Participatory Media

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01:00 pm TO 05:00 pm
(GMT +1:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Cologne, Germany
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Exploring the Strategic Value of Participatory Media in Peacebuilding

Online-training with live-sessions & self-paced learning.

Participatory media can be used to start or deepen dialogues, gather and/or validate qualitative data about a conflict context, and enable perspective-taking of different groups and of community storytellers. This training will outline ways in which a participatory media process can both facilitate individual and collective reflection on issues participants believe are critical to peace in their community, and provide participants with the skills they need to construct and represent a story of their choice. A strong focus is given towards participatory video as a baseline approach, with applications towards other content production.     

This course invites peacebuilders from all backgrounds interested in exploring participatory media in an open and active way. No prior experience is necessary, just the willingness to listen, express, learn, and unlearn, to foster a deeper understanding together.


Technical Introduction on 27 October 2023 from 13:00 to 14:00 CET
Online Live Sessions from 31 October 2023 to 9 November 2023, every Tuesday and Thursday from 13:00 to 17:00 CET


  • Understand what participatory media is and the strategic value it can add to peacebuilding
  • Become well-versed in Participatory Video as one method for achieving core peacebuilding objectives: facilitating dialogue, integrating different perspectives, and identifying connectors and dividers in a community. 
  • Discover basic strategic communication principles on dissemination, purpose, and impact
  • Gain confidence with tools, strategies, and illustrative examples to design and run a participatory media process.

Key Concepts

  • The intersection of citizens’ participation and digital media
  • Case studies showcasing the application of participatory media across different mediums and objectives
  • Participatory video as a powerful tool for facilitating dialogue and reflection
  • Human-centered design approach: how the audience dictates your medium and process
  • Best practices for creating and implementing a successful participatory media process.

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