[Call for Participants] Faker Fighters Regional School - Maastricht, Netherlands

Faker Fighters Regional Schools 

Maastricht, the Netherlands

7th to 10th of November 2019.
*The training will start on Thursday at 14:00 and will end around 13:00 on Sunday.

About the Training

This Regional School is a 4-day seminar aiming to bring together participants from all over Europe, especially from the Netherlands and the neighbouring region. It is the last one of the four Regional Schools seminars. 

The training will involve between 12-16 participants interested in journalism and the media (youth activists, youth leaders, journalism and media students, early career journalists, young volunteers in the sphere of media literacy...) who will be trained to develop skills and gain awareness in the context of media literacy and critical thinking. The participants will not only improve their understanding of the media landscape in Europe, but they will also be able to develop media making skills, allowing them to produce media materials as part of an information campaign on media literacy and critical thinking. 

Training Objectives

  • To provide a better understanding of the media landscape covering European affairs and information from an European perspective.

  • To develop critical thinking skills and competences of youth activists so that they become actively engaged in youth media making.

  • To encourage participants to create media content on issues of media literacy and critical thinking.

  • To develop basic media-making skills and introduce participants into the different ways in which they can get involved in media-making (content, formats, channels, media outlets…).

  • To produce media materials as part of an information campaign on media literacy and critical thinking.

Participants profile

  • Interested in media and content creation, as well as the topic of media literacy and disinformation. 

  • Basic competences of digital communication tools and media (eg. good writing skills, social media skills, knowledge of photography and video editing, wordpress, podcast production, website design...)

  • Some knowledge and/or experience in journalism and content creation is preferred but not required.

  • Fluency in English. 

  • Over 18 years old.

  • Coming from one of the countries of the Council of Europe. Participants residing in countries of the neighbouring region are particularly encouraged to apply. 

  • Availability to fully participate in the regional school.


Practical information 

  • There is a participation fee of 50 euros, that will cover accommodation costs, full board (from dinner on Thursday to lunch on Sunday), and all the materials required for the training.

  • JEF Europe will refund up to 80% of the travel costs, up to a maximum of 150€ (within a month after receiving your reimbursement documents)

  • JEF Europe can provide invitation letters for the participants requiring a visa to Maastricht. However, visa costs are to be borne by the participants themselves. 

  • Cancellation policy: Participants who have been confirmed and have paid their participation fee but cancel their participation after 28/10/2019 are not refundable at all.

Important: do not book your ticket and/or pay the participation fee before you receive a confirmation email regarding your selection.

Application procedure

You can apply through this  Google Form

The deadline for applying is the 7th of October. Successful applicants will be contacted by the 9th of October. 
For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact emilie.vandam@jef.eu, indicating “Faker Fighters - Maastricht”.
Full call available on the following link.