EFJ Annual Meeting 2015



The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) will hold the 2015 Annual Meeting in Budva, Montenegro on 1 - 2 June 2015. The meeting will be hosted by the EFJ affiliate, Trade Union Media of Montenegro (TUMM).

This year’s Annual Meeting will focus on the theme “Strengthen labour rights for Journalists: empower unions as agents for change. A side event on Russian-Ukrainian dialogue will be organised on Monday evening.


The meeting is open for EFJ members only (and observers). You were required to submit your registration online before 13 April 2015 (registration closed) in order to confirm your participation. Should you have any problem with registration, please contact us at efj@ifj.org.


Monday, 1st June 2015

9.30 - 18.00 EFJ steering Committee Meeting
19.00 - 21.00 Ukraine-Russia Dialogue

Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

8.30-8.45 Registration for EFJ Annual Meeting 2015
9.00 Opening and Welcome Speeches
End of meeting 18.30 followed by a dinner

Draft Agenda

Practical information

Annual Meeting Motions

Motions on the activities of the EFJ must be submitted to the Steering Committee at least one month before the AM. Motions should be sent to efj@ifj.org before 2 May 2015 . Members will receive all tabled motions by 25 May at the latest.

Meeting Location
All meetings and events will take place in Maestral Resort, Pržno, 85315 Sveti Stefan, Montenegro, t +382 33 410 109, hotel@maestral.info, website www.maestral.info

Tivat airport is located 26 kilometers from the hotel. Podgorica airport is located 60 km from the hotel (the trip lasts over an hour). We recommend you to check the rates on www.jetcost.com and to buy refundable tickets. For your information, direct flights from Brussels to Podgorica and return on the AM dates are available now at the price of 270 euros (Adria via Belgrade or Alitalia via Roma-Fiumicino).

Estimated cost for two days (flights not included): about 180 EUR (hotel: 85,60 EUR per night including breakfast and lunch).

The citizens of all European countries may enter, pass through and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days with a valid passport without a visa. Also, they may enter and stay in Montenegro for up to 30 days with an ID card. For more information, visit the Montenegro Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Hosting union


Ricardo Gutierrez ricardo.gutierrez@ifj.org Tel.: +32 2 235 2 329