Encounters
MARS offered to cross media professional practices in the fields of training, ethics and production through the MARS Media Encounters. In their approach, these encounters were not just looking to bring together participants but to give them the opportunity to embark on a real exchange. For MARS, participants were the real experts in their own fields, and they were the sole stimulators for media creativity and innovation in relation to diversity and non discrimination. MARS wanted to bring about real encounters between participants whereby they brought in their own experiences, competencies and areas of expertise in order to strengthen their own professional practices.

14 - 17 September 2011, Vienna (Austria)
Media Cross-Production - National

11 - 14 October 2011, Brussels (Belgium)
Journalism & Media Training & Literacy - European

14 - 15 November 2011, Lille (France)
Ethics & Editorial Management - National

30 November - 03 December 2011, Bologna (Italy)
Journalism & Media Training & Literacy - National

21 - 22 January 2012, Warsaw (Poland)
Ethics & Editorial Management - National

25 - 28 January 2012, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Media Cross-Production - National

30 - 31 March 2012, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Ethics & Editorial Management - National

11 - 13 April 2012, Paris (France)
Journalism & Media Training & Literacy - National

25 - 28 April 2012, Dublin (Ireland)
Media Cross-Production - National

24 - 26 May 2012, Cluj (Romania)
Journalism & Media Training & Literacy - National

06 - 08 June 2012, Birmingham (United-Kingdom)
Journalism & Media Ethics - European

13 - 15 June 2012, Helsinki (Finland)
Journalism & Media Training & Literacy - National

06 - 09 July 2012, Berlin (Germany)
Media Cross-Production - National

13 - 16 September 2012, Budapest (Hungary)
Media Cross-Production - National

21 - 22 September 2012, Sofia (Bulgaria)
Ethics & Editorial Management - National

19 - 20 October 2012, Madrid (Spain)
Ethics & Editorial Management - National

24 - 26 October 2012, Mechelen (Belgium)
Journalism & Media Training & Literacy - National

21 - 24 November 2012, Bordeaux (France)
Media Cross-Production - European
Media Work Exchanges
The MARS Media Work Exchanges were a unique opportunity for media professionals, and future ones, to widen the scope of their media practices and contact pools. Media professionals had the opportunity to host a media colleague/counterpart and be hosted themselves by a media related organisation in return (training organisations, media, self-regulatory and regulatory bodies, professional unions… ) to exchange professional experience and to produce together with the participating colleague, a common output (training exercises, media reports, case studies, etc.). To help with the process, the Council of Europe provided participants the financial and logistics support to travel and work with European Union colleagues in 10-day work exchanges (5 days as guest / 5 days as host).

Journalism & Media Training & Literacy

Media Cross-Productions