MYComm aims at strengthening youth organisations committed to migrant and refugee inclusion by connecting them at EU level and reinforcing their capacities to communicate and influence policies and public perception. It has a specific focus on audio-visual capacity of such organisations and the creative production of collaborative videos which tell powerful and personal narratives of youth migrant/refugees. This is coupled with capacity building for advocacy.
The partnership brings together 8 EU organisations widely spread across Europe that have experience with youth/migration/audiovisual techniques and social inclusion. It is predicated upon the partners’ extensive work in these fields and their complementarity. It includes EU youth organisations that have demonstrable leadership when it comes to advocacy (JEF, VYRE, KOKEN).
MYComm will target the staff of youth organisations, empowering them in social media strategies, creative communications techniques, audiovisual tools and public advocacy skills, which will allow them to better address key policy issues for migrant inclusion and generally raise public awareness. It thus aims at generating organisational capacity to change negative imaginary towards youth migrants/refugees and impact policies.
The diverse range of issues to be tackled include discrimination based on migration status, ethnicity or religion; poor working conditions; lack of access to basic social services, lack of social protection and inadequate educational opportunities.
The project entails a training series, youth organisation staff exchanges and co-creation in the form of a makeathon and artistic video production. Selected youth organisations will also be challenged to develop new social media strategies and sharpen their public advocacy on youth migrant and refugee issues.
Youth production teams will create artistic video projects that will illustrate the range of migrant and refugee communities and stories across the EU and be widely broadcasted across diverse networks. Finally, as related to the sustainability of MYCOMM, the project will generate synergies between key youth organisations in this field and consolidate an EU. Finally, as related to the sustainability of MYCOMM, the project will generate synergies between key youth organisations in this field and consolidate an EU network, which will produce joint policy statements and contribute to effective policy dialogue on youth migrant and refugee inclusion at EU level.