In May and June, Culture Shots participants participated in the making of a short video about the intercultural project. The group gathered on Bull Island to reflect on their experiences, what they learned from training and from each other, and to explain in their own words what interculturalism is all about.

What is Interculturalism from Near TV on Vimeo.

You can find the full series of Culture Shots on the podcast here.

The Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media project sought to increase integration and intercultural understanding in society at local and community levels.

We wanted to achieve this by:

  • Offering FETAC level 4 accredited training courses in Community Radio alongside a certified training course in Intercultural Media Literacy; further specialised training in digital editing and podcasting were also available
  • Facilitating the creation of four intercultural production teams that produced 13 weeks of intercultural  programming each, for the duration of the project.
  • Encouraging intercultural dialogue at  all organisational levels
  • Providing English language support for any participant who required it

This project was co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and was supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality and Pobal.