Crisis that emerged due to the coronavirus outbreak is a stressful and challenging time for the whole societies, and especially for youth.
Having in mind the changed social situation and the measures of social distancing, Centre E8 decided to make everybody feel less isolated and offer educative and interesting content. That’s how podcast Youth was created – to educate, help, and encourage its listeners to behave responsibly and remain optimistic and well.
Podcast Youth should be one of the useful tools for coping with the crisis. We have decided to show that we are always here for our supporters, partners, associates and friends, no matter how difficult the circumstances are. That’s how the podcast Youth is created – in mutual effort to overcome the crisis and come out from it armed with new knowledge, information and perspective. The podcast was launched on 2nd of April, and so far, we have released eight episodes, recorded with young people who keep contributing to the society and community through various forms of art, journalism, activism and youth work. All the episodes can be played on the Mixcloud and on the official site of Center E8.
The podcast Youth should offer educational, useful and fun content to its audience and become a safe place for everyone involved in the process. By talking to people who share the values of organization, podcast authors and hosts, Jana Šarić and Tamara Urošević are giving the fresh perspective on problems and challenges young people face in regular and extraordinary circumstances. The podcast focuses on mental health and emotional wellbeing, the issues of violence and its prevention, the oppressive structures such as racism, extremism and sexism, and the alternative, healthier ways of coping with social and personal crisis. The podcast airs twice a week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays, at five o’clock in the afternoon.
The activity is implemented by Center E8 within the framework of the Young Men Initiative II – The Men and Boys as Partners in Promoting Gender Equality and prevention of Youth Extremism and Violence in the Balkans project, supported by CARE International Balkans, Austrian Development Cooperation and Oak Foundation