We are looking for 5 participants living in Berlin or in other parts of Germany to join an international youth exchange in Spain from 18-26 October 2021!

What is the project about?

How are we represented? The aim of “To be or not TV” is to promote critical thinking around the representation of women and the LGTBIQ+ collective in the media. Both the more traditional ones (TV and cinema) and their contemporary variables (social networks). More specifically, the goal is to reflect on their scarce and stereotyped representation in these media and to empower young people to subvert this trend.

Let’s break the internet! Participants in the project will generate their own, inclusive and equal content. This will be done through the remake of film scenes, television commercials, viral photographs of Instagramers and other stereotyped practices on the web using humour as a tool, which will highlight through irony and sarcasm the dangers of reproducing such content.

This project is international. In this youth exchange close to Burgos (Spain), young people between 18 and 30 living in Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Serbia and Romania will come together. We are organizing this project together with the Spanish organisation Asociación Brújula.


Of course, the pandemic will not be over by October. Ideally, you are fully vaccinated by the time of the youth exchange. If this is not possible for you, you will most likely need to do a COVID test to enter Spain. Testing costs, if there are any, will be reimbursed.


The project will take place close to the city of Burgos in Spain.

Who can apply?

Anyone who identifies as queer or a queer ally, who is between 18 and 30 years old, and who lives in Germany. We explicitly encourage participants of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, educational backgrounds, races and ethnic backgrounds to apply. No experience or special skills are needed.


The youth exchange will take place in English. If you don’t feel so secure in your English, our group leader will support you.


All your costs are covered. This includes your travels from Germany to Spain and back (for up to 275 EUR), accommodation and food. This project is funded by the European Commission through the program Erasmus+.


Feel free to write an email to Thomas at thomas@cqs.berlin


Application closed!