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UNICA 2011

One young film maker will be sponsored by UNICA, the national Federation and the organizer, under the condition that (s)he has his/her film in the national selection.

The distribution of costs:

Jeunesse visitors at UNICA 2011

NLD Joren Molter TICK TACK
Elsie Vegter TICK TACK
Thijs Tervoort
Patrick Brouwers


Through a grant from the European Commission, the Luxembourg Organization Committee created the possibility to invite from a large number of European countries four youth members -almost free of charge- to participate in the program "Youth in Action".

In addition to visiting the festival there will be organized workshops and other activities especially for them.

Participating countries

As far as now known there will be delegated four youth members from each of the following European countries:

The Netherlands
The Czech Republic

And as a special guest one participant from Rwanda and one from Armenia.

Youth Coach

A youth coach will be appointed by each of the participating countries as acting guide for youth members from his or her country.

If during the "Youth in Action" programme a problem might arise, which cannot be solved on the spot by the youth members themselves or by the staff, then the youth coach may be contacted.

Stay in Luxembourg

The youth programme will take place in and around the "Centre de Jeunesse" in Eisenborn, a (very) small village about 15 km northeast of Luxembourg-City.

The "Centre" is a building of the Service National de la Jeunesse especially adapted to host groups of youth and that is widely used for youth exchange programmes and (film)-workshops.

A professional staff is present, which (along with some youth leaders) will run the programme.

During "Youth in Action" the Centre will entirely be at the disposal of the UNICA-youth participants.


Thanks to the subsidy from the European Commission, the costs for the youth participants are very limited:

  • The stay in the Centre de Jeunesse, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, participation in the full programme and occasional transport to Luxembourg-City is free of charge.
  • The trip from the home-country to Luxembourg will be reimbursed for 70%.
  • Regardless of whether by car or train travel, the Organization will refund 70% of a 2nd-class train ticket.
  • If the participants want to use something extra on one of the many terraces of Luxembourg or during the boat trip on the Moselle, the costs will be of course for their own account.


Saturday, August 20:

16:00: Arrival of the groups of participants at the Centre de Jeunesse in Eisenborn.
17:00: Official welcome and introduction of UNICA by the President and some members of the UNICA Committee.
18.00: Opening ceremony of the 73rd UNICA-festival in Luxembourg-City.
20:00: Opening banquet.

Sunday, August 21:

"Get to know each other"
Introductory meeting and team-building among the participants from the various countries and the staff.
Intercultural programme.
Introduction of the equipment present (cameras, lighting, editing equipment).
Discussion on the possibilities of the theme of the workshops: "VOLUNTEERING"
Building the film teams of mixed nationality (official language is English, one team will speak French)

Monday, August 22:

Workshop programme
    Writing a script by Filippo Lubiato
    Camera 1/ Camera 2
    Introduction to Editing (Videocut Eisenborn)
20.00: Schueberfouer: Fun Fair in Luxembourg: City

Tuesday, August 23:

Visiting the UNICA Film Festival 2011
Several national programmes in the "Théâtre des Capucins" in Luxembourg-City

Wednesday, August 24:

Working on movie clips in multicultural teams

Thursday, August 25:

Morning: working on movie clips in multicultural teams.
Lunch in Mondorf-les-Bains
Afternoon: boat trip on the Moselle

Friday, August 26:

Working on movie clips in multicultural teams.
20:00: World Minute Movie Cup in the "Théâtre des Capucins" Luxembourg-City
Farewell Party

Saturday, August 27:

"Final rush"
10:00: Showing the results so far and discussion with the whole group.
Final adjustments
19:30: Final banquet in Luxembourg-City
During the banquet, the results of the "Youth in Action"-programme will be screened

Sunday, August 28:

14:00 Goodbye and travelling home