During the first consortium meeting held on April 2 at RTP in Lisbon, the New Neighbours project partners CMFE, MDI, COSPE and COMMIT had the chance to meet the production teams of all 9 EBU members involved in the project. Initial ideas and proposals for the new episodes of the New Neighbours films were presented – we look forward to the next updates!
In February and March more than 100 representatives from community media, CSOs and migrant groups were invited by Public Service Media across Europe to discuss ideas for the forthcoming New Neighbours documentary series. The nine EBU members producing the third series of the New Neighbours films discussed themes and possible stories for the new episodes and collected feedback from migration activists in each country. Whilst some PSM already have a good network of contacts with local NGOs and associations, for others the meeting was a first step in cooperating with organisations and research centres working on migration issues. The meetings took place at HRT (Zagreb), DW (Berlin), Czech TV (Prague), NTR (Hilversum), RAI (Rome), RTVSLO (Ljubljana), RTBF (Brussels), RTVE (Barcelona) and RTP (Lisbon).
In all meetings the challenge of achieving human rights in the migration field was a central theme. Through rich and intense discussions various proposals and ideas were brainstormed, with the aim of finding real stories that can represent the complexity and richness of migration in each country.