youth2005Paris, France
April 19th – 24th 2005

CIRCOM Regional held its first ever Youth Programme makers seminar in Paris. Delegates from 9 countries attended to exchange views and ideas about youth programmes in their stations. Karol Cioma of the Thomson Foundation and Johanna Wallins of SVT, Vaxjo, Sweden organised and ran the course for the delegates from Croatia, Cyprus, France, Hungary,Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.

The seminar was supported by France 3 and held at the premises of France 3 Formation's training centre near the Eiffel Tower. Monsieur Remy Pflimlin, Director General of France 3 and CIRCOM Regional National Co-ordinator Jean-Marie Belin welcomed the delegates and opened the seminar. France 3 also provided guest speakers and experts who illustrated the out-put and strategy for youth programming in the channel.

The seminar was partly funded by the Council of Europe Department of Youth and Sport and their representative Michael Ingledow was in attendance.

The delegates had an opportunity to exchange views and ideas about youth programmes. Each of them also had the opportunity to showcase their own productions for critical analysis. All agreed that the seminar had been very useful to them and they all hoped that the future would bring co-productions and exchanges within the youth programmes genre. There was also a real desire to see the seminar become an annual event and that their work may soon be show-cased through a Prix CIRCOM prize for Best European Regional Youth Programme.