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Become a Living Together volunteer and join our youth team at Sziget Festival 2019

2019-05-28

Are you a young person who believes in cultural diversity and inclusive societies?

Do you want to promote a youth initiative in one of the biggest music festivals in the world?

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

We invite young people from both migrant and host communities to join the Living Together Initiative (LTI) in its activities at Sziget Festival in August 2019 and to broadly be part of the initiative.  

What is the Living Together Initiative?

“Living Together” is a joint initiative by Terre des hommes Foundation and Ms Rania Ali, journalist.

The Initiative creates opportunities for youth to freely express their opinions about living together with people from different origins, backgrounds and cultures. Now more than ever, when the negative perception and wrong understanding of migration prevail in the public discourse, it is important to talk about communities living together in diversity.                       

Living Together at Sziget Festival

Living Together will be part of Tent Without Border at Sziget Music and Arts Festival, one of the largest music and cultural festival in Europe, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, between 6 – 14th August 2019. More than 1000 music and cultural performances take place during the week with some of the main music artists on the global scene.

During the festival, we want to raise awareness on the core concepts of living together in diversity through a set of activities such as discussions, group games, film screenings, and workshops.

Living Together Initiative will bring 10-15 young people from both migrant and host communities to organise different activities and raise awareness.

In 2018 the Initiative participated for the first time in the Festival. See some pictures here.

IF YOU ARE…

  • Between 18 and 24 years of age;

  • Come from a migrant or host community background, living in Europe (and are able to travel to Hungary without a visa);

  • Open minded and ready to promote the values and principles of Living Together;

  • Able to work in teams, be flexible, tolerant and helpful towards others;

  • Comfortable with big crowds, music festivals and sleeping in a tent;

  • Okay to have your pictures and videos taken and published on social media and online platforms of LTI;

  • Enthusiastic to become medium-term engaged with the LTI initiative after the festival;

  • Willing to promote LTI and our participation at Sziget Festival through your own social media channels.

… YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER FOR THE LIVING TOGETHER INITIATIVE!

How to become part of Living Together and spend a week at one of the biggest and best Music Festivals in the world?

1. Produce a short video

  • Length: minimum one minute and maximum 10 minutes

  • Topic: Speak about your experience on diversity, inclusion, integration, migration, youth empowerment, also mentioning:

    • what did you learn from the experience;

    • positive feelings or challenges you faced in meeting someone from a migrant / host background and how you overcame them;

    • why you think the voice of youth should be more present in the public discourse on migration issues across Europe.

  • Don't forget to mention some information about yourself;

  • The video can be produced alone or with your friends and fellows.

Visit our website for examples of testimonies and experiences we share from youth across Europe www.youthtogether.live.

2. Upload the video on your Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or another platform (when possible, use our hashtag #living2gether).

3. Send us the link through our platform https://youthtogether.live/wp/#speakup. Also include a message about how you can contribute to the Living Together Community and our activities at Sziget Music Festival.

Apply by 10 JUNE 2019

We will cover all expenses related to your participation at Sziget Festival (festival pass, train or flight from your town to Budapest, local transportation, accommodation in tents, and per diems for meals) and ensure proper information and preparation before the Festival

The "Living Together" team at the Festival aims to be gender-balanced and diverse. Therefore, we will strive to achieve a 1:1 gender balance, as well as an equal balance between refugee/migrant and host communities.