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Call for citizen projects EuGreenWeek.

Open call for the presentation of European environmental and citizen science projects for the closing ceremony of #EuGreenWeek. Extended deadline to submit proposals until May 17th.
On the occasion of the closing of the European Green Week for May 25, to be held in Medialab Prado (Madrid), we invite European citizens initiatives that have related projects to present them in Madrid during this day in two modalities: video and public presentation.

Among the projects received, the best 3 will be selected so that they can come and tell them in person during the day. In addition, from 4 to 8 videos will be selected from those received for screening that same day at different times.

The European Green Week (21 - 25 May) will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work (in terms of air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste management and water) . More information can be found at https://www.eugreenweek.eu/.

What is offered?

The projects selected for its public presentation on May 25 during the section called "Unconference" (between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm aprox.) we offer:

  • Medialab Prado and the EC will cover the cost of accommodation and travel for one person per project.
  • 15 minutes of public presentation (with slides support - PDF format -). The presentation will necessarily be done in Spanish or English (there will be simultaneous translation between both languages).
  • This will be included as a part of the streaming of the official #EuGreenWeek, so you will reach a big audience. 
  • 5 minutes to answer questions from the audience.
  • Projects selected will be communicated before the 14th 19 of May 2018.

For the projects selected for video projection:

  • They will be screened at different times of the day to give visibility and promote them.
  • They will be uploaded and publically available through Medialab Prado web page. 
  • Videos selected will be communicated before the 14th 19th of May 2018.

How to participate?

  • The deadline for submission of proposals ends on May 6th 17th at 23: 59h.
  •  Fill out the form below
  •  Attach a 2-minute video where the project is told in a concise and concrete manner. It can be sent to produccion@medialab-prado.es (if it is too heavy, you can use platforms such as https://wetransfer.com/), attach it to the form below or upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and include the link in the form below.  
  • This will be included as a part of the streaming of the official #EuGreenWeek, so you will reach a big audience. 
  • The video should answer the following questions clearly:
    1. What it is about and what objectives it pursues.
    2. Who has participated and for whom it has been carried out.
    3. When was it carried out and if it is still going on how can more people be united?
    4. Finally, explain clearly the real impact that has had in the corresponding fields: in the environment of the city, in the social field and/or in the scientific field.

The idea of ​​the video is to assess the communication capacity of the project and facilitate the selection of it based on its interest and impact.

Video features:

  • 2 minutes duration
  • Aspect ratio 16: 9. Horizontal video recording.
  • Format .mp4
  • Video must be either in Spanish or in English. (We recommend subtitling them in the other language).
  • The videos will have a license inviting to be re-appropriated, reused and redistributed as indicated in point 6 of the Conditions of use of the Medialab-prado.es portal https://www.medialab-prado.es/aviso-legal

If you have a video already prepared, please, send it!! We can be flexible with these features :)

Recommendations for recording:

A professional video is not expected, but it is important to make sure it does have acceptable sound quality and lighting. Some advices:

     1. Try to make the image as stable and static as possible (a tripod helps).
     2. Look for a frame to the waist and leave a little air on the head (two fingers).
     3. Make sure that the sound is as clean as possible (use a tie microphone or make the recording in a quiet place).
     4. Prevent the background from being overlit. This would make the image of the interviewee look dark.
     5. Avoid wearing clothes with stripes or small frames that generate unwanted optical effects.

Contact: produccion@medialab-prado.es

Telephone number: 0034 91 318 46 54

 

Type of call
Projects
Lab
Reception of proposals
Until May 17th, 2018 at 23:59 h.
A maximum number of
1000 proposals