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Community development, Youth participation and empowerment, Democracy and participation

Let’s talk to each other!

A project that improves the local community and basic principles of democracy involving young people in west Hungary.


Who is behind this?

Gyöngyi Roznár

Nyugat Media es Vilaghalo Association


Who is joining forces?

Center for Independent Journalism (Független Médiaközpont)


Szombathely Megyei Jogú Város Önkormányzata (Municipality of County-Rank City Szombathely)


Transparency International Hungary OR Hungarian Civil Liberties Union - HCLU (Társaság a Szabadságjogokért TASZ)



Idea pitch

Nyugat Association is to launch a community video and podcast channel to enable people to communicate to each other. For this, we intend to involve and mentor the young people who are interested in these media genres.With our podcast series we are to introduce people, self-organized, autonomous groups and ideas that contribute to a more open and more demorratic society. Our goal to give voice - ethnically, politically, geographically, age, etc.-marginalised groups.It can reach a great audience.

Where will your project idea take place?

Szombathely, Western Hungary

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

The “Let’s talk to each other!” project is based on the assumption that community initiatives have limited impact on the society as activities of civil groups receive little visibility, and people feel isolated and alone with their problems. The possibility of social discussion and acceptance cannot get through the huge media noise that is abundant in intolerance and disinformation. Young people do not have access to proper communication platforms and knowledge to use publicity correctly.Our project would be an inspirative, motivating, social coherence strengthening model, using modern media platforms and reaching a large audience. It addresses and involves civil organizations and citizens.

Who are you doing it for?

We primarily address civil organizations, underprivileged groups and social conscious citizens of the northwest region of Hungary (counties Vas, Zala, Győr-Moson-Sopron).

How do you plan to get there?

1. step: Creating the technical and personal conditions for podcasts.Involvement and mentoring of young people wishing to participate in the project.
2. step: Mapping the community relevant to the project, defining the problems, developing the topics of podcasts.
3. step: An information campaign on our website and social media about the possibility for individuals / groups that have previously been difficult to see and hear to speak out with this new form of communication, increasing the exercise of their democratic rights and fair social dialogue.
4. step: Organizing podcasts, building local communities.
5. step: Implementation. Let’s talk to each other!

What are the expected results?

Create a minimum of 10 podcasts
Have a minimum of 20,000 students for the podcast series
Mentoring at least two young journalists during the project
Let’s talk to each other! project awareness in the region

How does your idea strengthen active citizenship at a local and community level?

Our project focuses on strengthening local publicity. Besides, the civil groups, who take part in the operation of the video and podcast channel automatically get closer to the other social issues raised by Thus, they can get a wider perspective of the modern solutions of self-organizations. Through the Civic Europe network can be informed about good practices abroad and can publicize them to its readers as well.

Why is this idea important to you?

Project team:
Gyöngyi ROZNÁR, editor-in-chief, journalist
Experience: head of independent online newspaper since 2000. She has been in leading positions in every form of local media (print, radio, online) in Western Hungary.
Ákos Balázs NAGY, IT & multimedia expert
Experiences: different editor system’s developer for online newspapers (eg.,,, website building. Role in this project: digital tools manager
Antal JÓZING, editor, journalist
Tamás KISS, content-maker (video, podcast)
Zsófia KISŐRSI, journalist
Ádám VINCZE, online communication and civil expert

The members of the Association are highly committed to the civil groups and community initiatives.

€ 37800,-

Total budget

€ 34000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

Personnel costs (video and podcast maker team - 2 persons - part-time, a technical supervisor - part-time, an editor - part-time, a project coordinator - part-time, during 10 months) 22,211 EUR
Technical support cost (video editor station, mobile podcast studio) 12,077 EUR
Travel costs (to a build network) 2336
Public relations (ads cost, graphic design materials) 1176 EUR

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

We would happily take part in consultancy related to community building. We are also interested in receiving information about assessing community projects.



Idea created on April 26, 2021
Last edit on April 26, 2021

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