COPEAM keeps supporting the PLURAL+ Video Festival, organized by UNAOC and IOM in cooperation with a wide number of international partners. The main goal of this worldwide competition is to give voice to young video-makers wishing to express their experiences and thoughts on migration, diversity and social inclusion.
For the 2018 edition, over 371 videos from 72 different countries have competed in the three age categories (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). COPEAM has awarded its special prize to “Young Minds - Talk Solutions” by Edenamiuki Aiguobasinmwin (UK) with the following motivation:
“Art - and artistic expressions in general - is the best way to feel “equal” and “included”, to overcome prejudices on diversities when these are seen as obstacles to mutual knowledge and dialogue. The power of images can strongly convey the importance of all diversities, showing them as enriching components in our changing societies.”
The winner will be invited to present his winning work during the 26th annual Conference of COPEAM that will take place in Split, Croatia, from 4 to 6 April 2019 and gather hundreds of representatives of the media sector from the whole Mediterranean region.