UNESCO Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation – Bali, Indonesia

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation – Bali, Indonesia

Deadline: July 6, 2014

UNESCO invites you and your organization to join the Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation taking place in Bali from August 20th to 28th, 2014. The training aims to share experiences to promote the culture of peace, develop practical action plans and explore the opportunities that the new media provides to enhance youth participation and civic engagement.

The training is part of the “Global Media Forum: The Role of Media in Realizing the Future We Want For All”, an initiative that aims to define the role of media in the development agenda that will continue the efforts of the Millennium Development Goals after the year 2015.

This capacity development programme is planned in a way in which participants, after joining 5 days of training, will attend and be actively involved in the Global Media Forum conference, where academics, practitioners, government and civil society will analyse the role of media in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


If you are selected to participate in the training, UNESCO will provide:

  • 5 days training on media and civic participation
  • Accommodation during the training and Global Media Forum in shared bedroom
  • Meals. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner (each day) and morning and afternoon teas (except on field trips)
  • Teaching materials
  • Local transportation
  • One day trip including watersports and visit to a cultural site in Bali
  • Half day trip to a real newsroom
  • Access to the Global Media Forum International Conference
  • Participate at the Alliance of Civilizations Forum’s Youth Plenary session on the 28th of August
  • Invitation letter from UNESCO, if needed, to obtain the Visa to Indonesia
  • Official UNESCO certificate upon accomplishment of the objectives of the training

What is not included:

  • Flight Tickets to Bali
  • Visa arrangements
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses

* To ensure participation of young girls and boys from Least Developed Countries, UNESCO will cover flight tickets to Bali of a selected group coming from these countries.


  • Committed to contribute to building peace, intercultural dialogue, poverty eradication, sustainable development
  • Committed to contribute to the social inclusion of vulnerable groups including people with disabilities, LGBTs, people with HIV, communities from rural or disadvantaged areas
  • Involved in successful youth-led initiatives that you would like to share with other young people from different countries and backgrounds
  • Willing to mobilize the youth in your community, encouraging them to play an active role in the society
  • Interested in learning on the potential of media and social media to improve youth participation
  • Aged 15 and 24 from a country from Asia or the Pacific

Selection Criteria

In the selection of candidates to take part in the training, UNESCO will take into account the following:

  • a commitment to the values of UNESCO
  • innovation
  • willingness to learn
  • commitment to follow-up activities

Application Details


If interested, please, send the following documents to [email protected] and CC Mr Mikel Aguirre [email protected] before 6 July 2014:

  • Motivation message stating why are you interested to be part of this activity and how can you contribute to it. The message can be in any format, video, letter, audio, ppt, gif, etc.
  • Brief summary of a successful initiative that you have been involved in and if you did engage with media in the process (max 1 page)
  • Updated CV
  • In the subject of the email, please write: ASPAC Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation.

UNESCO will announce the selected participants on 9 July 2014.

For more information, visit Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation.