European Federation of Journalists

Past projects

Past experiences in project management include the following projects :


Reaching out to Atypical Workers

The European Federation of Journalists together with International Federation of Actors (FIA), the International Federation of Musicians and UNI-MEI launched a two-year joint project (2015 & 2016) aiming to promote the rights of atypical workers in the sector and improve the capacity of trade union in servicing these members. This project, which is funded by the European Commission, is intended to create a vital space for the project partners to engage with the challenges of atypical workers in our sector. Across the EU’s audiovisual and live performance sectors, “atypical workers” are an increasing reality. Production and project-based working, as well…

Confronting Austerity in Journalism

The economic crisis is severely affecting journalists and media workers, in particular in Southern Europe, where austerity measures also affect the media, in particular public broadcasting and local media. Often, media owners are cutting jobs, reducing salaries and benefits and no longer guarantee decent working conditions for journalists. A recent survey by the EFJ has shown that the number of unemployed journalists is dramatically increasing, media are closing down which also has a devastating impact on the work of freelance journalists. With the financial support of the European Commission, the EFJ held a two-day seminar (20 & 21 March 2014,…