January 28, 2019

‘Voice4Migrants’ is looking for an international team of ‘change-makers’ for an event in Hungary

Do you think it’s time for positive change in the way migrants are represented in the media?  Do you think politicians who manipulate people’s fears and use hate speech should be challenged? Can you help to make the voices of migrants be heard?

The ‘Voice4Migrants’ project is assembling a team of ‘change-makers’ to join a ‘happening’ in Hungary this May.  It will be a unique opportunity to share ideas and activities from across Europe about the need to rethink the way asylum-seekers, refugees and migrant workers migrants are spoken about in parliaments and the press.

Apply now to join us in Budapest from 8-12 May 2019, and help to make things happen.

We are looking for at least 5 people from each of the seven participating countries – Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Spain – but welcome applicants from other European countries particularly Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

In particular, we are looking for:

  • Journalists keen to report on the issues and events raised by the project (we have plenty of useful contacts for them);
  • Activists, including media professionals, engaged in advocating for human rights and challenging anti-immigrant policies;
  • Academics and communication specialists working on migration issues or producing multi-media material about media portrayed of migrants;

The event will include workshops in preparation for the main event, and opportunities to discover more about the perils faced by migrants including asylum-seekers and refugee across Europe.

Deadline for applications: 5th of April.

Applicants will be selected by an international panel of professionals in the field.

More about the Voice4Migrants Project:

In the context of an increasingly hostile environment and a proliferation of hate speech and hate crime, Media4change with Voice4Migrants is seeking to challenge the divisive narrative about migrants and to create spaces of hospitality and inclusivity.

The project includes:

The Hungarian Event is not the end of Voice4Migrants. There will be follow-up events in Lithuania to which participants may be invited.

Project Partners:

  • S.O.S. Racismo Gipuzkoa, Spain.
  • National Institute for Social Integration, Lithuania.
  • Szubjektív Értékek Alapítvány, Hungary.
  • UNITED for Intercultural Action Network, Netherlands.
  • European Youth Press -Network of Young Media Makers EV, Germany.
  • Associazione Trepuntozero, Italy.
  • Agenzia di promozione integrate per I cittadini in Europa- APICE, Italy


  • Dates: 08 – 12 May 2019.
  • Place: Budapest, Hungary
  • Number of participants: 176 (45 out of them are an international group)
  • Costs: Accommodation, meals and travel expenses will be met (but travel costs are limited according to distance bands: to be aware, that the contribution to travel costs has certain limits (according to program’s distance band, participants will be reimbursed €275 for up to 1,999 km; €360 for more than 2,000 km.)

Application procedure:

To apply please complete the application form.

The call is addressed to all EU countries, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Kosovo, but please note that priority will be given to participants from Lithuania, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, and Germany.

Priority will be also given to applicants who will be eligible to participate at the Open Event in Lithuania on 7-11 June.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected]

This invitation is a part of the project “Voice4Migrants”, funded by the “Europe for Citizens” programme. 


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