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Next 7 of June at 18:00 along the celebration of the European Development Days 2017 in Brussels will take place the workshop “Bridge building towards young responsible citizens in our global village”. This activity aims to share knowledge and good practices on strengthening the resilience of young people, through the production of animated and documentary films.

The laureate filmmaker Jean Charles L’Ami (Belgium) will share his experiences on strengthening resilience of young people to help them to recover from shocks caused by natural disasters and conflict situations.

The content of the workshop is based upon L’Ami’s experience in developing countries like Burundi, Cuba and Venezuela.

Special emphasis will be placed on Venezuela’s 1999 flood case, which shows how young victims can become key players for the prevention of natural disasters by sharing dynamic testimonials through storytelling-videos produced by themselves.

The work done in Venezuela served to share experiences of young survivors to natural disasters and as a base to create a visibility and awareness-raising campaign to disseminate messages for preventing, mitigating, responding, and recovering from natural hazards. In this case, youngsters’ transparent perspective had a multiplier effect when it was time to communicate disaster risks related contents.

The images used and recorded during the workshop served to produce storytelling-videos, which were disseminated widely through different dissemination platforms, regional media, partner’s media and social networks, generating an impact over the target audiences.

The participatory approach of the methodology developed by Jean Charles L’Ami in the last years also brings international cooperation and development issues closer to citizens, while at the same time promotes young communities active learning, critical thinking, motivation, participation and team spirit, which is specially needed to face natural hazards or conflict situations.

This activity is organized in the frame of the EDD 2017, in collaboration with Kidscam, a mobile animation studio that allows children and teens to produce animated films; and Communication Package, a communication agency with a large experience in communicating international cooperation and development, both companies based in Belgium.

Video presentation of the session




Jean Charles L’Ami, Film Director / Lulo Motion

Jean-Charles L’ami creates films that involve children and young people by working with them through collective animation workshops and as such building bridges towards young responsible citizens. Since 2003, in Venezuela, in the Andean Region and in Africa, L’Ami worked with more than 8.000 young participants. Jean-Charles brings to the partnership a tremendous skill and experience in taking real life situations and turning them into compelling narratives that are effective.


Joris Van Dael, Founder – Creative Director / Kidscam

Born on October 21 1956 in Antwerp – Belgium, Joris started his artistic career as a music trainer for children, after a one year training by the organisation “Les Jeunesses Musicales de Liège (Belgium). After different experiences in the socio-cultural world, he went back to school and graduated as an actor at the Royal Music conservatory in Liège in 1984.
After developing an acting and directing career for theatre and television, Joris founded the “KIDSCAM animation studio for children and youngsters” in 2003.


Patricia Rodríguez, Communication expert / Communication Package

Patricia Rodríguez Fortún is a Communication and Development Cooperation Project Manager specialist, with over 15 years’ experience in European projects and funded initiatives, the development of communication campaigns and events, the achievement of public and private funds, the administration of non-profit associations and the management of projects for social promotion.
Since May 2016, Patricia has been performing the role of Key Expert in Communications for DEVCO Units C2 and C6 Environment and Climate Change Mainstreaming Facility, as well as Senior Communication Expert for DEVCO Unit C4 (Private Framework Development, Trade, Regional Integration) for the production of visual/communication materials

More information

Day: 7th of June 2017
Time: 18:00
Venue: Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 86C – 1000 Bruxelles
E-mail: info@communicationpackage.com
Phone number: +32 (2) 880 3734


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Nowadays, the role of the Community Manager has evolved into something more than simply updating posts and commenting on Twitter and Facebook. Rather acting as an ambassador of the brand, the Community Manager has become a key player inside companies wishing to be seen and heard on the Web. Among the most common tasks and activities inside Community Management, we find:

  • Content creation: Write blog posts, articles, newsletters, communications materials, and material for social media channels.
  • Key skills you should have: Impeccable writing skills – experience with writing helps since you’ll be creating a lot of content for your company. Don’t forget to double-check your grammar and spelling before you post!
  • Social media marketing: Creating, managing and growing the company’s presence through blogs, and social networks.
  • Key skills you should have: Social media experience – Experience with social media tools is helpful, ideally someone who can manage Twitter profiles and Facebook pages.
  • Events & event planning: Attending industry events in your city (often outside of 9-5 hours) and planning events for your community.
  • Key skills you should have: Outgoing personality – you will be required to attend and organize networking events and be comfortable introducing yourself to strangers, as well as providing live feed to your audience via Twitter. Meetup and Eventbrite are great tools to get started!
  • Customer relations: Often responsible for customer support – answering questions however they come in (E-mail, Social Networks) and managing any online feedback forums.
  • Key skills you should have: Ability to multitask – It’s especially important for a Community Manager since they manage many different areas of the business with different departments.
  • Marketing strategy: The Community Manager takes part in the strategic marketing/communications plans to provide direction for the company’s public-facing communications.
  • Key skills you should have: Marketing skills or Corporate Communications experience. Make sure you’re comfortable making strategic decisions.
  • E-Reputation management: It involves measuring what is said about the company online, carrying out a “Sentiment” analysis from customer’s feedback, and addressing contents which may be damaging to the company’s brand image.
  • Key skills you should have: Experience with notification services and Social Media Management platforms with filter options. Check out Google Alerts.
  •  Producing Analytics: Using Google Analytics and other measurement tools to provide reports on metrics, and continually find ways to improve on those metrics.
  • Key skills you should have: Analytical mind – Interpret the data and use it to improve results.
  • Email Marketing: Increasingly, Community Managers are asked to handle mass Email communication through Newsletters.
  • Key skills you should have: Basic knowledge of mass Emailing solutions like Mailchimp, as well as some HTML & CSS skills.

All of these tasks will be covered in depth during the course. We will also learn about all the tools a Community Manager needs, how to set them up for an enhanced productivity, and the way to combine them to establish a smooth communication with our target audience. All of this and more in our course, so get ready and see you soon!



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Communication Package is launching a new workshop on Social Media Management for European Projects and Businesses. The workshop is divided in two sessions to be held on 3 and 4 March 2015, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, in ATRIUM Science 14 building, located at Rue de la Science 14b, 1040 Brussels.

The purpose of this workshop is to enable professionals tasked with branding, public affairs, marketing communications (internal or external), or community engagement to plan, execute, and assess a comprehensive and effective social media campaign for their European agencies, organisations, programmes and projects.

Since social media has become a primary channel to engage, listen to, and communicate with a variety of European stakeholders, Communication Package has decided to offer this practical course in response to a need in the European market: building organisations capacity to shape the public conversation about their products, services, or missions, profit or non-profit-driven.

The mentor of the workshop will be Philippe Schifflers, Web Marketer and Online Community Manager, who has been working with Communication Package and other organisations in helping customers build an online presence by communicating better with their audiences, developing a coherent social media strategy, and implementing communication plans.

Communication Package is an SME based in Brussels that has been supporting organizations in producing innovative, high quality and fully integrated communication and dissemination work packages for European projects. During the last three years, Communication Package has been growing and detecting new opportunities and needs in the European market, being one of these needs the enhancement of capacity-building and continuous learning, particularly in the field of the evolvement of new technologies and multi-channel social media. This year, Communication Package started with a series of courses addressed to customers and potential customers willing to be updated and improve their communication skills.

The Venue: ATRIUM Science building, located at Rue de la Science 14b, 1040 Brussels.


Registration: to registerplease send an e-mail to info@communicationpackage.com and we will send you the booking confirmation

More information: for more information or to speak with a programme advisor, please send an email toinfo@communicationpackage.com or call to +32 (0) 28803734.


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Learn all you need to know to successfully get started in Social Media for Business. During this 2-hour flash course, we will cover the different Social Networks used in the business world, study some successful company cases, and go over the tools and basics you need to start sharing valuable content with your followers.
Place: ATRIUM Science 14, Rue de la Science 14b B-1040
Date: Thursday October 09th, 2014
Time: 10h-12h
Booking contact: info@science14.com
 Important notice:  this is an exclusive and free workshop for ATRIUM Science 14 tenats.



Philippe Schifflers, Community Manager and Coach

As a Web Marketer and Online Community Manager, Philippe has helped customers build an online presence by communicating better with their audiences, developing a coherent social media strategy, and implementing a communication plan. These efforts meant for customers an improved reputation, becoming an authority in their industries, and gaining and retaining new customers. Even though navigating through the Web sphere can be a daunting task, Philippe has helped companies communicate effectively on the web by setting up tailored solutions through a broad range of channels such as Blogs, Newsletters, and Social Networks, and using key tools like metrics, social media platforms, and news feed aggregators, just to mention a few.  He has also advised and trained Community Managers inside companies like Hablando de EmpleoInstituto de Finanzas y Empresas, and Marathon Running Tips, with additional projects currently being developed. His collaboration inside Communication Package helped in the development and fine tuning of important Websites and Platforms such as Hepcom, as well as other ongoing projects.

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