.
December 5, 2012 |
Basic idea: Children (teenagers) from Different Countries will talk about different issues and their common life. Next two episodes will be about: Money (age group 10-13) and What is the main problem of the young generation (14-17) Every partner organization/school/group of people has to form team for each issue. Every team has to prepare photo/audio/video material about each issue. All material has to be in English or over voiced/subtitled/translated in English. What we are looking: collection of the photos taken by the participants in connection with every issue short interviews made by participants with their peers but also with adult people in some connection with issue.
August 8, 2012 |
As the day unwrapped itself from the night, and the temperature rose to a pleasant 40 degrees Celsius, the fourth day of summit could start. The teams discussed their projects, ideas and expectations about certain movies, because what came later was key – they had to present their projects in front of the jury, which consisted of several members, and in order to do that they had to have everything ready. Of course, they didn’t, and the jury assisted them in the development and finishing of our ideas, as well as the staff of the summit, which, was, as I heard, was very helpful.
August 8, 2012 |
Special gift and new audio concept of the Summit: Kate Randolph performed yesterday in the sound studio of the...
August 6, 2012 |
My work at the IYMS started at 0400 in zagreb, croatia, when I woke up in order to catch the train for belgrade. The trip was ok, except for the little mishap we had along the way, including some property damage and no injuries. As we say here – if it goes to well, it’s not good. Arrival to belgrade was on time, only 2 hrs late, and going to the hotel at +40deg Celsius was a pleasure. Upon arrival I’ve met some of the participants, including my roomies, which was a good start. Unpacking and rest was done, and it was time to get serious, meet the rest of the participants and get some insight about what IYMS is all about.
August 3, 2012 |
It is an even bigger pleasure to see that young people are motivated to get together to try to make a difference and make a change. The topics you will be discussing amongst yourselves over the next couple of days are not easy ones, such as violence, discrimination, poverty, environment and generally where young people stand in the world. But TODAY is the time when these topics can and must be discussed! We live in a period of great media change, we are seeing the power of new media rising in the world and changing the way we live, think and organise ourselves. Media are bringing about revolutions and bringing young people of the world even closer together.
August 3, 2012 |
The Nansen Dialogue Network gathers politicians, journalists, teachers, parents, and pupils for dialogue about their own conflict, exploring potential solutions and opening possibilities for institutional change, where the situation is no longer seen through ethnic or mono-cultural lenses, but with a view to joint understanding that benefit all.
August 3, 2012 |
The Children will deal with the topic “money”, understand its importance and role for economy and society and get an idea why the debt crisis is a menace for Western countries. They will speak with specialists about that, e.g. with the German Finance Minister, the Berlin Senator for Finance and other politicians and economists as well as with entrepreneurs, bankers and unemployed persons.
July 15, 2012 |
When it comes to women’s rights one can see that the expectations and standards differ from one continent to another. While in the North women have been fighting for this cause since the beginning of the 20th century, women in southern countries only recently got the opportunity, with international organisations at their backs, to defend their rights. This is of course not due to lack of interest on the part of the affected women, but it’s just that their totalitarian and cruel governments which keep them from speaking out. A key problem women’s rights activists are facing therefore is the absence of government support. No grassroots campaign, no consciousness-raising is going to pay dividends if there is no supportive government behind it. By supportive government I mean official laws and regulations that protect women’s rights as well as official international treaties that protect and promote women’s rights.
July 15, 2012 |
AIDS has reached epidemic proportions in many developing countries and can be considered a big threat to national health or security in many developed countries such as the US. In 2008 33.4 million people were estimated to be living with HIV, 2.7 million new people were diagnosed with HIV and 2 million people died from HIV. Approximately 7 out of 10 death from AIDS occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region that also has over two-thirds of adult HIV cases and over 90% of new HIV infections amongst children. ...More at...
July 4, 2012 |
This volume of Progress of the World’s Women starts with a paradox: the past century has seen a transformation in women’s legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of women’s legal entitlements. Nevertheless for most of the world’s women, the laws that exist on paper do not translate to equality and justice.
April 27, 2012 |
Teachers and students invited to go to the Media Summit The judging invited Yung Yau College teachers and students, attended ?the Seventh International Student Media Summit?held in Serbia in August this year, publicity of creative Media and learning outcomes of Hong Kong students, they can exchange the creative media culture with the team of the United States, Britain, Japan and other countries.
April 7, 2012 |
I was thinking about what is good example of poverty. I cannot really tell you something new when it comes to this topic. We all know so many people starve in Africa. Sometimes people say: Oh, I overate. That meal was like one-week food consumption of Somalian kid. Another thing is health – we don’t think about it when we are in good shape. And when something is wrong – just call the doctor and walk for 5 minutes to the nearest drug store. Millions of people continuously suffer because of health-related problems that we can fix in couple of days in the western world. A home? Who doesn’t have one? Try to imagine survival without access to clean water. So my examples of poverty are commonly known, but recent. Just to remind you of the significance and the scale of the problem.
April 7, 2012 |
Frank Schätzing‘s Bestseller, „The Swarm“, begins with a short story of a fisherman who disappears in the ocean off the coast of Peru. The last thing he sees before disappearing is a massive swarm of mackerels which attack him. In the meantime, similar events occur in Norway and Kanada – the ocean is striking back after years of human abuse. While the plot is of course fictional, pollution is a reality all over the world. Dmitry Abramovic. Karega Omondi. Deependu Saxena. They all share the same problem: the lake where they live is polluted, since it is located next to industry. These people are also fictional, but there are real people who share their destiny. All three could have been real people who earned their living by fishing. They could have lived close to Lake Karachay in the 50s. Close to Lake Victoria in 2010. Or close to Poosaripalayam in 2011. Lake Karachay in Russia during the fifties became a dumping site for radioactive waste. Thousands of fish died in India in Lake Poosaripalayam because of effluents dumped by local factories into the water. And finally, Lake Victoria in Kenia was the terminus for all the runoff of surrounding farmland