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Facilitating participatory video

What is Participatory Video (PV)?  Participatory video is a tool where people jointly make a film to visualise and discuss an issue that is important for them.

What is the aim?  Dialogue and discussion about issues where film provides added value and makes a significant difference in the discussion (especially behavior change, emotionally touching issues and if people are not able to join the meeting)

PV is an excellent tool for monitoring and evaluation, since it provides an opportunity for unheard voices to share their stories and give it a platform to be incorporated in a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning process.

Date:   31 October - 1 November, 2019 (Deadline registration 1st October, 2019)

Other dates:   13 - 14 February, 2020  (Deadline registration 10th January, 2020)

Topic:  Facilitating participatory video storytelling for monitoring and evaluation

Number:  6 - 12 participants

The training will be very practical. It is learning by doing, doing, feedback, reflection and doing, feedback, reflection and doing. Read more about the method and its benefits >>> participatory video

Example participatory video process; Youngsters in Moldova


At the end of the training participants will have;

  • Knowledge about the process of participatory video and how jointly to develop a story;
  • Insight on where and how you can apply video storytelling in complex environments and monitoring and evaluation processes, where stories make the difference in creating value and impact;
  • New ideas and insights about filming and editing;
  • Insights on how to facilitate a participatory video making process.

Price:  € 595,- (excluding VAT)  If you book before the 15th August, 2019, you will get a reduction of € 50,-

Venue:  Kontakt der Kontinenten,  Amersfoortsestraat 20, 3769 AS  Soesterberg, The Netherlands

Trainer:   Simon Koolwijk,   Read about Simon Koolwijk

For more information,    Download  Facilitating PV 31 October - 1 November, 2019



Producing and sharing a video story in one day as part of the teambuilding process!

On the 13th June,  2017 the team of EEAS came together to address 3 key issues in the team by producing and sharing video stories for discussion. The day was facilitated by Jeffer London and Simon Koolwijk, who guided the team to produce 3 short films of 2 minutes each. Participants got acquainted with the basic principles of filmmaking, developed their scripts, filmed, prepared announcement posters and edited it to a final product.  The process created fun and helped to discover hidden talents and to know each other on a different way.  Download the flyer of this one-day workshop 'Filming our team story

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Increased safety and attention for girls helped to raise their school results!

During a midterm evaluation at schools in Ethiopia girls expressed at video that they felt more safe at their schools after the school constructed seperate toilets for the girls as part of the social accountability process. Their school rates improved due to the increased safety and the attention for the girls. When this video was watched and shared at the community dialogue, it raised awareness with the stakeholders that safety is an important condition for learning."