logomediaYCBS is happy to announce that we will contribute to preparation and conduction of the project “Media applicability in Kindergarten” taking place in Berlin.The course titled “Teachers’ Tools and Methods on Digital Media” will take place in Berlin and it will be focused on ways of integrating media approach into school syllabus. The participants will acquire editorial and technical skills applicable for multiple media.




icdpublicSymposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Beyound borders with radio. Lecture by Mila Zaharieva-SchmolkeHow to overcome walls and barriers? I would say, on behalf of the independent educational media such as YCBS, which encourages young people and people in general to tell their story, to be heard, to share their experiences, to make a network by similar thinking people around the world and with radio.

„You‘ ll never walk alone“ -so was called the conference for journalists organised by Netzwerk Recherche. In the NDR Building in Hamburg geather around 600 journalists  from all over Germany to  share their experiences and  discuss actual topics around the world. One of the topics which was hotly debated at the conference was Ukrainian conflict. Invited to participate in the discussion ware Natascha Fiebrig from Ukrainian TV Channel '1+1,' Jörg Eigendorf  from 'Welt' , Uwe Klussman from 'Spiegel' and Katja Gloger  from 'Stern'.

Out in the world with microphone
The International Youth Radio YCBS from Berlin
Summary of the lecture held by Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke at the New Bulgarian University 
YCBS is an educational radio


"Out in the world with microphone" in the Bulgarian journal of science "Akustika"
“It is rare to see young people here in Europe” Mirta Lourenco, chief of the Media Capacity-Building Section at the UNESCO Paris, says. In the countries of Africa, Asia and South America the young people are the majority of their societies. Especially in Africa we can find a well-developed network of community radios with educational profile. Radio is relatively cheap media. Therefore it is used in the developing countries as a main media tool.
YCBS is an educational radio channel about culture, founded in Berlin in December 2011 by Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke. It connects young people from different countries all around the world. The main radio genre of YCBS is the radio feature. The radio feature is a very artistic radio form that influences the listeners in a very emotional way by means of voices, music, noises and sound effects. The production of radio feature is very expensive therefore they are broadcasts mainly by public radio stations. However, the team of YCBS considers it as very valuable and as a result radio fe

Radio partner of YCBS in Europa are the European Radio Channel Euradio Nantes in France but also the radio station radio B-UE in Padua and the Bulgarian National Radio in Sofia. YCBS plans also to develop its radio network with new partners in the Balkan region.atures are very vital part of the platform.
The International Youth Radio YCBS initiates radio projects in different countries.
Examples of our radio projects:
“My neighbor and me”. The story about divided cities in two border regions in the towns of Petite Rosselle/Großrosseln, Görlitz/Zgorzelec. Partners and participants of the project are 80 pupils from these towns and their teachers. The project target is to research the story of the home city and home town, to make interviews with neighbors, friends and relatives. The project motivates the pupils to practice the language of the others. It was conducted under the patronage of the German UNESCO-Commission.
Another project is called “Mother language-multilingualism”. This project was attended by radio stations and school partners from seven countries. More than 13 languages can be heard in that radio program. The radio program includes poems, sayings and interviews in Mandarin, Ladino, Hebrew, Zaza, Ukrainian, Czech, German, Sorbian, Bulgarian, Turkish and English.
The project has the aim to show the diversity of the melodies of languages. Every language is a cultural treasure, which has to be protected.
The radio programs are produced by youth for young listeners under support of professionals. On behalf of the radio work they learn to combine technical and media skills with knowledge in the field of culture and international communication.
Résumé de la conférence tenue le 5 avril 2013 par Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke à la Nouvelle Université Bulgare
“On voit rarement des jeunes ici en Europe” selon Mirta Lourenço, Chef de la Section du Renforcement des Médias de l’UNESCO à Paris
YCBS is an educational radio

Dans les pays d’Afrique, d’Asie et d’Amérique du Sud, les jeunes constituent la majorité de la société. En Afrique principalement, on voit un réseau bien développé de radios communautaires à orientation pédagogique. La radio est un media relativement peu coûteux. C’est pourquoi elle est utilisée comme principal outil médiatique dans les pays en voie de développement.
YCBS est une station radio éducative sur la culture, fondée à Berlin en décembre 2011 par Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke. Elle met en contact des jeunes de différents pays du monde entier. Le genre principal de la radio est le radio feature. Le radio feature est une forme trés artistique de radio qui influence les auditeurs de manière trés émotionnelle par l’intermédiaire des voix, de la musique, des bruits et d’effets sonores. La production de ce genre de radio est trés coûteuse, c’est pourquoi ces programmes sont principalement diffusés par des stations radio publiques. L’équipe de YCBS considère néanmoins ce genre de radio comme très précieux et lui consacre, à ce titre, une part vitale de la plateforme.
Les radios partenaires de YCBS en Europe sont la chaîne de radio européenne Eur@dioNantes, en France mais également la station radio Radio B-EU, à Padoue et la Bulgarian National Radio à Sofia. YCBS prévoit également d’étendre son réseau radio à de nouveaux partenaires dans la région des Balkans.
La radio internationale de la jeunesse YCBS lance des projets radio dans différents pays. La préparation et la mise en place d’un projet de radio nécessitent quelques phases de travail telles que le choix des participants et des partenaires, la sélection de la région géographique où le projet prendra forme.
Le projet doit être précédé de plusieurs étapes, en ce compris l’enseignement de la radio, la recherche d’un sujet, les interviews, l’écriture du texte de l’animateur, la composition du radio feature et, dernière mais pas des moindres, la production en studio.
Quelques exemples de projets radio:
“My neighbor and me” (“Mon voisinage et moi”). L’histoire de villes séparées dans deux régions frontalières : Petite Rosselle/Großrosseln et Görlitz/Zgorzelec. Les partenaires et participants du projet étaient constitués de 80 élèves de ces 4 villes et leurs professeurs. Le but de ce projet était la recherche de l’histoire de ces villes et la réalisation d’interviews du voisinage, d’amis et de proches. Le projet a encouragé les élèves à utiliser la langue de l’autre. Il a été mené avec le soutien de la Commission allemande de l’UNESCO.
Un autre projet, appelé “Mother language – Multilingualism”, a été mis en oeuvre par des stations radio et des écoles participantes  de 7 pays. Plus de 13 langues peuvent être entendues sur ce programme radio, qui inclut poèmes, déclarations et interviews, notamment en mandarin, ladino, hébreu, zazaki, ukrainien, tchèque, allemand, sorabe, bulgare, turc, anglais.
Le projet a pour but de montrer la diversité des mélodies des langues. Chaque langue est un trésor culturel qui se doit d’être protégé. 
Les programmes radio-diffusés sont produits par des jeunes et pour des jeunes auditeurs, sous la supervision de professionnels. 
Au nom du travail radiophonique, ils apprennent à allier compétences techniques et médiatiques et connaissances dans le domaine de la culture et de la communication internationale. 
Organized by the department "Music" at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia and by Prof. Simo Lazarov
Moderated by Milan Pol and Melissa Lemaire
Music by Prof. Simo Lazarov
Sound design of radio features and internet radio
Summary of the lecture held by Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke at the New Bulgarian University 
Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke is the leader and founder of the Youth Connected By Sounds Radio (YCBS) - created for youth and by youth in Berlin. 
Prof. Simo Lazarov and Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke
Sound design

Sound design



The advertisement of the important German Radio Station Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (rbb) is:  
„Kommt ins Ohr-bleibt im Kopf! “, „Caught by ears-stays in the head!“ It points out how important for the human perception listening is, regarding the fact that many people prefer listening than reading in many aspects. The popularity of the music in current societies and the tendency to fulfill the music wishes of the listeners contribute significantly to the importance of the radio.
In other words radio has a potential to be a medium for mass communication and therefore its importance for the current world must not be underestimated.
The radio feature is a very important radio genre that has artistic and intellectual traits. The production of radio feature is very expensive therefore they are broadcast mainly by public radio stations. However, the team of YCBS considers it as very valuable and as a result radio features are very vital part of the platform.
The radio feature 
The radio feature is a radio form that influences the listeners in a very emotional way by means of a variety of voices, music, sound effects and noises.  
Example of radio feature:
The Bulgarian Pomaks
An Idiosyncratic Minority
by Mila Zaharieva-Schmoke
Noises from the DAT player
Author: "What do you consider yourself?"
Noses produced by the DAT player:
Original recording - Aidan 1:
Author: "How would you define your identity?" 
Aidan (man): "I am a Muslim living in the Republic of Bulgaria."
(Woman and man): "We are Mohammedan Bulgarians, or Bulgarian Mohammedans."
Original recording - Imam 1 (man):
"I think the majority of people here think of themselves as of Turks who practice Islam."
Original recording - Schanol 1 ( man):
"Bulgaria is located at a crossroads. How should I think of myself? Should I feel like a Slav? Or a Protobulgarian? We live in Bulgaria. We are all Bulgarians here."
The music replicated by DAT player approaches the receiver gradually. 
Music: "Rodopsko staro Choro" (instrumental).
The Bulgarian Pomaks
An Idiosyncratic Minority
by Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke
Internet radio
Nowadays, we can observe how a new sort of radio internet projects appears. The projects are not financed by state or taxes, yet their funding relies on advertising. The internet radio does not obey any rules as the public radio stations in Germany (for example rbb) or in Bulgaria (for example the Bulgarian National Radio). Therefore the online broadcasters made popular music to their policy of advertising and they provide the listeners mostly with the music programs as a result. 
Sound design of radio features and internet radio
Resumo da palestra realizada por Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke no New Bulgarian University no dia 7 de janeiro de 2013.
Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke é a líder e fundadora da "Jovens Conectados por sons  (YCBS)" que foi criado para jovens e por jovens em Berlin.
Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke é a líder e fundadora da Rádio "Jovens conectados pelos sons" (YCBS - Youth Connected by Sounds) que é criada e direcionada para jovens em Berlin.
O anúncio da importante estação de rádio alemã Berlin Brandenburg (RBB) é:
"Caught by ears-stays in the head!", ou seja, que o que ouvimos, fica em nossas mentes, considerando que existem aquelas pessoas que preferem ouvir do que ler. 

A importancia da rádio para o mundo atual nao deve ser subestimada, porque também é um meio de comunicação de massa. Hoje em dia, através de musicas, podem-se atrair cada vez mais ouvintes.
A "radio feature" é um genero importante que possui caracteristicas artisticas e intelectuais. Como  a transmissao em rádios grandes é cara, sao feitas  por estações de rádio públicas. Mas, que mesmo assim, nao deixa de ter sua importancia.
A "Rádio Feature":
Afinal, o que é a rádio "feature"? 
Ela se difere  pois sao histórias e situacoes reais narradas por quem vivenciou o momento. O interessante, é que ela faz com que o ouvinte participe  com a sensacao de que ele está perto do fato, porque ela também transmite diferentes vozes, musica, efeitos sonoros e barulhos.  
A arte moderna comeca com barulho:
Luigi Rusolo, um compositor futurista italiano, escreveu em 1913 sua obra, "A Arte do barulho", em que ele descreve os sons do meio urbano. Ele explora o universo dos ruidos industriais e os transforma em musica. Com isso, ele pretendia organizar uma orquestra que imitasse os barulhos da vida. 
Os sons eram combinacoes unicas. Ruidos como batendo em metais, madeiras, pedras, ceramicas, ou até mesmo vozes de animais e pessoas, gritos, e tudo que pudesse remeter a um barulho do cotidiano.
Um exemplo de Radio Feature é: 
Uma minoria mulcumana idiossincratica na Bulgaria: Os "Pomaken"
Eles vivem na fronteira com a Grecia, nas montanhas Pirin e Rhodope. 
Internet Radio
O projeto de radio na internet nao é financiado pelo Estado e impostos, mas pela publicidade. Também nao obedece a todas as regras, como as estações de rádio públicas na Alemanha  ou a rádio nacional da  Bulgária. Por isso, que nessas rádios existem mais musicas do que programas informativos, atraindo cada vez mais ouvintes. 
Na Alemanha, as rádios sao obrigadas a transmitir informacoes sobre musica, economia, cultura, politica e esporte. A rádio virtual funciona na base do entretenimento, usando também imagens e video clips.
Em alguns países, como na Alemanha, Franca, Países Baixos, Africa Ocidental e Estados Unidos, algumas rádios online sao voltadas para a área da educacao. Elas dao a oportunidade para jovens para criarem seus próprios programas de rádio, e muitos deles sao livres de propaganda. Um exemplo desse tipo de rádio na Alemanha e Franca, é a YCBS (Jovens Conectados por Sonos), original de Berlin e a Euradio de Nantes, da Franca.
Os jovens sao coordenados por profissionais mas podem decidir o conteudo e genero. Os ouvintes podem comentar os temas e também dar opinioes. 
Organized by the department "Music" at the New Bulgarian Univeristy in Sofia and Prof. Simo Lazarov, composer
Moderated by Joanna Czarnecka, Amanda Ferreira and Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke
Introduction of the international youth radio YCBS in the radio show Graffiti in the Air at the Bulgarian National Radio
Svetla Ditscheva is the broadcaster of Graffiti in the Air for youth at the National Bulgarian Radio, a radio show which belongs to the radio program “Horizont”. 
Svetla´s radio show is very popular in Bulgaria with young listeners. Every Thursday she invites young people and experts in the fields of culture, music and arts to her studio and discusses with them about new projects and topics which are interesting for youth. Her guests are from Bulgaria and from abroad. In one of her radio shows she represented YCBS – our international youth radio station.
Listen to the interview
YCBS in Bulgarian radio show
Voice-over Hannah Sobocinski

The Nantes Academy has one of the highest numbers of participants in the Brigitte Sauzay program with around 200 students involved in it. They are paired up with students from Germany, and then go and live in a German family and the process is reversed with the German participant going to France. The value of such an exchange is ten-fold, not only from a linguistic perspective but also from a cultural perspective, and not only for the students themselves, but also for the parents, who often meet each other.  Euradio Nantes interviewed two girls who were participating in the program and had been paired together.

Listen to the radio show produced by Euradio Nantes

Moderation by Hannah Sobocinski

Voice-over: Hannah Sobocinski

Student exchange program

Digital Backyards: What are European alternatives to Google and facebook? 


International conference brought together European innovators from all over the continent to discuss the already existing alternatives to the monopolies and to discuss further concepts which could increase Europe’s place in the vast digital world that has now come to dominate modern day life. YCBS as a media partner of Digital Backyards took part in the conference organized by Berliner Gazette in Berlin.

Digital world

The “Digital Backyards” present in Europe today were thus brought forward during the international conference, but the question of whether they will actually be able to overthrow the
current monopolies remains to be seen…indeed, the conference itself used Facebook as a social platform for sharing information and photos. This may seem somewhat ironic, but it also demonstrates the reality of the digital world and the overreaching power of institutions such as Facebook and Google.
Interviews and moderation by Hannah Sobocinski and Joanna Czarnecka
Cate Chambers from Euradio Nantes meets: Theatre practitioner Susan Harloe
The international theatre director and actor Susan Harloe is one of the co-founding Artistic Directors of San Francisco's Word for Word Theatre Company. 
For over 17 years, Susan has brought this company on tour to France - during which time she moved on a more permanent basis to Paris, where she now teaches drama. 
Cate Chambers caught up with Susan during a break in rehearsals for Word for Word's recent performance in Nantes ('Sorry Fugu' by T.C. Boyle), both to find out more about the company's work, and about Susan's accomplished career in the arts.
Listen to the interview!
Theatre practicioner Susan Harloe


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