Our partner in Estonia, Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (Peipsi CTC), in cooperation with Tartu University Department of Folklore organized recently a series of seminars aiming to improve the students´ knowledge on tendencies of migration and asylum-seeking in Europe. Discussions focused also on Estonia, where borders are currently opening for both migrants in general and refugees in particular.
In addition to theoretical knowledge and debates, practical workshops were conducted on how to work in some communities and make videos. As a final assignment, the students submitted their own work: 3-7 minutes’ video clips on the topics of migration and refugees.
The topics that students have chosen are very interesting:
- Jewish diaspora in Estonia,
- Ingrian Finn minority in Tartu,
- the bureaucracy faced by a refugee coming to Estonia,
- the aspirations of Estonian and non-Estonian students in Tartu,
- cases of xenophobia experienced by foreign students in Tartu,
- experiences of various ethnic groups abroad, and many others.
This seminars and workshops are part of SISUMMA programme of activities for ACTION 2: MEDIA LITERACY AND MEDIA ACTIVISM WORKSHOPS aiming at capacity building of selected target groups in Media literacy and Media activism production & creation (Action 2 & 4), which is being implemented in Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Spain by the rest of our partners too.