The European Union delegation in Moscow has a programme to promote stronger cultural ties between Russia and the European Union. As part of that programme they have agreed to support a journalism programme that brings together young Russian journalists with other journalists from different parts of Europe in a series of activities and events.
The Dublin Summer school programme falls under this programme as an initiative to provide Russian and EU journalists with an opportunity to network, to learn and to practice their journalism on key issues pertinent to the EU.
The objectives of the course are:
The programme will be designed to provide a series of visits, talks and debates with leading experts in the fields of politics, journalism, the EU, and Irish / Russian relations. Each morning will brief the students on the topics they will be addressing and the people they will be meeting and to help plan the stories and angles they will produce and report on. Sufficient time will be provided for them to finalise their news productions at the end of each day. Each morning the journalists will be paired off with a colleague from a different country to work in teams and joint production. They will have opportunities to both report on the day’s themes and also to develop personal reporting projects that they want to achieve over the course of the week. To do this a Dublin based journalism tutor should be engaged to guide them through the reporting objectives and tasks of the week and assist them in their research, interviews etc…
While the summer school will produce considerable journalistic output in Russia and in the other countries from which journalists are selected, over the long term it will develop and cement relations between journalists across borders to be able to co-operate closer on future reporting projects. It will inform journalists of the nature of the European Union, expose them to debates on the current EU politics and its future and provide them with sources and experts who they can approach in future when reporting EU stories.
Key themes proposed include:
Young European journalists (under 30 years old) interested are invited to send their C-V to the Vice-President of the EFJ (travel and accommodation will be covered by the EU): Nadezda Azhgikhina, nazhgikhina (at) gmail (dot) com. Deadline for applications: 19th June, 2017.