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CONFERENCE “Voices of exclusion”
project of the EuropeAid program of the European Union and Centre for Social Practices – Sofia
EuropeAid
Centre for Social Practices – Sofia
October 24th 2002
Thursday

11.00 - 11.45 am Ass.Prof. Evgenii Dainov, Chairman of the MB of the CSP:
· The "Voices of exclusion" project
· Presentation of the collection "Their voices: the presence of minority and specific communities in the Bulgarian media (end of the 20th - beginning of the 21th century)"

11.45 - 12.15 am Discussion

12.30 - 14.00 am Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 am Education program for representatives of the three communities
(groups), presented by Chief Assistant Venceslav Panchev -
Director of program "Education"

15.30 - 16.00 am Presentation of criteria for participation in the education

16.00 - 16.30 am Closing discussion

October 25th 2002
Friday

10.30 - 11.00 am Cashing of transport expenses in the foyer of the "Rodopi" hotel

11.00 - 12.45 am Consultations on educational program

12.45 - 14.00 am Lunch


EDUCATION PROGRAM
Constructing communication skills

Modul 1
Prof. Evgenii Dainov

MEDIA, AUTHORITY AND US


1st seminar

Subject: AUTHORITY
Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Inter-personal authority
· Authority in a group
· Authority in organizations
· Political authority

Part 2: practical exercises
A. feedback
· Examples of inter-personal authority
· Examples of authority in a group
· Examples of authority in organizations
· Examples of political authority

B. Exercising successful presence in authority-based organizations
· In inter-personal relations
· In relations in/between groups
· In relations in/between organizations
· In relations with political and state authority

2nd seminar

Subject: MEDIA
Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Media: history, essence, goals and means
· Print media
· Radio
· TV
· Internet

Part 2: practical exercises
· The difficult dance with the journalists
· Working with print media
· Working with radio
· Working with TV
· Working with the Internet


MODUL 2

Chief assistant Venceslav Panchev

TEAM WORK AND MANAGEMENT

Seminar 1

Subject: HOW TO COMMUNICATE BETTER

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Factors influencing the communication
· Basic techniques of effective communication
· Intercultural interaction and communication

Part 2: practical exercises
· Work in a small group: factors in the communication
· Exercising verbal and non-verbal communication
· Communication role game

Subject: HOW TO OVERCOME CONFLICTS

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Our attitude towards the conflict
· The role of conflict in social interaction
· Reasons of conflict
· Possibilities of harnessing the energy of the conflicts

Part 2: practical exercises
· Researching the group's attitude towards conflict
· Behavior in conflict situations
· Simulation exercise: intervening into conflicts

· Teams and goal
· Management and leadership
· Creating and developing a team

Part 2: practical exercises
· Teamwork skills
· Simulation exercise of team management
· Work in small groups: team problem-solving

MODUL 3

Borislav Zyumbyulev


COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION
Seminar 1

Subject 1: COMMUNICATION STRATEGY TOWARDS THE PRESS, RADIO AND TELEVISION

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Creation of positive image of the community
· Differentiation from mass perception and attitude towards the community
· The point of view of the minority community - how to make it into the media

Part 2: practical exercises
· Identifying the "important people"
· Presenting the community in an exiting way
· Creation of strategy for changing the public image of the community

Subject 2: MEDIA ETHICS

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Media and the communities
· The do's and don't's of presenting the various communities
· How the journalist should communicate with representatives of the various communities
· How the community should communicate with the journalists

Part 2: practical exercises
· Evaluating ethical behavior
· Evaluating the behavior of the community towards the media

Seminar 2

Subject 1: HOW TO ANNOUNCE OURSELVES

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· How to awake interest with our stories
· What subjects always attract the attention of the media
· How to acquaint ourselves with the "important people"
· How to write an announcement for the press, radio and television

Part 2: practical exercises
· Exercising the mastering of skills for successful self-presentation
· Analysis and evaluation of the achievements

Subject 2: HOW TO PRESENT OURSELVES THROUGH THE MEDIA

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Press-conference - how to make one
· Interview - how to answer questions
· How to write a refutation
· How to escape inaccurate presentation of our words

Part 2: practical exercises
· Simulation of press-conference
· Simulation of interview
· Exercising the writing of a refutation
· Case

MODUL 4

Valeri Rusanov

THE MEDIA - A TOOL FOR STRENGTHENING THE RIGHTS OF THE EXCLUDED

Seminar 1

Subject: Print media: writing materials for the press

Seminar 2

Subject: Radio-shows: creating radio material

Seminar 3

Subject: Preparing and carrying out a television show

Seminar 4

Subject: Internet as a communications tool


MODUL 5

Yashar Shaban

EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS

Seminar 1

Subject: HOW TO FORM AN EDUCATION GROUP

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· Finding out and formulating the goals and tasks of the group
· Selection of participants
· Model and principles of group development
· Leading the group
· Developing the group

Part 2: practical exercises

Seminar 2

Subject: INTERACTIVE EDUCATION

Part 1: presentation of the issue
· How to prepare an educational program
· Which educational methods to select
· How to create an education plan
· What are the needed skills for carrying out the education

Part 2: practical exercises

  
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