Upcoming seminars

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Press trip to Cameroon

13 May - 18 May 2017, Cameroon (DG ECHO)

The EJC is inviting eight journalists from EU28 media to a five-day pres trip to Cameroon, arriving in Yaounde on 13 May 2017. The trip is organised on behalf of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) department. The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains extremely serious more than three…

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Press trip to Uganda

09 May - 12 May 2017, Uganda (DG DEVCO )

The European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development in cooperation with the European Journalism Centre organises a press visit to Uganda on 9 - 12 May for 12 EU28 journalists. The programme will feature field visits to EU funded projects, such as projects financed through the EU Emergency Trust Fund to improve…

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Press trip to Civil Protection Exercise in Sweden

25 April - 26 April 2017, Sweden (DG ECHO)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), organises a press visit to a Civil Protection Exercise in Sweden on 25-26 April for a group of eight EU28 journalists. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism runs an active and comprehensive training programme offering…

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Press trip to Serbia

24 April - 26 April 2017, Belgrade (DG NEAR 2016)

The European Journalism Centre, on behalf of the Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations department of the European Commission (DG NEAR), will organise a press trip to Serbia on 24-26 April April 2017 for a group of 15 journalists from EU media. It is envisaged, if time allows, that the last programme day should include two visits outside of Belgrade:…

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Press trip to Colombia

04 April - 07 April 2017, Bogota (DG DEVCO )

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, invites 12 EU28 journalists on a three-day press visit to explore development cooperation between the EU and Colombia. The press trip will coincide with the visit of the EU Special Envoy for the Peace Process,…

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Press trip to former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

03 April - 05 April 2017, Skopje (DG NEAR )

The European Journalism Centre, on behalf of the Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations department of the European Commission (DG NEAR), will organise a press trip to former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 3 -5 April 2017 for a group of 15 journalists from EU media. This study visit seeks primarily to give the participants a good insight into…

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Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany - accepting applications by 29 March!

30 March - 30 March 2017, online (GP1611 Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany)

The European Journalism Centre is accepting applications for the Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany! Over the coming 18 months, we will award 16 stipends to freelance journalists, each worth €10,000 (plus additional cost reimbursement opportunities). Eligible for stipends are professional freelance journalists competent on topics…

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Press trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 March - 17 March 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (DG NEAR )

The European Journalism Centre, on behalf of the Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations department of the European Commission (DG NEAR), will organise a press trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina for a group of 10 journalists from EU media from 15 to 17 March 2017. In order to promote a better understanding of the enlargement process, this study visit…

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Press trip to Chad

05 March - 08 March 2017, N'Djamena / Chad (DG DEVCO )

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, invites 12 EU28 journalists on a three-day press visit to explore development cooperation between the EU and Chad. Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world. It ranks 185 out of 188 countries on the…

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Press trip to Albania

27 February - 01 March 2017, Albania (DG NEAR )

The European Journalism Centre, on behalf of the Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations department of the European Commission (DG NEAR), will organise a press trip to Tirana, Albania on 27 February -1 March 2017 for a group of 15 journalists from EU media. As a step forward in the EU integration, Albania was granted EU candidate status in June…

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Call for applications for innovative development storytelling grants - Gender Equality

16 February - 16 February 2017, online (Gates Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme)

The European Journalism Centre is accepting applications for innovative development reporting projects focusing on the topic of gender equality. Journalists and relevant media outlets that target audiences in one or more of the following European countries are eligible to apply: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Journalists,…

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Press visit to Turkey

15 February - 17 February 2017, Turkey (DG ECHO)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), organises a press visit to Turkey on 15-17 February for a group of 8 EU28 journalists. Split between Istanbul and ?anl?urfa, the programme will feature EU-funded humanitarian aid projects, some of them being part…

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Press visit to Lebanon

08 February - 10 February 2017, Lebanon (DG ECHO)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), organises a press visit to Lebanon on 8-10 February for a group of 8 EU28 journalists. Split between Beirut and other locations bordering with Syria, the programme will feature a wide range of EU-funded humanitarian…

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Press visit to projects for Syrian refugees in Jordan

18 January - 20 January 2017, Jordan (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the European Journalism Centre (EJC) is organising a 3-day press visit for 8 EU journalists to Jordan from 18-20 January 2017. Through its European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations' department (ECHO), the European Commission provides…

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Press trip to Jordan

21 November - 22 November 2016, Jordan (DG NEAR 2016)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR) department, the European Journalism Centre is organising a 2-day press visit for 15 EU journalists to Jordan from 21-22 November 2016. The press trip will start in Amman, where the journalists will take part in a briefing with representatives from the EU…

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Covering the European Small and Mid-cap Awards 2016, November 17, Brussels

17 November - 18 November 2016, Brussels (DG GROW)

The 4th edition of the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards will be presented by the EuropeanIssuers, the Federation of the European Securities Exchanges and the European Commission on November 17 at the Albert Hall in Brussels. At the awards ceremony, 12 dynamic companies in four categories will be honoured for their great achievements in successfully…

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Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany accepting applications!

12 October - 12 October 2016, online (GP1611 Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany)

The European Journalism Centre is accepting applications for the Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany! Over the coming 18 months, we will award 16 stipends to freelance journalists, each worth €10,000 (plus additional cost reimbursement opportunities). Eligible for stipends are professional freelance journalists competent on topics…

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Call for applications for innovative development storytelling grants

07 September - 07 September 2016, Maastricht, the Netherlands ([GATES] IDR Grant Programme)

Journalists and media organisations can submit applications for innovative development storytelling grants until the 7th of September 2016 (22:00 CET). The European Journalism Centre is currently running the eighth call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Story ideas can be pitched via the online application…

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Press trip Greece: Visiting projects that support refugees and migrants POSTPONED

13 July - 15 July 2016, Greece (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the European Journalism Centre (EJC) organises a press trip to Greece on 13-15 July for a group of 10 journalists from the EU28. The trip aims to raise awareness and understanding of the EUs emergency support for refugees and migrants within the EU…

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Press visit to Ukraine

11 July - 12 July 2016, Ukraine (DG NEAR 2016)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR) department, the European Journalism Centre is organising a press visit to Ukraine for 15 EU journalists on 11-12 July 2016. The foreseen visit will enable journalists to become familiar with the EU's support of the region, and to follow part of the 7th Eastern…

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Western Balkans 2016 Summit

04 July - 05 July 2016, Paris (DG NEAR 2016)

On behalf of the European Commission's Directorate General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, the European Journalism Centre is organising an exclusive press trip to cover the Western Balkans 2016 Summit that will take place on 4 July 2016 in Paris. As a follow up to the Berlin and Vienna Summits, the heads of government, foreign…

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Press visit to M'bera Refugee Camp (Mauritania)

27 June - 29 June 2016, Mauritania (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the European Journalism Centre (EJC) organises a press visit to Mauritania from 26-30 June (including travel days) for a group of 8 journalists from the EU28. The programme will mainly feature a two-and-a-half day visit to the M'bera refugee camp,…

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TEN-T Days 2016

20 June - 21 June 2016, Rotterdam (DG MOVE)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in cooperation with and at the request of European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, organises a tailored media briefing on 20-21 June for 30 EU28 journalists on the occasion of the TEN-T Days 2016 in Rotterdam. In this edition, the TEN-T Days will see Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc,…

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Press trip to Lebanon

13 June - 14 June 2016, Lebanon (DG NEAR 2016)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR) department, the European Journalism Centre is organising a press visit to Lebanon for 15 EU journalists on 13-14 June 2016. The foreseen visit will enable journalists to become familiar with the EU's support of the region, and to gather human-interest stories…

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Press visit to projects for Syrian refugees in Turkey

07 June - 11 June 2016, Turkey (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the European Journalism Centre (EJC) organises a press visit to Turkey on 7-11 June for a group of 8 journalists from the EU28. The trip aims to raise awareness and understanding of the EUs humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey that…

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New Skills Agenda for Europe

05 June - 06 June 2016, Brussels (DG EMPL)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in collaboration with the European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG Employment), invites 28 journalists from EU Member States to the seminar: "A New Skills Agenda for Europe" in Brussels. The confirmed date for the seminar is 6 June. Europe's economic success is…

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Press Visit to Kakuma Refugee Camp (Kenya)

24 May - 27 May 2016, Kakuma, Kenya (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) department, the European Journalism Centre is organising a press visit for eight EU28 journalists to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in North West Kenya. The visit will consist of three on-site days from 24-26 May 2016 and is part of a larger campaign on the occasion…

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Resilience after the quake: How is the EU helping Nepal to reduce risk against future disasters?

06 April - 08 April 2016, Nepal (DG ECHO)

Last year in April, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, a country with a population of 27 million, resulting in the death of almost 9 000 people and the destruction of over 600 000 houses, as well as devastating damages to the country's infrastructure and architectural heritage. In the days following the earthquake, the European Commission provided…

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Press visit to Georgia

05 April - 07 April 2016, Georgia (DG NEAR 2016)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR) department, the European Journalism Centre is organising a press visit to Georgia for 15 EU journalists on 5-7 April 2016. The foreseen visit will enable journalists to become familiar with the EU's support of the region, and to gather human interest stories…

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EU cooperation with Asia: Press trip to Myanmar

04 April - 08 April 2016, Myanmar (DG DEVCO 2016)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, invites 12 EU28 journalists on a three-day press visit to explore development cooperation between the EU and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The EU's overall strategic objective in Myanmar is to support…

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Call for applications for innovative development storytelling grants

02 March - 02 March 2016, international (GP1503 Gates (Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme))

Journalists and media organisations can submit applications for innovative development storytelling grants until the 2nd of March 2016 (22:00 CET). The European Journalism Centre is currently running the seventh call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. We are looking for stories that can meet the new…

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An Aviation Strategy for Europe

23 February - 22 February 2016, Brussels (DG MOVE)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), jointly with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), invites a group of 30 journalists from the EU Member States to participate in the seminar: An Aviation Strategy for Europe, on 23 February in Brussels. This seminar will be a good opportunity for journalists to learn…

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Covering the Dutch EU Presidency: Environmental Priorities

18 February - 19 February 2016, Brussels (DG ENV)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in cooperation with the European Commission's Directorate General for Environment, invites 15 Dutch journalists to participate in a two-day media seminar "Covering the Dutch EU Presidency: Environmental Priorities". The event will take place in Brussels on 18 and 19 February 2016. The aim of the press briefing…

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Facilitating free movement: social security coordination in the EU - POSTPONED

09 December - 09 December 2015, Brussels (DG EMPL)

Over 8 million EU citizens live and work - or are looking for work - in an EU country other than their own. A further 1.6 million people are frontier workers who work in a Member State other than the one in which they reside. They are exercising the right to freedom of movement, which is a fundamental principle for all citizens of the European Union.…

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EU cooperation with Asia: Press trip to Cambodia

18 November - 20 November 2015, Cambodia (DEVCO 2015)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with DG International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, invites 12 EU journalists to travel to Cambodia on a three-day press visit to explore the development cooperation between the EU and the Kingdom of Cambodia. The goal of the EU development strategy for Cambodia is to help reduce…

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Antimicrobial Resistance

16 November - 17 November 2015, Brussels (DG SANTE)

The Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) of the European Commission and the European Journalism Centre (EJC) invite 30 expert journalists in the field of health to the seminar "Antimicrobial Resistance" in Brussels on 16-17 November, which will coincide with the EU launch of the European Antibiotics Awareness Day. Anti-microbial resistance…

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EU cooperation with Africa: press trip to Niger

02 November - 06 November 2015, Niamey, Niger (DEVCO 2015)

The EJC, in cooperation the European Commission?s DG International Cooperation and Development, can invite up to 12 EU journalists to travel to Niger on a three-day press visit on 3-7 November to explore the development cooperation between the EU and Niger. The press visit will include (in-country) visits to different EU funded projects covering agriculture,…

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Covering ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform in Lisbon

20 October - 22 October 2015, Lisbon (DG CNCT)

This year's ICT 2015, the largest and most important ICT event in the EU agenda since 1998, is being organised by the European Commission and Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia and will take place from 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon. The event aims to bring together over 4500 ICT stakeholders representing research, politics, industry, start-ups,…

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EU support to microfinance and social entrepreneurship: investing in job creation

18 October - 19 October 2015, Brussels (DG EMPL)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), jointly with the European Commission's DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, invite a group of 28 journalists from the EU MS to participate in the seminar: "EU support to microfinance and social entrepreneurship: investing in job creation" on 19 October in Brussels. This event aims to raise awareness of…

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The TTIP negotiations and the new EU Trade and Investment Strategy

13 October - 14 October 2015, Brussels (DG TRADE)

The Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission is inviting 15 journalists from the 28 EU member states for an in-depth briefing on the on-going Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and on a new trade and investment strategy for jobs and growth. The briefing will take place the week before the 11th round of…

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'Ebola: lessons learned' conference and media seminar on 'Crisis preparedness in the EU'

11 October - 13 October 2015, Luxembourg (DG SANTE)

The Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) of the European Commission and the European Journalism Centre (EJC) invite 30 expert journalists in the field of health to the seminar "Crisis Preparedness in the EU" in Luxembourg on 12-13 October, held in parallel to the high-level conference "Ebola: Lessons learned", co-organised by the…

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2015, A Key Year for Development

30 September - 02 October 2015, Brussels (DEVCO 2013)

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 12 journalists from EU28 to join a press seminar on 1-2 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. The year of 2015 is a landmark year for a number of reasons. It is the year where the Millennium Development…

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50 years of EU Pharma legislation: Achievements and future perspectives

27 September - 29 September 2015, Brussels (DG SANTE)

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) and the European Journalism Centre invite you to express interest for the seminar "50 years of EU Pharma legislation: Achievements and future Perspectives", on 28-29 September 2015 in Brussels. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of pharmaceutical legislation…

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Call for applications for innovative development storytelling grants

09 September - 09 September 2015, global (GP1503 Gates (Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme))

Journalists and media organisations can submit applications for innovative development storytelling grants until the 9th of September 2015 (22:00 CET). The European Journalism Centre is currently running the sixth call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. We are looking for stories that can meet the new…

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Tackling Europe's long-term unemployment, 7 September 2015, Brussels

07 September - 07 September 2015, Brussels (DG EMPL)

Despite the fact that Europe is slowly recovering from the crisis, the share of long-term unemployed people remains its main legacy. Long-term unemployment doubled between 2007 and 2014 and now accounts for half of total unemployment, affecting today 12.1 million people across the EU. There is a risk that long-term unemployed will not benefit from…

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News Impact Summit Warsaw: The Value of Digital Innovation & Quality Journalism

03 September - 03 September 2015, PIN-UP Studio Nowogrodzka 84/86 02-018, Warsaw, Poland (News Impact Summit)

On Thursday 3 September 2015, the sixth edition of the News Impact Summit (NIS Warsaw) will be held at PIN-UP STUDIO in Warsaw, Poland. The NIS Warsaw will centre on the theme ?The Value of Digital Innovation & Quality Journalism? and discuss how today?s journalism should embrace digitalisation in both content production and journalistic research,…

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Press visit to humanitarian projects in Eastern Ukraine

29 June - 03 July 2015, Ukraine (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) department, the European Journalism Centre is organising a press visit for 10 EU journalists on 29 June-3 July to Kiev and Ukrainian Government held areas of Eastern Ukraine. The field visits will be based in Mariupol and take place in the context of the ongoing…

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Covering EU Trade Policy Day

22 June - 24 June 2015, Brussels (DG TRADE)

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission's DG Trade, invites 15 journalists from the EU28 to attend a policy briefing and a high-level conference on the occasion of the EU Trade Policy Day. The event will take place in Brussels on 22 and 23 June 2015. The journalists will have the chance to discuss with high-ranking…

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Connecting Europe - TEN-T Days 2015

22 June - 23 June 2015, Riga (DG MOVE)

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and key stakeholders will come together in Riga to discuss the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T), with a special focus on the Core Network Corridors, their implementation and financing. The EJC, in cooperation with, and at the request of European…

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Covering European Inventor Award 2015 in Paris

10 June - 11 June 2015, Paris (EPO European Inventor Award)

The 10th jubilee edition of the European Inventor Award will be presented by the European Patent Office (EPO) on 11 June 2015 at the Palais Brongniart (La Bourse) in Paris, France. At the award ceremony, 15 inventors in five nomination categories will be honoured for their outstanding contribution to technical progress and economic growth, and five…

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Capital Markets Union (CMU): what, why, when?

07 June - 09 June 2015, Brussels (DG FISMA)

On behalf of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), the European Journalism Centre (EJC) invites 30 journalists from the EU's 28 Member States to participate in the seminar: Capital Markets Union (CMU): what, why, how?. This event will take place on 9th June in…

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European Development Days

02 June - 05 June 2015, Brussels (DEVCO 2015)

2015 is the European Year for Development The European Development Days (EDD15) are being organized in Brussels by the European Commission Major issues and objectives of development policy for the post-2015 period will be defined and debated during the European Development Days (EDD15). This will be the flagship event of the European Year for Development,…

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Covering the Eastern Partnership Summit

20 May - 22 May 2015, Riga, Latvia (DG NEAR 2015)

15 journalists from the EU-28 are invited to join a three-day seminar covering the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit that will take place on 20-22 May 2015 in Riga, Latvia. The Riga Summit is one of the key political events this year marking the European Union?s engagement with the Eastern Partnership countries. It will gather high-level European Union…

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Press trip to EXPO Milan: Covering EU Food Safety Policy

08 May - 09 May 2015, Milan, Italy (DG SANTE)

On behalf of the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, the European Journalism Centre organises a two-day media seminar on the occasion of the EXPO Milan 2015. This high-level event will take place on 8 and 9 May 2015 in Milan coinciding with the opening week of the world exposition. Journalists attending this media…

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EU measures to tackle youth unemployment

07 May - 08 May 2015, Brussels (DG EMPL)

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission's DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, invites 28 journalists from the EU28 to follow a special seminar on the youth employment in Europe. This high-level event will take place in Brussels on 7 and 8 May 2015 and will coincide with the conference of Youth Guarantee…

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INNOVEIT 2015 - The Innovation Forum of the European Institute of Technology and Innovation - EIT

05 May - 05 July 2015, Budapest (RfS054)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), on behalf of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), invites journalists from the 28 EU Member States to attend INNOVEIT 2015 - EIT Innovation Forum in Budapest on 5-7 May. Expected to be one of the pinnacles of the European innovation calendar in 2015, INNOVEIT 2015 will bring together 600 innovators…

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EU Enlargement and Public Administration Reform in Poland

22 April - 25 April 2015, Warsaw, Poland (DG Enlargement 2015)

In cooperation with the Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre, invites 14 journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey to participate in a two-day seminar on the topic of EU enlargement…

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EU Enlargement and Public Administration Reform in Slovakia

08 April - 09 April 2015, Bratislava (DG ENLARGEMENT 2015)

In cooperation with the Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre (EJC), organises the seminar "EU Enlargement and Public Administration Reform in Slovakia" on 8-9 April in Bratislava. Catered for 14 journalists from the Western Balkans and Turkey, this press visit seeks…

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Re-launching the social dialogue

04 March - 05 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium (DG EMPL)

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission's DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, invites 36 journalists from the EU28 to follow a special seminar on the social dialogue in Europe. This high-level event will take place in Brussels on 4 and 5 March 2015 and will coincide with the conference "Re-launching the…

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Future of EU-US trade talks: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

03 March - 04 March 2015, Brussels (DG TRADE)

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission?s DG Trade, invites 25 journalists from the EU28 to take stock of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations to date and to assess progress made so far. This high-level event will take place in Brussels on 3 and 4 March 2015, after the eight round of the…

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Covering the Latvian Presidency: Environmental Priorities

26 February - 27 February 2015, Brussels, Belgium (DG ENV)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission?s DG Environment, invites 15 Latvian journalists to participate in the seminar "Covering the Latvian EU Presidency: Environmental Priorities", taking place in Brussels on 26-27 February. European?s economy and the state of the environment are interconnected. Recent years have…

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Call for applications for innovative development storytelling grants

25 February - 25 February 2015, online (GP1503 Gates (Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme))

Journalists and media organisations can submit applications for innovative development storytelling grants until the 25th of February 2015 (22:00 CET). The European Journalism Centre is currently running the fifth call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Story ideas can be pitched via the online application…

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A press trip to visit disaster risk reduction programmes in the Philippines

09 February - 12 February 2015, The Philippines (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre invites ten EU28 journalists to join a press trip on 9-12 February 2015 in the Philippines. Over the last decades, disaster preparedness has become a growing challenge as a result of climate change.…

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Taking a closer look at the EU

22 January - 23 January 2015, Brussels (EC Representation in London)

In cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in London and the Foreign Press Association (FPA), the European Journalism Centre organises a press visit to Brussels for a selected group of 12 London-based senior correspondents. Taking place on January 22-23, the seminar will facilitate a forum of discussion on the major issues at…

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Media seminar on EU transport policies and exclusive meeting with Violeta Bulc, EU Transport Commissioner

20 January - 20 January 2015, Brussels (DG MOVE)

The European Journalism Centre in co-operation with the European Commission?s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), is tailoring a media seminar for a specialised group of journalists from the EU28 member states. The event will take place in Brussels on 20 January 2015. Participants will get a unique opportunity to meet Mrs Violeta…

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Access Cities Award 2015 press conference

03 December - 03 December 2014, Brussels (DG Justice)

On 3 December the European Journalism Centre (EJC) is organising a press corner at the award ceremony of the Access City Award 2015. The event will be held in Brussels on the occasion of the European Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Access City Award is an initiative of the European Commission in partnership with the European Disability Forum.…

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Media seminar on transatlantic trade talks

03 December - 04 December 2014, Brussels (DG TRADE)

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission's DG Trade, invites 20 journalists from the EU28 to take stock of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations and to discuss the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA). This high-level event will take place in Brussels…

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Fighting corruption and organised crime: the Dutch example

17 November - 18 November 2014, The Netherlands (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

In cooperation with the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 14 journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey to participate in a two-day seminar on the topic of EU enlargement and the rule of law.…

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Freedom of expression and media: Best practice in Sweden

05 November - 06 November 2014, Stockholm, Sweden (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre is organising a two-day seminar on 'Reform priorities for enlargement countries: freedom of expression and media - Best practice in Sweden'. The seminar is organised for 14 editors and journalists from Western Balkans and Turkey, and…

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The News Impact Summit Vienna

21 October - 21 October 2014, Vienna, Austria (News Impact Summit)

The News Impact Summit is a new type of media innovation event, focusing on how recently developed approaches and tools can significantly change the way we work in the newsroom, the way we tell stories, and the way we engage audiences and society as a whole. Organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Google, in partnership with Der Standard,…

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Focusing on the EU institutions in Luxembourg

20 October - 24 October 2014, Kiev/Tbilisi/Chisinau & Luxembourg (MFA Luxembourg)

For EU affairs, many people think of Brussels and Strasbourg, the European Commission and European Parliament. Yet the history of European integration began neither in Brussels nor Strasbourg - it began in Luxembourg, the birthplace of Robert Schuman. Luxembourg is home to several institutions: the European Court of Justice, the European Investment…

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Enlargement Package 2014

07 October - 08 October 2014, Brussels (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

On behalf of the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) is organising a two-day seminar tailored around the adoption of the "2014 Enlargement Package". The event is custom-made for 15 journalists representing leading media from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of…

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Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme

23 July - 23 July 2014, online (GP1404 Gates IDR Grant Programme)

The European Journalism Centre is accepting applications for media grants from journalists and media organisations with the aim to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Applications are accepted via the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR), a…

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EU enlargement and the rule of law: the Estonian example

19 June - 20 June 2014, Estonia (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

In cooperation with the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 15 journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey to participate in a two-day seminar on the topic of EU enlargement and the rule of law.…

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The common visa policy

16 June - 17 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium (DG Home 2014)

The Schengen Area is one of the greatest achievements of the EU. It cannot function efficiently without a common visa policy setting out rules for the legal entry and short stays of non-EU citizens. On April 1 the European Commission put forward legislative proposals with the objective to shorten and simplify the procedures for third-country visitors,…

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European Inventor Award 2014 in Berlin

15 June - 17 June 2014, Berlin (EPO European Inventor Award)

The European Inventor Award presented annually by the European Patent Office (EPO) pays tribute to the creativity of inventors, whose quest for new ideas drives technological progress and economic growth, shapes our society and improves our daily lives. The award not only gives inventors the recognition they deserve, it also encourages future innovation.…

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Covering the Brussels Economic Forum 2014

10 June - 11 June 2014, Brussels (ECFIN 2014)

The Brussels Economic Forum (BEF) is the annual gathering of economic decision makers, legislators and opinion leaders in which current economic issues are tackled through high-level and substantive debate. The annual gathering of key economic decision-makers, legislators and commentators is the place to discuss and analyse current economic issues…

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Moving Europe beyond the crisis: country-specific recommendations 2014

02 June - 03 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium (ECFIN 2014)

On 2 June 2014, the European Commission will adopt recommendations to EU Member States designed to move Europe beyond the crisis and strengthen the foundations for growth. These recommendations are based on detailed analyses of each country's situation and provide guidance to governments on how to boost their growth potential, increase competitiveness…

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EU enlargement and the rule of law: the Dutch example

26 May - 27 May 2014, The Netherlands (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

In cooperation with the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 15 journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey to participate in a two-day seminar on the topic of EU enlargement and the rule of law.…

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Reform priorities for enlargement countries: freedom of expression and media - Best practice in Sweden

12 May - 13 May 2014, Stockholm (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre is organising a two-day seminar on 'Reform priorities for enlargement countries: freedom of expression and media - Best practice in Sweden'. The seminar is organised for 15 editors and journalists from Western Balkans and Turkey, and…

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2014 European Elections: this time is different

05 May - 06 May 2014, Brussels, Belgium (EP 2014)

With the 2014 European Parliament elections quickly approaching, the most pressing concerns and issues involving Europe are squarely under the glare of both the citizens and media's spotlight. In the lead-up to the elections, on 5-6 May the European Parliament (EP) and the European Commission (EC), in coordination with the European Journalism Centre…

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Press trip to Burkina Faso

04 May - 08 May 2014, Burkina Faso (DG ECHO)

In cooperation with the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) department, the European Journalism Centre is organising a press visit for 12 EU journalists on 4-8 May 2014 to the West African nation of Burkina Faso. The field visit takes place two years after a devastating food crisis in the Sahel region which mobilized…

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Reform priorities for enlargement countries: freedom of expression and media - Best practice in Germany

10 April - 11 April 2014, Berlin (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre is organising a two-day seminar on 'Reform priorities for enlargement countries: freedom of expression and media - Best practice from Member States'. The seminar is organised for 15 editors and journalists from Western Balkans and…

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EU enlargement and the Rule of Law

07 April - 08 April 2014, Brussels (DG ENLARGEMENT 2014)

In cooperation with the Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 15 journalists from Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Albania, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to participate in a two-day seminar on the EU enlargement and the Rule of Law. The event will take place on 7-8 April 2014…

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EU-US Trade Talks: Looking behind the scene of the biggest trade deal in the world

02 April - 03 April 2014, Brussels (DG TRADE)

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission's DG Trade, invites 30 journalists from the EU28 to take stock of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations to date and to assess progress made after the first three rounds of talks. This high-level event will take place in Brussels on 2 and 3…

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Covering the EU maritime policy

07 March - 07 March 2014, Brussels (DG MOVE)

Maritime transport is essential in ensuring security of energy; food and commodities supply for European countries, being subsequently the main vehicle for European imports and exports to the rest of the world. In a one-day briefing for media outlets from the European Union, 30 journalists will have the opportunity to hear directly from European experts…

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Women and the elections: Will this time be different?

04 March - 05 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium (EP 2014)

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2014 and in the run up to the European elections in May 2014, the European Parliament (EP), in conjunction with the European Journalism Centre (EJC), will organise a seminar in Brussels on 4-5 March 2014 for 100 journalists from the EU28 Member States. Gender equality, women’s rights, EP-related…

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The third anniversary of the Syrian Crisis: Understanding how the EU has been helping Syrian refugees in Jordan

03 March - 06 March 2014, Amman, Jordan (DG ECHO)

Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis almost 3 years ago, UN figures show that more than 2.4 million Syrian people have fled the country. In Jordan alone, the number of registered refugees has reached over 590,000. To date, over € 2.6 billion has been allocated for the Syrian crisis from the EU and its Member States, with more than €1 billion…

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IMPORTANT: NEW DATE (25-26 Feb)! Covering winter 2014 European Economic Forecast

25 February - 26 February 2014, Brussels (ECFIN 2014)

Since autumn 2012, the European Commission publishes three short-term macroeconomic forecasts per year - in the winter, spring and autumn – instead of the usual two editions. This new structure was put into place in response to the enhanced fiscal and macroeconomic surveillance of EU Member States introduced as a reaction to the economic and financial…

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EU moves toward historic Banking Union deal

17 February - 18 February 2014, Brussels (ECFIN 2014)

More than five years since the financial crisis struck, Europe is on the verge of finalising one of its most ambitious reforms since the launch of the Euro - an agency and fund to shut problem banks as soon as the European Central Bank starts to police them next year. By setting up a system to shutter troubled lenders, Europe would equip the ECB with…

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Communicating Food Science in Vienna

11 February - 12 February 2014, Vienna (MAITRE)

With the collaboration of the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna, the EU-funded project MAITRE is to host a media training workshop at its premises. This seminar is open to food scientists and researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna and other nearby organisations involved in food science research. In a two-day hands-on…

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Press visit to Senegal: First hand insight to EU cooperation

10 February - 13 February 2014, Senegal (DEVCO 2014)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) and the Delegation of the European Union to Senegal, is organising a seminar for journalists of European media in Senegal, in the week 9-14 February 2014. EU correspondents based in Africa and journalists from EU28…

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Communicating Food Science in Paris

06 February - 06 February 2014, Dijon (MAITRE)

Food-related topics become sometimes the focus of heated debates, as they are not always well represented in the media. The EU-funded project MAITRE, in cooperation with the food industry grouping Vitagora, is organising a media training workshop aimed at researchers specialised in food science. In a two-day hands-on workshop, participants will have…

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Communicating Food Science in Gothenburg

28 January - 29 January 2014, Gothenburg (MAITRE)

Do scientists know how to engage themselves in the communication process in a proper way?. If not, do the media always give them the opportunity to do so? Keeping those questions in the background, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a media training seminar at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of the at the Chalmers University…

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Boosting industrial competitiveness: For a business-friendly Europe

21 January - 22 January 2014, Brussels (Enterprise & Industry)

Since the end of the 90s the European industrial base has declined. This process accelerated with the crisis and now the EU GDP related to manufacturing has fallen to 15.1%. There is still a long way to go to achieve the 20% target set by the Commission in its strategy to reindustrialise Europe proposed in October 2012. On 22 January, the European…

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Communicating Food Science in Cambridge

09 January - 10 January 2014, Cambridge (MAITRE)

The EU-funded project MAITRE, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, is organising a free of charge media training workshop in Cambridge. This seminar is open to food scientists and researchers from the University of Cambridge and other nearby organisations involved in food science research. In a two-day hands-on…

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Communicating Food Science in Belgrade

10 December - 11 December 2013, Belgrade (MAITRE)

Food-related topics are often misrepresented in the media and, subsequently, have become the focus of heated debates. Keeping that in mind, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a free of charge media training at the Centre of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism (CENM) in Belgrade, Serbia. Scientists involved in food and nutrition…

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Covering the Eurogroup and Ecofin in Brussels

09 December - 10 December 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), is organising a media seminar on 9-10 December in Brussels, thus coinciding with the Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings. The event will cater for a group of 18 journalists from the EU 28 covering economic and…

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Covering the Greek Presidency: Environmental Priorities

09 December - 10 December 2013, Brussels (DG ENV 2013)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission’s DG Environment, invites 15 Greek journalists to participate in the seminar "Covering the Greek EU Presidency: Environmental Priorities", taking place in Brussels on 9-10 December. Europe’s economy and the state of the environment are interconnected. For quality of life…

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Discussing new opportunities offered by Erasmus+ in Berlin

04 December - 05 December 2013, Berlin, Germany (DG EAC)

This seminar has been postponed to early 2014, new dates will be announced later.

In January 2014, the European Commission will launch Erasmus +, its new programme for education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ will bring together a range of existing iniatives…

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Journalist seminar on the European Year of Citizens

04 December - 04 December 2013, Brussels (DG COMM)

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 18 journalists from the EU28 to participate in a one-day seminar on European citizenship. The event will take place on 4 December 2013 in Brussels. The year of 2013 was marked as the European Year of Citizens and dedicated…

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Covering the Eastern Partnership Summit

28 November - 29 November 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania (DEVCO 2013)

12 journalists from the EU-28 are invited to join a two-day seminar covering the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit that will take place on 28-29 November 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The venue of the Summit is Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre – LITEXPO. One of the biggest events for the EU foreign policy in 2013 and the Lithuanian Presidency,…

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EU-US trade agreement negotiations: Looking behind the scenes of the biggest trade deal in the world

27 November - 27 November 2013, Brussels (DG TRADE)

The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission’s DG Trade, invites 30 journalists from the EU28 to take a first hand look at the current status of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. This one-day high-level event will take place in Brussels on 27 November 2013. TTIP aims at removing…

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EU Budget 2014-2020: a strategic investment tool?

26 November - 26 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium (DG BUDGET)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission’s DG Budget, invites 24 journalists from the EU28 to participate in a one-day high-level seminar discussing the hotly contested EU budget for 2014 to 2020. The event will take place in Brussels on 26 November 2013. Over the last two years, the EU Parliament and the executive…

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Communicating Food Science in Reus (Catalonia), Spain

25 November - 26 November 2013, Reus, Catalonia (MAITRE)

The EU-funded project MAITRE, in collaboration with the URV/RepsolChair of Excellence in Communication, is organising a free of charge media training workshop at The Nutrition and Health Technology Centre (CTNS) in Reus, Catalonia. This seminar is open to food scientists and researchers from the CTNS and other nearby organisations involved in food…

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SME Assembly “Encouraging a Europe of Enterprise”

25 November - 26 November 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania (Enterprise & Industry 2013)

The European Journalism Centre on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate General Enterprise invites 28 European journalists to take part in the 2013 SME Assembly “Encouraging a Europe of Enterprise”, taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 25 and 26 November 2013. Journalists will also have the opportunity to take part in the European…

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Covering the European Development Days 2013

25 November - 27 November 2013, Brussels (DEVCO 2013)

The 8th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) covers the theme ‘A vision for the post-2015 agenda’ and will discuss and debate the EU’s objective to set a globally agreed, ambitious framework that addresses poverty eradication and sustainable development, and ensures a decent life for all by 2030. The forum will bring together leading…

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Communicating Food Science in Bremerhaven, Germany

18 November - 19 November 2013, Bremerhaven (MAITRE)

Interactions between the media and food science are ever-increasing. It remains to be seen nonetheless how citizens are informed on matters to which science has contributed. Having that in mind, on November 18-19 the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a free of charge media training seminar at the premises of the German provider of research services…

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Fiscal Package & covering the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings ECFIN seminar for journalists from the EU-28

14 November - 15 November 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

It is shaping up to be another busy Autumn season with the adoption of the "Fiscal Package," new transparency measures coming into effect, and the final preparations for the Greek Presidency in 2014 being put into place. On this occasion, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the European Commission’s DG for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG…

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Meet Europe’s innovators at the EIT Awards

12 November - 12 November 2013, Budapest (EIT 2013)

Just imagine: An innovative thermostat that cuts your energy bill by hundreds of euro, a video game that helps you recover faster from injuries, or a website that lets you instantly record 3D images of your interior design style. To put the spotlight on the entrepreneurs behind these new technologies, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology…

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Communicating Food Science in Lisbon

06 November - 07 November 2013, Lisbon (MAITRE)

On November 6-7, the EU-funded project MAITRE will visit the National Health Institute in Lisbon to organise a free of charge media training workshop catered for food and nutrition scientists. Overall, the seminar will provide practical and directly applicable advice for dealing with the media. Through hands-on sessions, the attendees will learn the…

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Creative Europe

05 November - 06 November 2013, Marseille (DG EAC)

In January 2014, the European Commission will be launching its new programme - Creative Europe - dedicated to Europe’s creative and cultural sectors. With a total budget of €1,462 billion for the period of 2014 – 2020, Creative Europe represents a budget increase of 9 % compared to the previous programmes and thus a much-needed boost for the…

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Covering the Autumn 2013 Economic Forecast and a visit to the ECB

05 November - 08 November 2013, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

As the leaves change colours and a new season arrives, so does the next autumn European economic forecast, and with it many of the same questions surrounding the stability of the Eurozone, including what effects increased transparency will have on member states’ budgetary decisions in the coming year, and how new regulations on the banking sector…

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Communicating Food Science in Copenhagen

29 October - 30 October 2013, Copenhagen (MAITRE)

Do scientists know how to engage themselves in the communication process in a proper way?. If not, do the media always give them the opportunity to do so? Having the above-mentioned questions in mind, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a free of charge media training seminar on October 29-30 in cooperation with ICES/Eurofish in Copenhagen.…

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Communicating Food Science in Riga, Latvia

22 October - 23 October 2013, Riga (MAITRE)

Scientists often may not sufficiently involve themselves in the communication process; whereas on the other hand, the media do not always give them the opportunity to do so. Keeping that in mind, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a media training seminar on October 23-24 at the Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment "BIOR"…

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"Moving Europe forward" seminar

20 October - 21 October 2013, Brussels (DG MOVE)

30 journalists from the EU-28 are invited to join on 21-22 October 2013 a two-day event in Brussels on the situation of alternative transport fuels, urban mobility and road safety in Europe. On the first day, the journalists will have the opportunity to attend the high-profile Clean Power for Transport Conference, with the participation of high-ranking…

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Transporting Europe into the Future

15 October - 16 October 2013, Tallinn Estonia (DG MOVE)

At a glance, the movement of goods and people across Europe’s borders has never been easier, but with transport traffic between member states predicted to double in the next decade, the investment required to handle the growth will surpass 1.5 trillion€ by 2030. Realising the capacity to manage the future demands will depend heavily on a trans-European…

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Communicating Food Science in Vienna

09 October - 10 October 2013, Vienna (MAITRE)

The EU-funded project MAITRE, in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and the ISEKI-Food Association (IFA) in Vienna is organising a free of charge media training seminar for food and nutrition scientists. The workshop will take place on October 10-11 at the premises of the University of Natural Resources and…

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Discover EU development projects in Guatemala

03 October - 05 October 2013, Guatemala (DEVCO 2013)

Discover EU development projects in Guatemala! In Guatemala, the poor - an estimated 56% of the population – often have very limited access to health and education services and are exposed to food insecurity. The European Commission supports Guatemala in its endeavours to tackle these problems by funding projects that target social cohesion, security,…

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Communicating Food Science in Jastrzebiec, Poland

02 October - 03 October 2013, Jastrzebiec (MAITRE)

The EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a free of charge media training seminar on October 3-4 at the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding PAS in Jastrzebiec, Poland. Overall, the seminar will provide practical and directly applicable advice for dealing with the media. Through hands-on sessions, the attendees will learn the concept of a press…

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Communicating Food Science in Poreč, Croatia

16 September - 17 September 2013, Poreč (MAITRE)

Do scientists know how to engage themselves in the communication process in a proper way?. If not, do the media always give them the opportunity to do so? With the above-mentioned questions in mind, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a free of charge media training seminar on September 17-18 at the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism (IPTPO)…

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Communicating Food Science in Berlin

09 September - 10 September 2013, Berlin (MAITRE)

Scientists often may not sufficiently involve themselves in the communication process; whereas on the other hand, the media do not always give them the opportunity to do so. Keeping that in mind, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a free of charge media training at the Institute of Animal Nutrition (Freie University of Berlin) on September…

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MAITRE at The Alison Douglas Summer School in Frauenwörth, Germany

16 July - 17 July 2013, Frauenwörth (MAITRE)

The EU-funded project MAITRE has been invited by the The Alison Douglas Summer School on "Hunger and Satiety" to host three media training sessions on 17-18 July in Frauenwörth (Germany). MAITRE's workshops are open to non-tenured researchers in food-related research participating in The Alison Douglas Summer School, which will take place between…

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ECFIN briefing for Latvian journalists

07 July - 09 July 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

Latvia's adoption of the Euro on 1 January 2014 is expected to be given final approval by the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 9 July. The small Baltic state will become the 18th European Union country to use the currency. This press briefing, tailored for Latvian press, will take place in Brussels on 8-10 July. Sessions will be organised…

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Communicating Food Science Research in Surrey

02 July - 03 July 2013, Guilford, Surrey (MAITRE)

On July 3-4 the EU-funded project MAITRE travels to the University of Surrey (UK) to organise a media training workshop for food and nutrition scientists. This seminar is open to researchers from the University of Surrey and other nearby organisations involved in food science research. In a two-day hands-on training, participants will have the opportunity…

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Introduction to the EU institutions, policies and enlargement process

26 June - 27 June 2013, Brussels, Belgium (DG ENLARGEMENT 2013)

The European Journalism Centre, in collaboration with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enlargement, invites 15 young reporters from the candidate countries to join the EU to participate in the seminar "Introduction to the EU institutions, policies and enlargement process", which will take place in Brussels on 27-28 June. The event…

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Social Media Boot Camp

26 June - 27 June 2013, Brussels (Tuition seminars)

The EJC's first Social Media Boot Camp comes at an introductory price of Euro 349 Do you want to figure out how social media works and how it can work for you? Do you want more media coverage for your news? Do you want to engage your partners and customers online? The EJC's Social Media Boot Camp, 26-27 June in Brussels, will teach you social media…

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Europe works for SMEs

24 June - 24 June 2013, Brussels (Enterprise & Industry 2013)

Europe needs more entrepreneurs to create jobs and our existing and budding entrepreneurs need more support. With this in mind, the "Europe works for SMEs" conference aims to raise awareness of policy makers - at EU and Member State level - on the growing importance of SMEs for Europe's economy. During this crucial period of budget negotiation the…

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Communicating Food Science in Melle (Belgium)

19 June - 20 June 2013, Merelbeke (Belgium) (MAITRE)

It often seems to the public that food studies - how they are conducted and reported on - can generate a great deal of debate and misconceptions. Aren't food scientists sufficiently involved in the communication process?; do the media allow them to in a proper way? On June 20-21, the EU-funded project MAITRE will organise a media training at the The…

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Covering the Brussels Economic Forum 2013

17 June - 18 June 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

Today more than ever, the future of the EU's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is at the heart of the debate. While exiting the debt crisis and reinforcing competitiveness remain the key priorities, wider challenges need to be addressed. How to secure the competitiveness of Europe in the global economic environment? What is the genuine EMU model for…

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Industrial Policy Conference

05 June - 06 June 2013, Brussels (Enterprise and Industry)

Where are we with industrial renaissance in Europe? Can Europe still have an industrial revolution? 40 journalists from EU-27 and Croatia are invited to Brussels on the 5th of June to discuss the new industrial policy that can bring growth back to Europe. There will be an exclusive opportunity to have a private interview with European Commission Vice…

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Euro-Mediterranean Relations and the Arab Spring: Two Years On

04 June - 06 June 2013, Brussels (DG COMM)

In the two years since the Arab Spring shifted the South-Mediterranean political landscape, how has the EU influenced events and affected the relationship with its southern neighbours? What role must the EU play going forward? These questions and many others will be addressed during a three-day seminar in Brussels, 4–6 June, organised by the European…

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Communicating Food Science in Stuttgart

03 June - 04 June 2013, Stuttgart (MAITRE)

Do scientists know how to engage themselves in the communication process in a proper way?. If not, do the media always give them the opportunity to do so? Keeping those questions in the background, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a media training seminar at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart (Germany) on June 4-5. In a two-day hands-on…

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Eco-Innovation: a path to competitiveness and sustainability

30 May - 31 May 2013, Brussels (DG ENV 2013)

In the time of crisis, the strategic focus on sustainability and green innovation plays a crucial role in staying at the forefront of global competition. Through the Eco-Innovation initiative managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI), a significant contribution has been made to improve water usage efficiency, reduce…

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European Inventor Award 2013

27 May - 28 May 2013, Amsterdam (EPO European Inventor Award)

As one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, the European Inventor Award each year pays tribute to the creativity of inventors, whose quest for new ideas drives technological progress and economic growth, shapes our society and improves our daily lives. The award not only gives inventors the recognition they deserve, it also encourages…

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Communicating Food Science in Paris

26 May - 27 May 2013, Paris (MAITRE)

Scientists often may not sufficiently involve themselves in the communication process; whereas on the other hand, the media do not always give them the opportunity to do so. Keeping that in mind, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a media training at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in Paris. Scientists involved…

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Making the Grade: Post-2015 Education in Fragile States

23 May - 24 May 2013, Brussels (DEVCO 2013)

With 2015 fast approaching, the global discussion is shifting to new targets and goals for education in fragile states. So, what direction is the EU planning to take? This question and the subject of international education goals and development will soon be the focus of talks and debates in the EU’s capital. Together, the European Journalism Centre…

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Communicating Food Science in Athens

21 May - 22 May 2013, Athens (MAITRE)

The EU-funded project MAITRE travels on May 22-23 to Athens to organise a media training seminar at the Federation of Hellenic Food Industries. This workshop is open to food and nutrition scientists and researchers working for this body and other nearby organisations involved in food science research. In a two-day hands-on training, participants will…

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The way forward for EU energy policy

16 May - 16 May 2013, Brussels (DG Energy)

People's well-being, industrial competitiveness and the overall functioning of society are dependent on safe, secure, sustainable and affordable energy. Through the development and implementation of innovative policies, the European Commission aims at contributing to setting up an energy market providing European citizens and business with affordable…

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Communicating Food Science in Galati

14 May - 15 May 2013, Galati (Romania) (MAITRE)

Food-related topics are often misrepresented in the media and subsequently have become the focus of heated debates. The EU-funded project MAITRE, in cooperation with the Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, invites food and nutrition researchers from the above-mentioned institution and other nearby organisations to participate in a media training.…

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Further tackling the crisis

02 May - 03 May 2013, Brussels, Belgium (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), is organising a media seminar on 2-3 May in Brussels, thus coinciding with the spring 2013 European Economic Forecast. The event will cater for a group of 18 journalists from the EU 27 covering economic…

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Communicating Food Science in Cork

14 April - 15 April 2013, Cork (MAITRE)

Food-related topics become sometimes the focus of heated debates, as they are not always well represented in the media. The EU-funded project MAITRE, in cooperation with the Teagasc - The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is organising a media training workshop aimed at researchers specialised in food science. In a two-day hands-on…

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Communicating Food Science in Norway

08 April - 09 April 2013, Norway (MAITRE)

With the collaboration of the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fishery and Aquaculture, NOFIMA AS, the EU-funded project MAITRE is to host a media training workshop at its premises in the city of Ås. This seminar is open to food scientists and researchers from the Swiss Institute of Life Technologies and other nearby organisations involved in food science…

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Communicating Food Science in Lithuania

19 March - 20 March 2013, Kaunas (MAITRE)

Food-related topics are often misrepresented in the media and subsequently have become the focus of heated debates. The EU-funded project MAITRE, in cooperation with the Department of Food Safety and Quality of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, invites food and nutrition researchers to participate in a media training. In a two-day hands-on…

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Covering the European Council

14 March - 15 March 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

During the European Council in March, the EU heads of states will conclude the first phase of the 2013 European Semester including the coordination of the economic, fiscal and employment policies of the member states. Alongside the European Summit on 14 and 15 March 2013, the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with the European Commission’s…

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EU as a global trade player

14 March - 15 March 2013, Brussels (Trade)

27 journalists, one per each EU member state, will have the opportunity to attend a two-day background briefing on the EU trade policies and the EU’s role as a global trade player. Held in Brussels on 14-15 March 2013, the event will give attending journalists an opportunity to meet Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht for a Q&A session. The attending…

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Development cooperation in fragile situations

12 March - 13 March 2013, Brussels (DEVCO 2013)

Supporting countries' efforts to prevent fragility, to address its root causes and to tackle its consequences is an integral part of EU development and cooperation policy. More must be done to enable a comprehensive response to situations of fragility, ensuring synergies and good articulation between institutional, state and non-state actors. To raise…

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Communicating Food Science in Finland

11 March - 12 March 2013, Espoo (MAITRE)

Scientists often may not sufficiently involve themselves in the communication process; whereas on the other hand, the media do not always give them the opportunity to do so. Keeping that in mind, the EU-funded project MAITRE is organising a media training seminar at the premises of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in Espoo. In a two-day hands-on…

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Briefing for Newly Arrived Journalists in Brussels

07 March - 07 March 2013, Brussels (J@YS)

Did you just arrive in Brussels to work as a EU correspondent? Journalists at Your Service (J@YS) kindly invites you to participate in the upcoming Briefing for Newly Arrived Journalists in Brussels on Thursday 7 March in the IPC-Residence Palace. The one-day programme will include sessions with the spokespeople service of the three main EU institutions,…

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Refugees and Humanitarian Challenges in Jordan & Lebanon

05 March - 08 March 2013, Jordan & Lebanon (DG ECHO)

Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, the neighbouring countries have been hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees. Facing lack of food, healthcare and general assistance, these countries are asking for a bigger support from the international community. The European Commission recently promised an additional € 100 million to the already…

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The next steps for the European economy recovery

04 March - 05 March 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

A turbulent year has just been left behind. Among the profound uncertainty over Greece and a great concern over Italy and Spain, the effects of the ECB’s liquidity operations were yet to be fully tested in the real economy. Topping it off, endless voices were predicting the break-up of the Euro area. Although 2013 unfolds with fewer waves of pessimism,…

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The Future of Flying: Prospects and Challenges in Air Transport

28 February - 28 February 2013, Brussels (DG MOVE)

Despite the current economic crisis, global air transport is a strategically important sector that makes a vital contribution to the EU's overall economy and employment. The aviation sector supports 5.1 million jobs, contributes €365 billion, or 2.4% to European GDP and, over the long term, is expected to grow by around 5% annually until 2030. To…

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Communicating Food Science in Trieste

21 February - 22 February 2013, Trieste (MAITRE)

With the collaboration of the University of Trieste, the EU-funded project MAITRE is to host a media training workshop in this northern Italian city. This seminar is open to food scientists and researchers from the University of Trieste and other nearby organisations involved in food science research. In a two-day hands-on training, participants will…

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Covering the Winter 2013 Economic Forecast

21 February - 22 February 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

The European Commission publishes short-term macroeconomic forecasts twice a year, in the spring and autumn. The forecasts, produced by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), concentrate on the Member States, the euro area and the EU, but also include outlooks for candidate countries as well as some non-EU countries.…

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Communicating Food Science in Croatia

12 February - 12 February 2013, Croatia (MAITRE)

The EU-funded project MAITRE travels on February 12-13 to the Croatian city of Osijek to organise a media training seminar at the Croatian Food Agency. This seminar is open to food scientists and researchers from the Croatian Food Agency and other nearby organisations involved in food science research. In a two-day hands-on training, participants will…

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Communicating Food Science in Bern

07 February - 08 February 2013, Bern (MAITRE)

With the collaboration of the Swiss Institute of Life Technologies, the EU-funded project MAITRE is to host a media training workshop at the premises of the Euresearch Head Office in Bern. This seminar is open to food scientists and researchers from the Swiss Institute of Life Technologies and other nearby organisations involved in food science research.…

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Communicating Food Science in Ljubljana

30 January - 31 January 2013, Ljubljana (MAITRE)

Food-related topics are often misrepresented in the media and subsequently have become the focus of heated debates. The EU-funded project MAITRE, in cooperation with the University of Ljubljana, invites food and nutrition researchers from the above-mentioned institution and other nearby organisations to participate in a media training. In a two-day…

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Building Europe's economic future

21 January - 22 January 2013, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2013)

Following the disappointment of the December 2012 European Council - when EU leaders were not able to agree on a long-term and ambitious roadmap towards the completion of EMU - the question is now shifted to what will now happen to the plan of Genuine Economic and Monetary Union (GEMU) as well as to the process towards deepening financial, fiscal,…

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ECFIN seminar for 18 journalists from the Euro-area

13 December - 14 December 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

The October Summit was never to be an inflection point. The agenda was to focus on the roadmap for a banking union, and yet it concluded with no agreement on how the implementation of the new supervisory mechanism should be phased in 2013.   The European leaders also discussed the process towards completing the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), and…

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The EU and Freedom of Expression and Media

11 December - 12 December 2012, Stockholm (Enlargement 2012)

Under the theme "The EU and freedom of expression and media", the European Journalism Centre organises a seminar for 15 editors and journalists in Stockholm on 11 and 12 December 2012 on behalf of the Directorate General Enlargement of the European Commission. This seminar aims to take a close look at diverse aspects of the freedom of expression and…

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Der Europäische Binnenmarkt – Errungenschaften und neue Herausforderungen

05 December - 06 December 2012, Frankfurt am Main (Eurocourses 2012)

Der europäische Binnenmarkt feiert in diesem Jahr sein zwanzigjähriges Bestehen. In den letzten 20 Jahren hat der Binnenmarkt dazu beigetragen, neue Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen und Europa wettbewerbsfähiger zu machen. In Brüssel wird der gemeinsame Binnenmarkt als eine der größten Errungenschaften des europäischen Integrationsprozesses angesehen,…

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EU in Kenya: Reducing the risks of food crisis and supporting security in the region

04 December - 05 December 2012, Kenya (EuropeAid)

7 EU correspondents based in Kenya and 5 journalists from the EU-27 will be selected for this media trip! The severe drought of 2011 has threatened more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, bringing hunger to Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia and causing famine in some parts of the region. Food insecurity in these countries still remains high and…

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Covering the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings for economic journalists from the EU 27

03 December - 04 December 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

The end of this year will be crucial for the single currency… We will know more about the outlook for Greece in the Euro area and the "Spain against the markets" fight. The Euro area is shifting towards a Banking Union and deeper integration. But some countries are clearly less supportive of a “more Europe” direction than others. The European…

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Re-thinking Asylum

28 November - 28 November 2012, Brussels, Belgium (DG HOME 2012)

Immigration and asylum have been a mounting pre-occupation in the EU for decades. The issues are often exploited by populist and right-wing parties, while national governments attempt to curb benefit fraud whilst at the same time, trying to avoid accusations of building a "fortress Europe". Within the EU Member States, asylum systems are characterised…

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Seminar for Dutch media: The EU budget 2014-2020, in focus Dutch regions

19 November - 19 November 2012, Brussels, Belgium (Eurocourses 2012)

With the aim to strike a deal on the EU budget for 2014-2020 before the end of the year, the EU leaders will meet at an extraordinary European Council meeting on 22-23 November dedicated exclusively to reaching an agreement on the EU's multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2014-2020. The Netherlands is one of the EU’s biggest net contributors and…

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NSK/EJC Fellowship programme 2012

18 November - 30 November 2012, Japan (EJC/NSK 2012)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in conjunction with the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), the Japanese Association of Newspaper Publishers and Editors, invites you to apply for the NSK-EJC fellowship programme taking place 18-30 November 2012. N.B. You cannot apply through ejcseminars.eu, you must apply online

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ECFIN seminar - Covering the Eurogroup and ECOFIN meetings

12 November - 13 November 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

Norway unexpectedly announced on Friday 12th October the rare piece of news that the EU was given the Nobel Peace Prize for over six decades of contribution to peace, democracy and human rights in Europe. And yet, at the same time, news from Tokyo could not be but more alarming for the euro crisis. The annual meeting of the IMF and the World Bank came…

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Addressing the development challenges in the Sahel

12 November - 13 November 2012, Brussels (DEVCO 2012 )

Recent and recurrent food crises in the Sahel region, where 18 million people were at risk of hunger in 2012, have underscored the need for the EU to work on a long-term and systematic approach to building the resilience of vulnerable countries and populations. As unexpected natural catastrophes, food crises or economic shocks challenge progress in…

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EJC seminar in Jordan: EU’s Response to the Arab Spring

07 November - 09 November 2012, Amman, Jordan (DEVCO 2012 )

The European Journalism Centre in cooperation with the DG Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid of the European Commission invite 12 EU journalists to travel to Jordan for a three-day programme to explore the enhanced cooperation between the EU and Jordan and to visit some of the most interesting EU funded projects in the region. The programme…

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Seminar for Croatian media: The rule of law and data protection policies in the EU

07 November - 07 November 2012, Brussels, Belgium (Justice Affairs)

On 1 July 2013 Croatia will become European Union’s 28th and newest member state. During the accession negotiations the country underwent major reforms in the fields of rule of law and fundamental rights in order to align them to the European standards. Ahead of the country’s planned accession to the EU, the European Journalism Centre, in cooperation…

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Insight into the crisis - seminar for economic journalists

06 November - 07 November 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

Get some insight into the economic crisis! It has been a few years since the crisis has been dragging on and we have yet another dramatic season ahead of us… Is Spain going to ask for a full baillout? Can speculations about “grexit” become a reality ? What will come next? The Eurozone is shifting towards a Banking Union and deeper integration.…

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AID IN ACTION: Myanmar and the EU

23 October - 25 October 2012, Myanmar (Burma) (EuropeAid 2012)

Nowadays, Myanmar is in the news almost daily and, at the very least, weekly. The country’s remarkable reform process has prompted Western governments to lift some limited sanctions, and the EU has made clear that further progress could lead to more movement. The EU’s policy vis-à-vis Myanmar includes significant assistance to the people and the…

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ECFIN seminar for 18 journalists from the Euro-area

17 October - 18 October 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

Summer breaks into autumn as the Euro-area crisis continues to boil over. September will unveil the details of the European Central Bank 's revamped bond-buying programme of troubled countries like Spain and Italy, as well as the verdict of the debt inspectors from the EU, the IMF and the ECB (the so-called troika) on how Greece has been performing…

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Seminar on EU’s humanitarian aid and civil protection policy

15 October - 16 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium (DG ECHO)

The EJC, in cooperation with the DG Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) of the European Commission, is organising a tailor-made seminar for 12 journalists on the occasion of the 20 year anniversary of DG ECHO and the ‘European Development Days’. The seminar, taking place in Brussels on 16-17 October, will bring the work of DG ECHO to the…

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Single market 20 years on

14 October - 14 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium (SINGLE MARKET 2012)

The EU single market celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012. Over the last 20 years, the internal market of the EU has contributed to creating jobs and making Europe increasingly competitive. People, goods, services and money move around the EU freely, however, integration still has some way to go while challenges to deliver social progress and growth…

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Covering the European Development Days 2012

14 October - 16 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium (DEVCO 2012 )

The 7th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place in Brussels on October 16-17, 2012. Coinciding this year with World Food Day, the forum on international affairs and development cooperation will bring together leading figures to discuss and exchange ideas across a broad range of topics. Leading EU political figures will be joined…

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Single market week in Rome

14 October - 15 October 2012, Rome (SINGLE MARKET 2012)

Experience the Single market week in Italy! The European Journalism Centre together with the European Commission- DG MARKT will invite 30 selected journalists to Rome to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Single market. This 2-day seminar will take place on 15-16 October 2012. Invited journalists will learn more about Single market policies, mingle…

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ECFIN seminar for journalists from the EU-27

08 October - 09 October 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

Summer breaks into autumn as the Euro area crisis continues to boil over. September will unveil the details of the European Central Bank's revamped bond-buying programme of troubled countries like Spain and Italy, as well as the verdict of the debt inspectors from the EU, the IMF and the ECB (the so-called Troika) on how Greece has been performing,…

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Trafficking in Human Beings & EU Coverage

23 September - 24 September 2012, Brussels (DG HOME 2012)

Although reliable and comprehensive data-based evidence is often lacking, experts agree that trafficking in persons has significantly increased in recent years. Often, women and men, boys and girls, who find themselves in vulnerable positions are traded for the purpose of sexual exploitation, forced labour, removal of organs, domestic servitude, forced…

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EU's ICT Policy and Digital Agenda

11 September - 12 September 2012, Brussels (EU-Delegation in Japan 2012)

On 13-14 September 2012, the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, will be organising a two-day media seminar titled “EU’s ICT Policy and Digital Agenda”. The event will be held at the International Press Centre in Brussels. The seminar is especially tailored for 12 senior Japanese journalists…

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Single market: view from Strasbourg

10 September - 10 September 2012, Strasbourg (SINGLE MARKET 2012)

Learn more about the Single market achievements and come to France! The European Journalism Centre in cooperation with the European Commission’s DG MARKT is preparing another seminar from the series on the Single market. 30 selected journalists will be invited to come to Strasbourg for this event taking place on 11 September. The Single market is…

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Seminar for EU correspondents in South Africa

14 August - 15 August 2012, Johannesburg/Durban (EuropeAid 2012)

Discover the EU development projects in South Africa! The European Journalism Centre in cooperation with the European Commission and the EU Delegation in South Africa will select 12 journalists to see the most interesting EU actions on the spot. The overall objective of the EU and South Africa cooperation is to reduce the poverty and inequalities in…

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Single market: ways to boost growth

27 June - 28 June 2012, Brussels (SINGLE MARKET 2012)

It has been already 20 years since the Single market was launched under the leadership of Jacques Delors. Twenty years that brought a lot of good news for businesses and consumers, such as cutting mobile phone prices or costs of airline tickets… In Brussels the Single market is considered as one of the main achievements of the European integration…

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Seminar for Euro-area journalists

26 June - 28 June 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

Cutting budgets has been Germany’s main therapy to fight the debt crisis in Europe. And yet recent elections in France and Greece have delivered sharp refusal to those strictly advocating for hardship and austerity. Europeans are now to contemplate a new political scenario in which tough spending rules are to be countered by measures to stimulate…

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EU policies in action: renewable energy, waste management

24 June - 25 June 2012, Vienna, Austria (Enlargement 2012)

A two-day tailor made seminar for journalists from Croatia, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey will be organized in Vienna, Austria, between 25-26 June 2012. Under the theme: “EU policies in action” the seminar will delve into the situation of waste management and renewable energy sectors. The programme will provide an opportunity to meet representatives…

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Seminar on Multiannual EU Budget

13 June - 13 June 2012, Brussels (DG COMM)

The political bargaining over the new multiannual EU budget for 2014-2020 has already started. But there is never a deal without a battle. Especially in net contributors countries, such as the Netherlands, France, Germany or the United Kingdom it becomes very difficult to explain all the complexity of the EU budget. Why should the EU spend the money…

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Single market 20 years on: past, present and future

12 June - 13 June 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark (SINGLE MARKET 2012)

The single market celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012. Over the last 20 years, the internal market of the EU has contributed to creating jobs and making Europe increasingly competitive. However, challenges to deliver social progress and growth are still prevailing in the aftermath of the financial and economic crisis. A two-day tailor made seminar…

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Looking Ahead to the Rio+20

05 June - 07 June 2012, Brussels (EuropeAid 2012)

Two decades after the Rio Earth summit - the first UN conference to address issues relating to development and the environment together - world leaders, heads of state, activists and NGOs will head to Brazil next month for the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. Rio+20 is billed as providing a historic opportunity to define pathways to a…

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The situation of the news media in Russia and the Eastern Partnership countries

05 June - 06 June 2012, Brussels (DG COMM)

The briefing will take place at the European Parliament and the European Commission, with inter alia speakers from the two institutions. The programme will also include visits (in smaller groups) to the AudioVisual Services at the EP and EC, as well as reporting time for the journalists.

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The EU and freedom of expression and media

30 May - 31 May 2012, London, UK (Enlargement 2012)

Under the theme "The EU and freedom of expression and media", the European Journalism Centre organises a seminar for 15 journalists in London on 31 May - 1 June 2012 on behalf of the Directorate General Enlargement of the European Commission. This seminar aims to take a close look at diverse aspects of the freedom of expression and media, with emphasis…

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Covering the Economic Priorities of the Cyprus Presidency

29 May - 31 May 2012, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2012)

The assumption of the Presidency of the EU Council by Cyprus in the second half of 2012 is a challenge, which will enable the country, on the one hand, to show that it is a responsible and equal member state of the EU and, on the other, a member state that has the capabilities to contribute actively in the European integration process. Cyprus will…

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Industrial innovation and competitiveness

28 May - 28 May 2012, Brussels (Enterprise and industry 2012)

There are no doubts that the European Union needs to boost its competitiveness in order to re-launch economic growth, thoroughly challenged by more than 3 years of crisis, but what are the measures taken by the European Commission? Would the EU be able to trigger a new industrial revolution based on innovation? Come to Brussels to listen what the European…

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Covering the 2012 European Consumer Summit

28 May - 28 May 2012, Brussels (DG SANCO 2012)

In a more and more globalised world, understanding the impact of EU policies on peoples' daily lives as consumers is becoming of utmost importance. The European Journalism Centre, together with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers, invites you to apply for a media seminar on the “European Consumer Summit 2012”…

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Background briefing: The State of the European Neighbourhood Policy

13 May - 15 May 2012, Brussels (DEVCO 2012 )

The European Journalism Centre and the European Commission invite you to attend a three-day background briefing on the current state of the European Neighbourhood Policy, the key EU policy framework for its relations with the eastern and southern neighbouring countries. The seminar will take place from 14 – 16 May 2012 in Brussels. Since its launch…

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Press Freedom Debate

10 May - 10 May 2012, Maastricht (Debate)

At the request of the City of Maastricht, and in cooperation with the Foundation Médaille Charlemagne, the European Journalism Centre will host a Press Freedom Debate in Maastricht on Friday 11 May. Russian daily Novaya Gazeta is the winner of the 12th edition of the ‘Karlspreis’ and its editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov will be participating in…

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Seminar for the Euro-area journalists

08 May - 10 May 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

Is Greece out of the woods? And is the forecast for the Eurozone still so gloomy? If you are interested in these discussions, come to Brussels! The European Journalism Centre together with the European Commission’s DG Economic and Financial Affairs will invite 18 journalists from the Euro-area for a 3-day seminar focused on economic crisis. It will…

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Erasmus for All

07 May - 08 May 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark (DG EAC)

The European Journalism Centre and the European Commission invite you to attend the two-day seminar on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Erasmus programme in Copenhagen on 8 and 9 May 2012. The seminar will be held alongside the conference "Celebrating Erasmus 25 years past achievements and future perspectives" organised by the European Commission…

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EU Funding in Practice: agriculture and rural development in Poland

22 April - 23 April 2012, Warsaw, Poland (Enlargement 2012)

A two-day tailor made seminar for Croatian journalists will be organized in Warsaw, Poland, 23-24 April 2012. Under the theme: “EU funding in practice” the seminar will delve into the situation of agriculture and rural development in Poland in the conditions of European integration. Ahead of Croatia’s planned accession to the EU in July 2013,…

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Boosting Energy for Sustainable Development

15 April - 16 April 2012, Brussels (DEVCO 2012 )

Nearly two billion people worldwide have no access to modern energy services. On average, the per capita electricity consumption in developing countries is barely one tenth of that used in the European Union. Sub-Saharan Africa is a dramatic example of inequality - with over 80% of the population having limited access to modern forms of energy - large…

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Understanding the EU and accession negotiations process

28 March - 29 March 2012, Brussels, Belgium (Enlargement 2012)

The seminar focuses on the Iceland's accession negotiation to the European Union, and the programme not only gives an introduction to the EU institutions and its decision-making mechanisms, but also includes the attendance to the Accession Conference which will be held on 30 March. The participants are expected to arrive on 28th March, and leave Brussels…

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SMEs for (Green) Growth

27 March - 27 March 2012, Brussels (Enterprise and industry 2012)

Are SMEs reaping the benefits of being more eco-efficient? Can the eco-market be a profitable business opportunity for them? Are we on our way to the Third Industrial Revolution? The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, is organising this one-day briefing “SMEs…

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Tunisie - Le Printemps Arabe, un an après…

21 March - 23 March 2012, Tunis (EuropeAid)

Il y a plus d’un an, un jeune marchand de fruits et légumes, Mohammed Bouazizi, s’immolait par le feu pour dénoncer les conditions de vie en Tunisie. Sa mort a inspiré des milliers des gens mécontents et furieux et a déclenché un immense soulèvement populaire dans plusieurs pays, mouvement appelé le Printemps Arabe… Depuis, le Président…

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Covering the Spring European Council for Euro-area journalists

29 February - 02 March 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

Will 2012 be an “annus horribilis” for the Eurozone? Or will the Euroclub find its way out of the crisis? The European Journalism Centre on behalf of the European Commission’s DG ECFIN invites journalists from the Eurozone countries to come to Brussels and discuss these questions with EU officials and independent experts. The context of the crisis…

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EU Policies in Action

27 February - 28 February 2012, Lisbon, Portugal (Enlargement 2012)

A two-day tailor-made seminar for Croatian journalists will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, between 27-28 February 2012. 15 journalists representing Croatian online, print and broadcast media will take part in a two-day programme under the theme: EU policies in action. With a strong focus on tourism and fisheries policies, the seminar aims at illustrating…

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Economic Governance and European Growth Prospects

21 February - 21 February 2012, Brussels (DG COMM)

United States of Europe or end of the Eurozone? Discover possible answers soon! The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission's Directorate General Communication, is pleased to invite you to an exclusive 1-day seminar in Brussels on economic governance and Eurozone growth prospects on the 21st of February 2012. The European…

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Background briefing on EU's response to economic and financial challenges

21 February - 23 February 2012, Brussels (ECFIN 2012)

The major economic and fiscal crisis continues to haunt us. The European sovereign debt crisis has prompted intense action by the EU's national governments, the European Central Bank and the European Commission in order to support growth and employment, ensure financial stability and put in place measures of a reinforced EU's economic governance. Against…

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Data Protection

07 February - 07 February 2012, Brussels, Belgium (Europe 2020 seminars)

Data protection is no longer just a national or European concern, but an international topic that cannot be sidelined. While the use of the Internet and mobile applications is ever-increasing, the topic also involves further police cooperation in the fight against terrorism and serious crime. Consequently, the 1995 European Data Protection Directive…

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Eco-innovation

15 December - 15 December 2011, Brussels, Belgium (DG ENV 2011)

On behalf of the European Commission, the European Journalism Centre will organise a seminar on "Eco-Innovation" on 15 December, 2011. Held in Brussels for 15 EU journalists, the event will provide the opportunity for an exclusive meeting with Janez Potočnik, the European Commissioner for the Environment, as well as for meetings with other high…

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Covering the European Development Days 2011

14 December - 16 December 2011, Warsaw (EuropeAid 2011)

Time for change? Proposed shake-up of the EU’s Development Policy post-Arab Spring… Now in their sixth year, the EDDs have become a key event on the international development calendar and a major political discussion forum which brings together former and current Heads of State and Government from Europe and many other parts of the world, especially…

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Economic Priorities of the Danish Presidency

29 November - 01 December 2011, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2011)

In the first half of 2012, Denmark will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European Journalism Centre and the European Commission's DG Economic and Financial Affairs invite you to an exclusive three-day seminar on the “Economic Priorities of the Danish Presidency" taking place in Brussels from 29 November - 1 December 2011.…

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NSK/EJC Fellowship Programme to Japan - deadline extension

21 November - 01 December 2011, Japan (NSK/EJC Fellowship Programme 2011)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in conjunction with the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), the Japanese Association of Newspaper Publishers and Editors, invites you to apply for the NSK-EJC fellowship programme taking place 20 November-2 December 2011. N.B. You cannot apply through ejcseminars.eu, please follow instructions detailed below. Aiming to…

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European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs

14 November - 15 November 2011, Warsaw, Poland (Enterprise and Industry 2011)

Meet the women who follow their dreams! In times of economic crises and rising unemployment, people want to hear of success stories more than ever before… The European Journalism Centre, in partnership with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, will organise a 2-day press seminar in Warsaw from 14-15 November…

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Covering the Third International Conference on Space Exploration - First meeting of the High-level International Space Exploration Platform

09 November - 10 November 2011, Lucca, Italy (Enterprise & Industry)

Raise your eyes to the stars! The European Journalism Centre, in partnership with the European Commission, offers you the opportunity to follow the Third International Conference on Space Exploration, taking place in Lucca, Italy, from 9-10 November 2011. This conference will launch an International Platform aiming to build a policy-level dialogue…

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ECFIN seminar on EU's response to economic and financial challenges

08 November - 10 November 2011, Brussels (ECFIN 2011)

The major economic and fiscal crisis continues to haunt us. The European sovereign debt crisis has prompted intense action by the EU's national governments, the European Central Bank and the European Commission in order to support growth and employment, ensure financial stability and put in place measures of a reinforced EU's economic governance. Against…

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Europe 2020: Contract Law seminar

19 October - 19 October 2011, Brussels, Belgium (Europe 2020 seminars)

European Contract Law (now termed: "Sales" Law) is one of the Europe 2020 strategic priorities, tying with the completion of the single market in Europe. This autumn, a proposal on the new legal instrument is planned to be adopted. This EU-wide optional law will have a significant influence on cross-border transactions between business and suppliers…

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Future of EU development policy

17 October - 19 October 2011, Brussels (EuropeAid 2011)

This seminar is an information event on the future of EU development policy, including EC speakers, stakeholders, MEPs, and a speaker from the field. 15 Journalists from EU-27 countries are invited to this seminar taking place in Brussels on 18-20 October, 2011. This three-day seminar is organised by the European Journalism Centre in partnership with…

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Summit European SME Week

06 October - 06 October 2011, Brussels (Enterprise & Industry)

The contribution of entrepreneurship to Europe’s welfare, jobs innovation and competitiveness will be debated during the European SME Week Summit held in Brussels on 7 October. The European Journalism Centre invites 30 journalists to join the discussion with officials from the European Commission, European Parliament, as well as entrepreneurs and…

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Economic and Financial briefing for Euro Area journalists

03 October - 05 October 2011, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2011)

In the midst of ongoing turbulence in financial markets, sluggish growth and elevating debt, the European Journalism Centre is organising in early October, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, an exclusive programme for journalists specialising in economic and financial issues from the Euro Zone-17 countries.…

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Covering the Polish Presidency: Environmental Priorities

28 September - 29 September 2011, Brussels (DG ENV 2011)

The second semester of 2011 will see Poland taking on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time in history. Environmental priorities of the Polish presidency, in addition to the rational use of natural resources and climate change prevention, include goals such as Europe's adaptation to these changes and preparing a new…

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Covering the Polish Presidency for Catalan Media

20 September - 21 September 2011, Warsaw, Poland (Catalan media)

As the largest of the eight post-Communist countries to become a full member of the EU in 2004, Poland hopes that its upcoming EU presidency will complete its transformation from a newcomer to being at the helm of the European Union. Despite that Poland is outside of the Eurozone, yet looking to come in, it will not be automatically privy to discussions…

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Press visit for Turkish journalists

14 September - 21 September 2011, Ankara & Luxembourg (MFA Luxembourg)

For EU affairs, many people think of Brussels and Strasbourg, the European Commission and European Parliament. Yet the history of European integration began neither in Brussels nor Strasbourg - it began in Luxembourg, the birthplace of Robert Schuman. Luxembourg is home to several institutions: the European Court of Justice, the European Investment…

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KPF/EJC Fellowship Programme

21 August - 02 September 2011, South Korea (KPF/NSK Fellowship 2011)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC), in conjunction with the Korea Press Foundation (KPF), invites you to apply for the KPF/EJC fellowship programme taking place between 22nd August and 3rd September 2011. Aiming to promote a better understanding of Korea, this 2-week programme, held in South Korea, will feature a series of seminars led by specialists.…

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Economic Priorities of the Polish Presidency

16 May - 18 May 2011, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2011)

Coinciding with the beginning of the EU budget negotiations for 2014-2010, the second half of 2011 will see Poland taking on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time in history. Already the improvement of European economic governance and the return to sustainable economic growth shape up as major priorities for the Polish…

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Platform Against Poverty: Policy briefing for journalists

12 May - 13 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium (Europe 2020 seminars)

In 2008, more than 80 million people across the European Union lived below the poverty line, a situation that has been further worsened by the economic crisis and many countries have seen public budgets reducing. New innovative and participative actions are needed to address poverty. Tailored for 30 journalists coming from the EU-27, this seminar will…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Minority Protection on the Road to Democratisation

10 May - 14 May 2011, Brussels & Chisinau (European Neighbourhood Policy 2011)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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Youth on the Move

07 May - 08 May 2011, Florence, Italy (DG EAC)

Young people have been hit particularly hard by the recent social and economic crisis. According to latest EU figures, five million young Europeans are looking for a job. Many of them will miss opportunities because they lack the right qualifications or experience. In response, the European Commission recently launched its “Youth on the Move” initiative,…

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Agriculture and Food Security: The EU's External Response

03 May - 05 May 2011, Brussels (EuropeAid 2011)

The volatility of food prices accompanied by the energy and financial crisis put millions of people in the world’s poorest countries at extreme risk from hunger and malnutrition. To which extent is the EU engaged in the achievement of MDG number 1 - reducing by half the the number of people malnourished? With over 70 per cent of world's poor living…

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Building a European Area for Justice

01 May - 03 May 2011, Brussels (Justice Affairs)

Justice, fundamental rights and security for EU citizens: An outlook on upcoming policies Justice, fundamental rights and security issues close to the EU citizens will be the focus of this seminar in Brussels. Specific themes include victims rights, Roma policies, data protection and procedural rights - initiatives ensuring legal certainty and a level-playing…

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EU External Action on Climate Change - Green Energy for the Poor and for the Planet

12 April - 14 April 2011, Brussels (EuropeAid 2011)

Climate Change threatens to exacerbate current challenges to the achievement of MDGs. At the same time, there is a link between access to energy and fighting poverty. EU's external aid providers try to combine access to energy necessary for the achievement of the MDGs with an increased political awareness among decision makers on the role energy can…

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The Global Role of the Euro for Asian journalists

05 April - 08 April 2011, Brussels & Frankfurt (ECFIN 2011)

Over the last ten years, the euro has achieved a generally accepted status as a leading currency, presenting economic policy makers with unprecedented opportunities and challenging the US dollar as the world’s top reserve currency. Despite the global financial turmoil, the European currency has maintained a relative stability and a high exchange…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: The Peace Process and Beyond

28 March - 01 April 2011, Brussels & Tel Aviv (European Neighbourhood Policy 2011)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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The EU at Work

27 March - 29 March 2011, Brussels (Enlargement 2011)

In co-operation with the European Commission, DG Enlargement, the EJC will organise a seminar for 12 Albanian journalists. They will be briefed on basic EU mechanisms, decision-making processes, EU institutions, communications structures, all related to the enlargement and adhesion process aspects. Each seminar day also includes time for reporting…

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Climate Action: Water Conference

23 March - 24 March 2011, Budapest, Hungary (Climate Action)

Water and the integrated and sustainable management of extreme water related events are amongst the priorities of the Hungarian EU Presidency during the first half of 2011. The European Journalism Centre, in co-operation with the European Commission, will bring to Budapest 60 journalists coming from the EU-27 to a Water focused conference. Held between…

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Ecfin briefing for Non Euro Area journalists

14 March - 16 March 2011, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2011)

This is a decisive moment for the EU. The Eurozone is at a crossroads and public support for both the euro and the EU is corroding. Tackling the crisis stretched governments’ solvency to breaking points. The aggravation of Europe’s debt problems is provoking political conflict both within Member States and between them. Who bears the bank losses,…

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New Skills and Jobs

10 March - 11 March 2011, Brussels, Belgium (Europe 2020 seminars)

The recent economic crisis has brought the employment rate across the EU down to 69%, and the unemployment rate up to 10%. Under the EU’s growth strategy for the coming decade (Europe 2020), the European Union has agreed on an employment rate target for women and men of 75% for the 20-64 years age group by 2020. The European Journalism Centre in…

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EU External Cooperation in Action: Empowering Women to Reduce Poverty

28 February - 02 March 2011, Brussels (EuropeAid 2011)

Gender equality is essential for growth and poverty reduction, and it is key to reaching the Millennium Development Goals. However, gender inequalities are still entrenched in many cultural, social and political systems. In the developing world, women suffer disproportionately from poverty and its related ills, such as malnutrition, poor health and…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Eastern Partnership, Enhancing Cooperation and Integration

28 February - 04 March 2011, Brussels & Yerevan (European Neighbourhood Policy 2011)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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EU Sport Forum 2011

21 February - 23 February 2011, Budapest, Hungary (EU Sport Forum)

The European Journalism Centre and the European Commission are organising an exclusive three-day seminar for EU sport journalists on Europe's sport agenda in Budapest, 21-23 February 2011, held alongside the first ever public EU Sport Forum. Threats both new and old are affecting the industry as never before: from match fixing to doping, youth exploitation…

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Covering the Hungarian Presidency for Catalan media

07 February - 08 February 2011, Budapest (Catalan media)

Hungary will set the European Union's agenda during the first half of 2011. Several challenges await the Eastern European country. The number one issue is likely to be how to exit from the economic crisis and how to create sustainable growth. Also on the itinerary will be the accession negotiations with Croatia and Iceland; the harmonisation of national…

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EcFin Briefing for Euro Area Journalists

07 February - 09 February 2011, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

In the midst of ongoing turbulence in Greece and Ireland on one hand and the fresh adoption of the Euro by Estonia on the other, the European Journalism Centre is organising in early February, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, an exclusive programme for journalists specialising in economic and financial…

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EU Environment Policy – Anticipating the Hungarian EU Presidency

14 December - 15 December 2010, Brussels (Pre-Presidency briefings on EU environment policy)

Tailored for reporters covering environment in Hungarian media, this seminar will focus on the environmental priorities of the upcoming Hungarian EU presidency. At the end of the International Year of Biodiversity and following two key conferences - the October Nagoya conference on biodiversity and the December Cancun summit on climate change - the…

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Covering the European Development Days

06 December - 08 December 2010, Brussels (EU Development Policy)

Looking for the latest news and ideas on European policy and innovation in the developing world? Then join us at the 5th annual European Development Days (EDD) event in Brussels December 6-8, 2010. It brings together leading figures from the area of international relations and development to discuss and exchange ideas across a broad range of international…

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Economic Priorities of the Hungarian Presidency

06 December - 08 December 2010, BE (Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

The European Journalism Centre and the European Commission's DG ECFIN invite you to an exclusive three-day seminar on "The Economic Priorities of the Hungarian Presidency" taking place in Brussels on the 6-8 December, 2010. Targeted to 15 invited journalists covering economic issues in the Hungarian media, this seminar focuses on the economic priorities…

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Young Reporters Against Poverty competition

03 December - 07 December 2010, Brussels (EuropeAid 2009/2010)

DO YOU WANT TO BE A YOUNG REPORTER AGAINST POVERTY? The European Journalism Centre invites you to be part of the first Europe-wide competition for journalism students passionate about development issues – Young Reporters Against Poverty http://www.youngreporters.net Participate in the YRAP competition and…

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The Global Role of the Euro

29 November - 02 December 2010, Brussels & Frankfurt ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

The euro, as both competitor and collaborator to the dollar, plays an important role in the global market. The common currency is creating the potential for a bipolar international monetary system offering unprecedented challenges and opportunities to economic policy-makers. Ten years after its establishment, the euro has been very successful as a…

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Ecfin briefing for Non Euro Area journalists

16 November - 18 November 2010, Brussels ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

It has been five months since Greece nearly brought an end to the euro. The debate on how to ensure that such a consequence is never realised went beyond the physical and metaphorical boundaries of the euro area. Among the first interested with the crisis' outcome were the EU Member States (MS) who have not adopted the common European currency. As…

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Africa-EU Partnership

08 November - 10 November 2010, Brussels, Belgium (EU Development Policy)

At an estimated EUR 49 billion, the European Commission and EU Member States provide more than half of all official global development aid, yet in a recent survey among Europeans, the EU trailed behind the UN and World Bank for being best suited to carry out development policy. Is this due to an information gap on the role of the EU as a global actor…

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Covering the Europe INNOVA Conference

25 October - 27 October 2010, Liège (Enterprise & Industry 2010)

In recent years Europe, along with the rest of the globe, has had to confront an unprecedented crisis affecting all sectors of the economy. This crisis and the European Union’s determination to recover will show how Europe must evolve and ensure that it is stronger and better prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. The 3rd Europe INNOVA…

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Conference on Space Exploration at Ministerial Level

19 October - 20 October 2010, Brussels (Enterprise & Industry 2010)

On behalf of the European Journalism Centre, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming Conference on Space Exploration at Ministerial Level. In order for Europe to shape its position on space exploration in the global arena it still needs to define a joint European vision and strategy. An informal meeting between European ministers…

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European Neighbourhood Policy : Energy Deals & Greener Policies

11 October - 15 October 2010, Brussels & Baku (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

After gaining independence in 1991, Azerbaijan has gone from being one of the poorest Soviet republics to eventually reaching a double digit GDP growth rate due to its oil and gas resources. Economically, the country’s most important sectors are oil and gas – providing half of its GDP, as well as agriculture - bringing livelihood to just under…

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Covering the Enterprise Europe Network

11 October - 13 October 2010, Antwerp, Belgium (Enterprise & Industry 2010)

With the help of Enterprise Europe Network, small and medium enterprises (SME's) can make a splash in the European marketplace and thus become more international and innovative. Working through more than 581 entities from across 45 countries, this network connects small organisations and assists them to make the most of the business opportunities.…

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European Neighbourhood Policy : Neighbouring Energy

27 September - 01 October 2010, Brussels & Kiev (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

Five years after the Orange Revolution put Ukraine on the path towards a European-style government, where will a newly elected president direct the country? With critical gas pipelines running across Ukraine to supply the EU, how will government policies affect the EU’s long term energy security? Two presidential elections and three gas cut-offs…

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SPECIAL BRIEFING on EU Economic and Financial Priorities for Euro Area countries

26 September - 28 September 2010, Brussels ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a last-minute exclusive programme for journalists specialising in economic and financial issues throughout the Euro zone as well as from the opt-out EU member states. This sudden briefing will take place in Brussels from…

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EJC-NSK Fellowship Programme

25 September - 07 October 2010, Japan (EJC-NSK Fellowship 2010)

Together with the Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), the Association of Newspaper Publishers and Editors of Japan, the European Journalism Centre (EJC) invites you to apply for the NSK-EJC fellowship programme taking place between 26 September - 8 October 2010. Aiming to promote a better understanding of Japan, the programme features seminars led by top lecturers…

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Covering the Security Research Conference

21 September - 22 September 2010, Ostende (Enterprise and Industry)

Security research plays a crucial role in responding to terrorism, organised crime and natural disasters. The annual European Security Research Conference has remained since its start a crucial part in the evolution of civil European security research. Held in Ostende from the 22th to 24th of September 2010, this year's edition will be organised by…

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EJC-KPF Fellowship Programme

23 August - 04 September 2010, South Korea (EJC-KPF Fellowship 2010)

Together with the Korea Press Foundation (KPF), the European Journalism Centre (EJC) invites you to apply for the EJC-KPF Fellowship Programme taking place between 24 August- 5 September 2010. Aiming to promote a better understanding of South Korea, the programme features seminars led by top lecturers about politics, economics and culture, complemented…

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European Neighbourhood Policy : Challenges for Democracy & Stability

19 July - 23 July 2010, Brussels & Minsk (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

Teetering between Russia and the EU, Belarus is poised to gain more political support from the latter and keen on becoming less economically reliant on the former. After the initial rapprochement of late 2008 with the former Soviet Republic, Brussels wants deeper involvement from Belarus' President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, firmly in power since 1994.…

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The Lisbon Treaty for national audiovisual journalists

11 July - 12 July 2010, Brussels (Lisbon Treaty)

The Lisbon Treaty has been in force since 1 December 2009 but many of the new features still need to be worked out. Throughout the spring and early summer of 2010, the European Journalism Centre (EJC), in co-operation with the European Commission, is organising a series of seminars for journalists from the European Union's member states on how the…

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Ready for the Euro - Seminar for Estonian journalists

11 July - 13 July 2010, Brussels ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

While the Greek debt crisis has caused the strongest and most serious challenge to the European currency in its 10 year existance, it isn't all bad news. According to the recently released convergence report of the European Commission, Estonia is ready for euro. The EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn, is recommending that…

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The Global role of the Euro for Western Balkans

11 July - 13 July 2010, Brussels ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

More than ever, Europe’s monetary union is being tested to its limits. Will the tensions prove temporary? Might they bring improvements? Or will they destroy the euro-area? Answers to these questions should be in everybody's mind when Western Balkans journalists gather in Brussels from 12 to 14 July to attend the upcoming European Journalism Centre-European…

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European Neighbourhood Policy : Boosting Business & Research

27 June - 01 July 2010, Brussels & Tel Aviv (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

Israel boasts a thriving knowledge-based economy, with investments in R&D steadily above 4 % of GDP over the past years. In the coming months, the country is expected to join other industrialised nations in the OECD, an official confirmation that Israel is a developed nation. What lies behind the economic success created by this young nation, existing…

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The Lisbon Treaty for national journalists

21 June - 22 June 2010, Brussels (Lisbon Treaty)

The Lisbon Treaty has been in force since 1 December 2009 but many of the new features still need to be worked out. Throughout the spring and early summer of 2010, the European Journalism Centre (EJC), in co-operation with the European Commission, is organising a series of seminars for journalists from the European Union's member states on how the…

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EU-ACP Trade Policy (for ACP journalists based in the EU 27 member states)

20 June - 21 June 2010, Brussels and Antwerp (Trade)

Trade relations between European Union and countries from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions have never been simple or harmonious. In the wake of the global economic and financial crisis, ongoing negotiations over so-called Economic Partnerships Agreements (EPAs) have led to often-heated debates over perceived EU intentions and ACP limitations.…

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Politique européenne de voisinage : Sur la Voie du Statut Avancé

13 June - 17 June 2010, Bruxelles et Rabat (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

Grâce à une série de réformes accélérées, le Maroc, partenaire privilégié de l’Union Européenne, jouit d’un Statut Avancé au sein de la Politique Européenne de Voisinage depuis octobre 2008. C’est aussi le pays qui bénéficie le plus d’aides parmi les états voisins qui font partie de la PEV. Le Statut Avancé prévoit un développement…

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The Lisbon Treaty for regional audiovisual journalists

13 June - 14 June 2010, Brussels (Lisbon Treaty)

The Lisbon Treaty has been in force since 1 December 2009 but many of the new features still need to be worked out. Throughout the spring and early summer of 2010, the European Journalism Centre (EJC), in co-operation with the European Commission, is organising a series of seminars for journalists from the European Union\'s member states on how the…

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EU External Co-operation in Action: Climate Change & Biodiversity - Is EU aid going green?

31 May - 02 June 2010, Brussels (EuropeAid 2009/2010)

The state of EU aid focusing on the reciprocal topics climate change and biodiversity will be the focal point of this briefing. Six months after the UN Climate Change Conference, discussions will examine the EU's response in light of the commitments set out in Copenhagen. The programme will also allow journalists to report from the EU Green Week -…

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Politique européenne de voisinage : Sur la Voie des Réformes Economiques

30 May - 03 June 2010, Bruxelles et Tunis (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

Depuis son indépendance en 1956 et n’ayant eu que deux dirigeants depuis lors, la Tunisie a montré peu d’enthousiasme à l’égard de changements politiques. Cependant, un flot constant de réformes économiques et sociales a amélioré le quotidien de ses citoyens. Néanmoins, la Tunisie témoigne toujours de l’un des indices de pauvreté…

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The Lisbon Treaty for regional EU journalists (written press)

26 May - 27 May 2010, Brussels (Lisbon Treaty)

The Lisbon Treaty has been in force since 1 December 2009, but many of the new features still need to be worked out. Throughout the spring and early summer of 2010, the European Journalism Centre (EJC), in co-operation with the European Commission, is organising a series of seminars for journalists from the European Union\'s member states on how the…

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SME: The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship

24 May - 24 May 2010, Brussels (Enterprise & Industry)

The European Journalism Centre is organising in Brussels on 25 May in a mini-conference, which will be linked to the start and opening event of the European SME week 2010 'The Many Faces of Entrepreneurship'. Specific themes this year are women's entrepreneurship and diversity. During the evening programme participants will have an exclusive meeting…

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Economic Priorities of the Belgian Presidency

17 May - 19 May 2010, Brussels ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

How has Europe handled the recent financial and economic crisis to date? What next steps should be taken by the Belgian Presidency to spur action by the EU-27 to control the economic and financial damage already done? Which impact will the financial crisis in Greece have on the Euro Area countries, including in particular Belgium? What other “problem…

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Briefing for non Euro Area journalists

09 May - 11 May 2010, Brussels ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

The European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission is organising a three-day information briefing specifically tailored for journalists coming from the new EU Member States who have not yet adopted the euro. What are the economic challenges for the new EU Member States? Is an enlargement…

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The Lisbon Treaty for regional journalists (written press)

09 May - 10 May 2010, Brussels (Lisbon Treaty)

The Lisbon Treaty has been in force since 1 December 2009 but many of the new features still need to be worked out. Throughout the spring and early summer of 2010, the European Journalism Centre (EJC), in co-operation with the European Commission, is organising a series of seminars for journalists from the European Union's member states on how the…

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European Neighbourhood Policy : A Rosy Future?

12 April - 16 April 2010, Brussels & Tbilisi (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

According to international obligations, Georgia is set on giving its media more freedom, re-balancing power between the legislature and the executive and seeking a peaceful resolution of its internal conflicts. Mikhail Saakashvilli, Georgia’s charismatic and ambitious president has been in power since the Rose Revolution of 2003. Will he secure a…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Investing in the Future

22 March - 26 March 2010, Brussels & Damascus (European Neighbourhood Policy 2010)

In 2010 Syria marks the 10th year of Bashar al-Assad's Presidency. During this decade Syria has prioritised economic rather than political reform, working towards creating a ‘social market economy’ with reform measures that have included the liberalisation of banking, prices and trade. The challenges facing Syria in this process include coping…

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Exiting the crisis: Europe 2020

15 March - 16 March 2010, Brussels (Financial Journalism)

For regional journalists: As the recovery of the global economy is still hanging on the balance, the European Commission is preparing successor to the Lisbon Strategy – the “Europe 2020” strategy – which aims for a smarter, greener and more innovative economy. The Strategy is to be adopted by the heads of state at the upcoming March and June…

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ECFIN seminaire pour journalistes de la Zone Euro

02 March - 05 March 2010, Bruxelles & Frankfort ( Economic and Financial Policy 2010)

La Direction Générale Économie et Finances de la Commission Européenne et le Centre Européen de Journalisme organisent un séminaire en français pour une quinzaine de journalistes des pays de la zone euro du 2 au 5 mars 2010 à Bruxelles et Frankfort. Les participants auront l’occasion de rencontrer des experts et des membres des institutions…

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What future for agriculture in Europe? Briefing for Irish journalists

25 February - 26 February 2010, Brussels (Eurocourses 2010)

The common agricultural policy of the EU is expected to change significantly within a few years time. Both budgetary constrains, environmental considerations and world trade rules make reform inevitable and the discussions on how to tackle this challenge is already under way. The EJC is organising a two-day briefing for Irish journalists to shed some…

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EU External Co-operation in Action: Food & Water (In)Security

22 February - 24 February 2010, Brussels (EuropeAid 2009/2010)

With ever increasing populations, the availability of food and water is a growing concern for many countries. Overall, this briefing will focus on the EU’s response to fluctuating food costs and water shortages in developing countries. The programme will cover aid projects addressing these issues while additionally tackling relevant subjects such…

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Política Medioambiental de la UE - Anticipación a la Presidencia Rotatoria Española

03 February - 04 February 2010, Brussels (Pre-Presidency briefings on EU environment policy)

Específicamente diseñado para profesionales que cubren temas medio ambientales, el seminario versará sobre las prioridades en política medioambiental durante la presidencia rotatoria española. El programa le dará a los participantes la oportunidad de debatir con expertos, europarlamentarios y otros colegas asuntos como la estrategia europea para…

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EU-Belarus relations

07 December - 11 December 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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The economic agenda of the Spanish Presidency of the EU

01 December - 04 December 2009, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

The forthcoming Spanish Presidency of the EU will have to face many challenges on the economic agenda as how to restore confidence in the financial markets, combat the negative impact of the crisis and create long-term solutions for sustainable growth and employment. A key issue is therefore to discuss how Member States can regain order in public finances.…

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Seminar for Dutch journalism students from the Hogeschool Utrecht

23 November - 25 November 2009, Brussels (Eurocourses 2009)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with the European Commission's Representation in The Netherlands, a press visit for journalism students from the the Hogeschool Utrecht. The programme will include meetings with officials of the European Commission, external experts and Brussels-based correspondents. The seminar will give…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Energy & sustainable development

17 November - 21 November 2009, Brussels & Baku (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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EU-Russia relations

15 November - 18 November 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Covering the Crisis

09 November - 10 November 2009, Brussels (Tuition seminars)

The EJC is organizing an international conference in Brussels about the financial crisis. The conference seeks to review and analyze the wider relationship between the media and current financial and economic developments. It will bring together financial journalists, politicians, financial regulators, fund managers, ratings agencies, financial PR…

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Joining the Euro: New Member States

09 November - 10 November 2009, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

Why should an EU country join the euro? Does it make political and economic sense? What’s the point of having an EU single currency in the first place? To tackle these and other pressing questions, journalists from EU Member States that have not yet adopted the euro are invited to attend a three-day seminar on 9-11 November, in Brussels, organised…

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Seminar for Euro Area journalists (Brussels and Frankfurt)

03 November - 06 November 2009, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a special four-day seminar especially tailored to journalists specializing in economic and financial issues from the Euro zone countries as well as from the opt-out EU member states. The briefing (conducted in English) will…

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EU External Co-operation in Action: Aid in Motion - European Development Days

20 October - 22 October 2009, Stockholm (EuropeAid 2009/2010)

This 4th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will bring together major players from all over the world for debates on aid and development. Covering themes on climate change, energy efficiency, democracy, and the global recession, the conference will offer insight into Europe's role as well as the progress made across developing countries.…

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Press visit of Montenegrin journalists

17 October - 24 October 2009, Podgorica & Luxembourg (MFA Luxembourg)

For EU affairs, many people think of Brussels and Strasbourg, the European Commission and European Parliament. Yet the history of European integration began neither in Brussels nor Strasbourg - it began in Luxembourg, the birthplace of Robert Schuman. Luxembourg is home to several institutions: the European Court of Justice, the European Investment…

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Innovations in Youth Media and Next Generation Classroom

14 October - 15 October 2009, Maastricht (Innovations in Youth Media and Lerning Systems)

The European Journalism Centre is organising another two-day event in our series of conferences on issues affecting the innovation ecosystem. The first day, 15 October, will focus on Innovations in Youth Media and explore how basic information, networks, entertainment, user-generated content and classic content can be combined to create new and significant…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Modernisation and social development

11 October - 15 October 2009, Brussels & Cairo (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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EU-India relations

11 October - 14 October 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Press visit of Macedonian journalists

07 October - 14 October 2009, Skopje & Luxembourg (MFA Luxembourg)

For EU affairs, many people think of Brussels and Strasbourg, the European Commission and European Parliament. Yet the history of European integration began neither in Brussels nor Strasbourg - it began in Luxembourg, the birthplace of Robert Schuman. Luxembourg is home to several institutions: the European Court of Justice, the European Investment…

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EU-Syria relations

05 October - 09 October 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

04 October - 05 October 2009, Stockholm (Enterprise and Industry)

The entrepreneurial potential of women constitutes an underdeveloped source of economic growth and of new jobs. They represent, on average, 30 per cent of entrepreneurs in the European Union but often face greater difficulties than men in starting up businesses and in accessing finance and training. The European Journalism Centre and the Directorate-General…

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Covering the Swedish EU Presidency - Seminar for journalists from Spain

03 October - 05 October 2009, Stockholm (Eurocourses 2009)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with the European Commission's Representation in Barcelona, a press visit for Spanish regional journalists (from Catalonia and Balearic Islands) to Stockholm. The aim of the seminar is to discuss the hot topics on the agenda of the Swedish EU presidency. In this regard, journalists will…

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EU-Brazil relations

28 September - 02 October 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Covering the Security Research Conference

28 September - 28 September 2009, Stockholm (Enterprise and Industry)

A one day briefing for journalists organised within the context of the European Security Research Conference in Stockholm, an event set up under the Swedish Presidency of the European Union. With the support of the European Commission, the conference will bring together more than 1200 representatives from the world of research, industry and security…

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Join the NSK-EJC Fellowship Programme

26 September - 08 October 2009, Japan (NSK-EJC)

The EJC and Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), the Association of Newspaper Publishers and Editors of Japan, invite you to apply for the NSK-EJC fellowship programme from 27 September- 9 October 2009. The programme has seminars on Japanese politics, economics and culture, and a three-day group tour of Japanese cultural highlights. NSK will cover the cost…

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Press visit of Croatian journalists

23 September - 30 September 2009, Zagreb & Luxembourg (MFA Luxembourg)

For EU affairs, many people think of Brussels and Strasbourg, the European Commission and European Parliament. Yet the history of European integration began neither in Brussels nor Strasbourg - it began in Luxembourg, the birthplace of Robert Schuman. Luxembourg is home to several institutions: the European Court of Justice, the European Investment…

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Press visit of Turkish journalists

23 September - 30 September 2009, Ankara & Luxmebourg (MFA Luxembourg)

For EU affairs, many people think of Brussels and Strasbourg, the European Commission and European Parliament. Yet the history of European integration began neither in Brussels nor Strasbourg - it began in Luxembourg, the birthplace of Robert Schuman. Luxembourg is home to several institutions: the European Court of Justice, the European Investment…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Migration and regional stability

21 September - 25 September 2009, Brussels & Chisinau (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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Economic Priorities of the Swedish Presidency

31 August - 02 September 2009, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

This seminar is tailored to Scandinavian journalists covering economics, finance and business issues: it is organised by the European Journalism Centre in cooperation with the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs. The three day event (1-3 September) will be held in Brussels and will focus on the hottest issues…

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KPF-EJC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

18 August - 28 August 2009, South Korea (KPF-EJC)

The KPF-EJC Fellowship Programme was set up by the Korea Press Foundation and the European Journalism Centre to promote journalistic exchange and to foster dialogue between journalists from the Republic of Korea and the European Union member states. The 2009 edition of the KPF-EJC Fellowship Programme will take place in Korea from the 19 till 29 August.…

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EU External Co-operation in Action: Special focus on Good Governance, Democracy & Peace

05 July - 07 July 2009, Brussels (EuropeAid 2009)

The EU and its Member States are the world’s biggest donors of aid, providing more than 50% of the money spent globally to help poor countries. Part of this aid is channeled through EU-funded projects worldwide where the European Commission is responsible for delivery and results. How effective are current EU aid mechanisms? Do they represent value…

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ECFIN briefing for women media

05 July - 06 July 2009, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

The financial and economic crisis is constructed on the same lines of the existing divides within society. Women are particularly vulnerable during this economic downturn because of their marginalized economic status. They still earn less than men and they are less likely to hold leadership positions in business and government. They are more likely…

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EU Environment Policy – Anticipating the Swedish EU Presidency

22 June - 23 June 2009, Brussels (Pre-Presidency briefings on EU environment policy)

The European Journalism Centre in co-operation and the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General are organizing a special two-day seminar on the EU Environment policy. The briefing will take place in Brussels the 23 and 24 June 2009 during the Green Week Conference 2009. The seminar will focus on the EU Environment Policy of the forthcoming…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: The Middle East conflict

21 June - 25 June 2009, Brussels & Tel Aviv (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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The Global Role of the Euro

01 June - 04 June 2009, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

The European Journalism Centre organises a four-day seminar, especially tailored to Latin American journalists, taking place in Brussels, as well as Frankfurt, from 2 - 5 June 2009. It will focus on the Global Role of the Euro. Participants will have the opportunity to meet European institutions experts and attend the press conference of the President…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: The Middle East conflict

24 May - 28 May 2009, Brussels & Jerusalem (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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Joining the Euro: New Member States

12 May - 14 May 2009, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

In cooperation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, the European journalism Centre is organising a three-day information briefing specifically tailored for journalists coming from the new EU Member States preparing to adopt the single currency. The briefing will take place from the 13 to 15 May 2009 in Brussels and will…

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EP Elections for women magazines & gender news desks

10 May - 11 May 2009, Brussels (EP Elections 2009)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is organising a two-day seminar, ahead of June’s European Elections, on the pressing question of continuing absence of women from leadership positions in Europe despite EU's good legislative record on gender equality. In the meanwhile, the EU is about to appoint new faces for its top jobs but it is highly unlikely…

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Entrepreneurship in Europe

05 May - 05 May 2009, Brussels (Enterprise and Industry)

This seminar deals with the European shortage of innovative business startups. Too few Europeans wants to start their own business, partly because of obstacles and lack of finance, partly for cultural reasons. The problem exist in all EU countries and is particularly serious in the context of the current financial crisis. Organizers are European Journalism…

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ECFIN seminar for Euro Area journalists (Brussels & Frankfurt)

03 May - 07 May 2009, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2009)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a special five-day seminar especially tailored to journalists specializing in economic and financial issues from the Euro zone countries as well as from the opt-out EU member states. The briefing (conducted in English) will…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Regional security and European integration

20 April - 24 April 2009, Brussels & Yerevan (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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EU-Southern Caucasus relations

20 April - 24 April 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Interfacing Innovation

19 April - 22 April 2009, Brussels (EAC/EIT)

You are cordially invited to an international conference on creativity and innovation from 19-22 April 2009, to be held in Brussels by the EJC and the European Commission’s DG Education and Culture. With a particular focus on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the programme will also examine the history of innovation;…

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Covering the European Parliament Elections

30 March - 31 March 2009, Brussels (EP Elections 2009)

Between 4 and 7 June 2009, citizens of the European Union will be called upon to elect, for the seventh time, their representatives to the European Parliament, which will at that time be celebrating thirty years of election by direct universal suffrage. This briefing will offer regional journalists from the EU 27 Member States access to in-depth information…

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EP Elections for women magazines & gender news desks

29 March - 30 March 2009, Brussels (EP Elections 2009)

In three months time, Europeans will elect a new common Parliament. Do women care? The EU is about to appoint new faces for its top jobs. But where are the women? In 50 years there has never been a female President of Commission and only two female Presidents of the Parliament.Is there such a thing as a “male cartel” in Europe's politics? On behalf…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Energy and security

23 March - 27 March 2009, Brussels & Kiev (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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Newsroom Management workshop

18 March - 20 March 2009, Maastricht (Tuition seminars)

This unique three-day workshop offers you the opportunity to brush up on your management techniques, test them in discussions and role-play, and find out how other managers deal with the challenge of motivating staff and running an efficient newsroom. The practical workshop is run by Per Andersson, former editor of the Swedish Channel 1 news programme…

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EU External Co-operation in Action - special focus on Climate Change

16 March - 18 March 2009, Brussels (EuropeAid 2008/2009)

Information briefing for journalists EU External Co-operation in Action: Special focus on Climate change The EU is the world's biggest donor of aid, fighting poverty while supporting peace, democracy and security. Backed by the EC's EuropeAid Co-operation Office, the European Journalism Centre is holding a special briefing on 16-18 March 2009. This…

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Covering the European Parliament Elections

16 March - 17 March 2009, Brussels (EP Elections 2009)

Between 4 and 7 June 2009, citizens of the European Union will be called upon to elect, for the seventh time, their representatives to the European Parliament, which will at that time be celebrating thirty years of election by direct universal suffrage. This briefing will offer regional journalists from the EU 27 Member States access to in-depth information…

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EU-Morocco relations

16 March - 19 March 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Covering the European Parliament Elections

02 March - 03 March 2009, Brussels (EP Elections 2009)

Between 4 and 7 June 2009, citizens of the European Union will be called upon to elect, for the seventh time, their representatives to the European Parliament, which will at that time be celebrating thirty years of election by direct universal suffrage. This briefing will offer journalists from the EU 27 Member States access to in-depth information…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Good governance and economic reform

23 February - 27 February 2009, Brussels & Damascus (European Neighbourhood Policy 2009)

The European Union shares its borders with countries facing many challenges. It cannot afford to be indifferent to the arc of instability that runs from Belarus to North Africa, passing through Ukraine, Moldova, the Western Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East. With the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the EU has reached out to its neighbours…

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Covering the European Parliament Elections

16 February - 17 February 2009, Brussels (EP Elections 2009)

Between 4 and 7 June 2009, citizens of the European Union will be called upon to elect, for the seventh time, their representatives to the European Parliament, which will at that time be celebrating thirty years of election by direct universal suffrage. This briefing will offer journalists from the EU 27 Member States access to in-depth information…

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EU-Mexico relations

16 February - 20 February 2009, Brussels (Press Visits 2009)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Covering the European Parliament Elections

26 January - 27 January 2009, Brussels (EP Elections 2009)

Between 4 and 7 June 2009, citizens of the European Union will be called upon to elect, for the seventh time, their representatives to the European Parliament, which will at that time be celebrating thirty years of election by direct universal suffrage. This briefing will offer journalists from the EU 27 Member States access to in-depth information…

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Audiovisual briefing: Speak out Europe

21 January - 22 January 2009, Brussels (Seminar for audiovisual journalists)

Briefing and workshop for journalists "Speak out Europe" : Special focus on EU, multilingualism and audiovisual journalism At the initiative of DG EAC/Multilingualism, The European Journalism Centre, is organising a workshop focussing on how to translate the key messages of the Multilinguism policy into audiovisual journalistic stories. The briefing…

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Eu External Co-operation in Action - special focus on Gender and Development

19 January - 21 January 2009, Brussels (EuropeAid 2008/2009)

The European Union is the world’s biggest aid donor, committing a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, with aims to fight poverty and promote peace, democracy and security. Yet, how effective are the existing aid delivery mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is…

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ECFIN Euro Area seminar

19 January - 22 January 2009, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The euro is currently shared by 15 of the European Union's Member States, which together make up the euro area. The introduction of the euro, in 1999, was a major step in European integration. It has also been one of its major successes: around 320 million EU citizens now use it as their currency and enjoy its benefits, which will spread even more…

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EU Environment Policy – Anticipating the Czech EU Presidency

17 December - 18 December 2008, Brussels (Pre-Presidency briefings on EU environment policy)

On the 1st January 2009 the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union will start. In order to prepare in advance the next EU Presidency the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General are organising a special two-day seminar on the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency. The briefing…

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European Foreign and Security Policy

04 December - 05 December 2008, Brussels (CFSP/ESDP 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organizing, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, a new seminar on European Foreign and Security Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Through meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Commission and the Council's Secretariat General,…

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The Czech Presidency of the EU: the economic agenda

02 December - 05 December 2008, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

On the 1st January 2009 the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union will start. The current global financial crisis and other hot issues will stay in the agenda of the Presidency. In order to prepare in advance the next EU Presidency the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial…

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EU-Ukraine and Moldova relations

24 November - 27 November 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Eu External Co-operation in Action: European Development Days

15 November - 18 November 2008, Strasbourg (EuropeAid 2008/2009)

At the initiative of EuropeAid Co-operation Office, the European Journalism Centre is organising a programme of seminars focusing on the hot issues of external cooperation aiming to provide journalists with background knowledge and contacts about key policy issues and examples from the field. This seminar, open to journalists from EU12 will be organised…

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Covering the European Development Days - Young Press

15 November - 17 November 2008, Strasbourg (EU Development Policy)

Are you a journalist age 35 or younger working in one of the EU 27 member states? Are you interested in development issues? If you answered yes to these two questions, you will want to learn more about 2008 edition of the European Development Days. This event, organised by DG Development of the European Commission, will take place in Strasbourg from…

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Covering the European Development Days - Regional Press

15 November - 17 November 2008, Strasbourg (EU Development Policy)

Are you a journalist coming from one of the EU 27 member states working for a regional media? Are you interested in development issues? If you answered yes to these two questions, you will want to learn more about 2008 edition of the European Development Days. This event, organised by DG Development of the European Commission, will take place in Strasbourg…

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Competitive Clusters Forum Briefing

13 November - 13 November 2008, Sophia Antipolis (Enterprise and Industry Policy 2008)

A one day briefing for journalists has been organised within the Competitive Clusters Forum 2008 held in Sophia Antipolis, France. The event will serve to discuss themes of importance for the development of clusters in Europe (financing, international cooperation, integration of small and medium sized businesses, development of new skills). The outcome…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

03 November - 07 November 2008, Brussels & Baku (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

The May 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries pushed the EU's borders towards the east while the recent inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania moved the border up to the Black Sea. The EU is now sharing its borders with countries which, because of their geography and relatively prosperous resources, have become key strategic partners.…

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Seminar for Euro Area journalists

03 November - 07 November 2008, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a four-day information briefing especially tailored to journalists from the Euro zone as well as from the opt-out EU Member States. The briefing will take place in Brussels as well as Frankfurt and will focus on the Euro…

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European Foreign and Security Policy

27 October - 28 October 2008, Brussels (CFSP/ESDP 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organizing, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, a new seminar on European Foreign and Security Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Through meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Commission and the Council's Secretariat General,…

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Europe INNOVA Conference Briefing

21 October - 22 October 2008, Lyon (Enterprise and Industry Policy 2008)

A two day briefing for journalists has been organised within the Europe INNOVA Conference 2008 in Lyon, an event organised in co-operation with the French Presidency of the European Union. The conference will focus on accelerating innovation in Europe: Optimising knowledge transfer, strengthening industry's innovation capacity through strategic partnerships…

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EU-South East Asia relations

12 October - 15 October 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: International Security and Human Rights

12 October - 16 October 2008, Brussels & Beirut (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

The May 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries pushed the EU's borders towards the east while the recent inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania moved the border up to the Black Sea. The EU is now sharing its borders with countries which, because of their geography and relatively prosperous resources, have become key strategic partners.…

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Information briefing for German press prior to the launch of the road show

09 October - 09 October 2008, Berlin (Briefings with DG JLS)

Under the banner "European citizenship is not just words, but also concrete rights", the European Commission has just launched a new campaign to inform EU citizens about their rights as defined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The campaign started in September 23 with a roadshow in Romania and will now be held in Germany.…

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Eu External Co-operation in Action: Special focus on Human Rights and Aid Effectiveness

07 October - 09 October 2008, Brussels (EuropeAid 2008/2009)

The European Union commits a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, which aims to fight poverty, conflict and instability, wherever they are in the world. But how effective are the existing delivery aid mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is bureaucracy slowing down…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Regional Security and Ethnic Minorities

29 September - 03 October 2008, Brussels & Chişinău (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

The May 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries pushed the EU's borders towards the east while the recent inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania moved the border up to the Black Sea. The EU is now sharing its borders with countries which, because of their geography and relatively prosperous resources, have become key strategic partners.…

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Joining the Euro

29 September - 01 October 2008, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a three-day information briefing specifically tailored for journalists coming from the new EU Member States preparing to adopt the single currency. The briefing will take place in Brussels as well as Frankfurt and will focus…

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European Security Research Conference Briefing

28 September - 28 September 2008, Paris (Enterprise and Industry Policy 2008)

A one day briefing for journalists is organised within the European Security Research Conference in Paris, an event organised under the French Presidency of the European Union. Around 1200 representatives from research organisations, industry and European Institutions are expected to take part. Terrorism, organised crime and natural disasters are all…

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Newcomers' Briefing

17 September - 18 September 2008, Brussels (Newcomers' briefings)

Two days of essential briefings for newly-arrived correspondents will give the inside track on Brussels journalism. The briefings take place on 18-19 September 2008 and are of special relevance for journalists new to Brussels and the EU-reporting scene, however it is also of general interest to all media based in Brussels. Briefing sessions will range…

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European Tourism Forum Briefing

16 September - 17 September 2008, Bordeaux (Enterprise and Industry Policy 2008)

Europe is a top destination for tourists from all over the world. The tourism sector is important for Europe’s economy and it involves a big diversity of services and professions. The European Tourism Forum, a high level event organised by the European Commission and the French Presidency in Bordeaux on 18-19 September presents an opportunity for…

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GMES Forum briefing

15 September - 15 September 2008, Lille (Enterprise and Industry Policy 2008)

A one day briefing for journalists is organised within the GMES Forum (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security). As a major European programme providing information on environment and security, GMES is mainly based on Earth observation data provided by and for users, from ordinary citizens to institutional bodies and private, small and big companies.…

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EU-Russia relations

14 September - 18 September 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Trade Flows and Internal Security

01 September - 05 September 2008, Brussels & Yerevan (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

The May 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries pushed the EU's borders towards the east while the recent inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania moved the border up to the Black Sea. The EU is now sharing its borders with countries which, because of their geography and relatively prosperous resources, have become key strategic partners.…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Middle East Peace Process, the way ahead

13 July - 17 July 2008, Brussels & Jerusalem (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

The May 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries pushed the EU's borders towards the east while the recent inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania moved the border up to the Black Sea. The EU is now sharing its borders with countries which, because of their geography and relatively prosperous resources, have become key strategic partners.…

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EU-Jordan relations

06 July - 07 July 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Joining the Euro

06 July - 08 July 2008, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a three-day information briefing especially tailored towards journalists coming from the New EU member states which are preparing to adopt the single currency. The briefing will mainly focus on EMU relations as well as on…

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EU-Brazil relations

29 June - 03 July 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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EU External Co-operation in action

24 June - 26 June 2008, Brussels (EuropeAid)

The European Union commits a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, which aims to fight poverty, conflict and instability, wherever they are in the world. But how effective are the existing delivery aid mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is bureaucracy slowing down…

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EU-Central Asia relations

22 June - 25 June 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Emergency Journalism

17 June - 19 June 2008, Maastricht, the Netherlands (Tuition seminars)

An essential tool-kit for journalists covering conflicts and complex emergencies anywhere in the world, aimed at increasing the understanding of the humanitarian issues involved. The course first looks at recent international emergencies and their treatment in the mainstream Western media. It then shows how to identify an emergency, conflict or crisis…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Energy, Environment and Health

16 June - 20 June 2008, Brussels & Kiev (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

The May 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries pushed the EU's borders towards the east while the recent inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania moved the border up to the Black Sea. The EU is now sharing its borders with countries which, because of their geography and relatively prosperous resources, have become key strategic partners.…

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Video for Newspaper Journalists

15 June - 19 June 2008, Maastricht, the Netherlands (Video Training)

Newspapers often do not have the capacity to train staff in the processes of visual narration. To help newsrooms become 'video literate', the European Journalism Centre now offers video training courses for newspaper journalists. These seminars are for field reporters and editors who want to learn what it takes to produce professional video with the…

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The Global Role of the Euro

02 June - 05 June 2008, Brussels and Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a four-day information briefing especially tailored for journalists coming from Third Countries. The briefing will mainly focus on the growing global role of the Euro and on the results of the world\'s most ambitious monetary…

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La politique environnementale pendant la présidence française de l'UE (séminaire en français)

02 June - 03 June 2008, Bruxelles (Pre-Presidency briefings on EU environment policy)

La politique environnementale de l'Union européenne est une des priorités de la prochaine présidence française du Conseil de l'UE. L'objectif est de développer une Europe du développement durable et lutter contre le changement climatique. L'accent sera mis sur la réduction des gaz à effet de serre, sur la fiscalité écologique, sur le développement…

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EU-Singapore relations

01 June - 05 June 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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EU-China relations

25 May - 28 May 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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EU External Co-operation in action

25 May - 27 May 2008, Brussels (EuropeAid)

The European Union commits a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, which aims to fight poverty, conflict and instability, wherever they are in the world. But how effective are the existing delivery aid mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is bureaucracy slowing down…

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Politique Européenne de Voisinage: Mobilité et Migration

18 May - 22 May 2008, Brussels & Rabat (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

Alors que l'adhésion en mai 2004 de 10 pays du centre et de l'est de Europe a déplacé les frontières de l'Union européenne vers l'Est, la récente inclusion de la Roumanie et de la Bulgarie a poussé les frontières de l'Union jusqu'à la mer noire. L'UE partage maintenant ses frontières avec des pays qui, grâce à leur géographie et leurs…

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La Présidence française du Conseil de l’UE: Les enjeux de l’Agenda économique (séminaire en français)

12 May - 14 May 2008, Bruxelles (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

La présidence française du Conseil de l’Union européenne (UE) débute le 1er juillet prochain. Afin d’anticiper et de connaître les défis auxquels la prochaine présidence de l’Union européenne devra faire face sur le plan économique, la Direction Générale d’Economie et Finances de la Commission européenne et le Centre européen de…

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Seminar for euro area journalists on the launch of EMU@10 package

05 May - 06 May 2008, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

On May 7th the European commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Joaquin Almunia will launch the “EMU @ 10” report on the achievements of the first 10 years of the European Monetary Union (EMU). In order to cover this important meeting, we have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the upcoming ECFIN Seminar for Journalists from the…

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European Foreign and Security Policy

20 April - 21 April 2008, Brussels (CFSP/ESDP 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, a new seminar on European Foreign and Security Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Through meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Commission and the Council's Secretariat General,…

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Video for Newspaper Journalists

20 April - 24 April 2008, Maastricht, the Netherlands (Video Training)

Newspapers often do not have the capacity to train staff in the processes of visual narration. To help newsrooms become 'video literate', the European Journalism Centre now offers video training courses for newspaper journalists. These seminars are for field reporters and editors who want to learn what it takes to produce professional video with the…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Democratisation adn Economic Development

14 April - 18 April 2008, Brussels & Tbilisi (European Neighbourhood Policy 2008)

The May 2004 accession of ten central and eastern European countries pushed the EU's borders towards the east while the recent inclusion of Bulgaria and Romania moved the border up to the Black Sea. The EU is now sharing its borders with countries which, because of their geography and relatively prosperous resources, have become key strategic partners.…

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International Press Seminar ACP Countries

14 April - 16 April 2008, Brussels (Trade)

A special three-day seminar for journalists from ACP countries on the trade policy in the European Commission. The seminar will focus on the EU trade policy, the European Partnership Agreements (EPAs) currently negotiated and will provide an insight into the role of the European Institutions. The seminar includes a meeting with EU Trade Commissioner…

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EU-Algeria relations

13 April - 17 April 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Economic and Financial Policy in the Euro zone

07 April - 10 April 2008, Brussels and Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a four-day information briefing especially tailored to journalists coming from the Euro zone as well as from the opt-out member states. The briefing will mainly be a ten year review since the introduction of the single currency…

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Financial Markets

26 March - 26 March 2008, Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a one-day information briefing especially tailored for financial journalists coming from the Euro zone as well as from the opt-out member states. The briefing will mainly focus on forecasts, surveys and fiscal surveillance.

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Press visit for Danish regional journalists

03 March - 04 April 2008, Brussels (Eurocourses 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with the European Commission's Representation in Denmark, a press visit for Danish regional journalists. The programme will include meetings with officials of the European Commission, external experts and Brussels-based correspondents. The seminar will give participants the possibility to…

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Slovakia joining the Euro?

03 March - 04 March 2008, Brussels (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The Euro will be 10 years old next year and, at first glance, enlargement of the monetary union seems to be proceeding rather smoothly. Malta and Cyprus joined on 1st January 2008, after Slovenia last year, bringing the Euro area members to 15. The discussion about the eurozone enlargement is topical if we consider that Slovakia should be the next…

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Ampliació de la UE a Croàcia, una prioritat? / Is the Croatian accession to the EU a priority?

02 March - 05 March 2008, Zagreb, Croatia (Eurocourses 2008)

Croàcia és candidata oficial a entrar a la UE des de 2004 i es van obrir oficialment les negociacions d’adhesió a finals de 2005. Sembla que el pais ha fet molt esforços, s'ha convertir en una moderna economia de mercat i el seu producte interior brut per habitant ja supera el de Rumania i Bulgària. Els experts creuen que podrà entrar a la…

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EU-India relations

25 February - 28 February 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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Launch Event of the CIP business and innovation network

07 February - 07 February 2008, Brussels (Enterprise and Industry Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre, at the initiative of DG Enterprise and Industry, is organising a one-day briefing for journalists from EU27 on the occasion of a launch of a new initiative for SMEs in Europe. The briefing will take place during a launch event organised by the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry. Participants will have…

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EU-Canada relations

28 January - 01 February 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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EU-Switzerland & Liechtenstein Relations

21 January - 23 January 2008, Brussels (Press Visits)

This new series of press visits organised by the European Journalism Centre in co-operation with DG External Relations of the European Commission will discuss - through meetings and debates with officials, diplomats as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists - the latest developments and the initiatives of the EU in its relations…

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New EU Member States: Preparing for the Euro Introduction

08 January - 11 January 2008, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2008)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a four-day information briefing especially tailored towards journalists coming from the New EU member states which are preparing to adopt the single currency. The briefing will mainly focus on EMU relations as well as on…

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European Foreign and Security Policy

12 December - 14 December 2007, Brussels (CFSP/ESDP)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, a new seminar on European Foreign and Security Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Through meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Commission and the Council's Secretariat General,…

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ECFIN seminar for Euro Area journalists

04 December - 07 December 2007, Brussels & Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in co-operation with DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, a four-day information briefing especially tailored to journalists coming from the Euro zone as well as from the opt-out member states. The briefing will mainly be a five year review since the introduction of the single currency…

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EU Environmental priorities during the Slovene Presidency

03 December - 04 December 2007, Brussels (Pre-Presidency briefings on EU environment policy)

On 1 January 2008, Slovenia will take over the presidency of the European Union for the first time since it joined. To help Slovenia-based environment editors and correspondents who will be covering the environmental topics on the EU agenda during the presidency, the European Journalism Centre, at the initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General…

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EU External Co-operation in Action

07 November - 09 November 2007, Lisbon (EuropeAid)

At the initiative of EuropeAid Co-operation Office, the European Journalism Centre is organising a programme of seminars focusing on the hot issues of external cooperation aiming to provide journalists from EU-27 with background knowledge and contacts about key policy issues and examples from the field. The next seminar will include in-depth briefings…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Transport and Energy

01 October - 05 October 2007, Brussels and Baku (European Neighbourhood Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, seven information briefings on the European Neighbourhood Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Raising awareness about the relations with the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, explaining the…

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EU External Co-operation in Action

30 September - 02 October 2007, Brussels (EuropeAid)

The European Union commits a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, which aims to fight poverty, conflict and instability, wherever they are in the world. But how effective are the existing delivery aid mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is bureaucracy slowing down…

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European Bloggers (Un)Conference: East meets West

26 September - 27 September 2007, Amsterdam (Picnic)

The European Journalism Centre invites you to participate in its free, two-day 'European Bloggers (Un)Conference: East meets West', from 27-28 September in Amsterdam. The conference is being held in conjunction with Picnic/Cross Media Week http://www.picnicnetwork.org We aim to gather bloggers from across the European Union and its neighbour countries…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Economic and Trade Integration

09 July - 13 July 2007, Brussels and Kiev (European Neighbourhood Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, seven information briefings on the European Neighbourhood Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Raising awareness about the relations with the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, explaining the…

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Economic and Finance

02 July - 05 July 2007, Brussels and Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, an information briefing for business journalists from the EU old Member States. The briefing will take place in Brussels and Frankfurt and will focus on the latest developments and current challenges facing…

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EU External Co-operation in Action

24 June - 26 June 2007, Brussels (EuropeAid)

The European Union commits a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, which aims to fight poverty, conflict and instability, wherever they are in the world. But how effective are the existing delivery aid mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is bureaucracy slowing down…

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La Politique Européenne de Voisinage: Mobilité et Migration

11 June - 15 June 2007, Bruxelles et Rabat (European Neighbourhood Policy 2007)

Le Centre Européen de Journalisme organise en coopération avec la Direction Générale Relations Extérieures, sept briefings d'information pour journalistes des 27 Etats Membres de l'UE au sujet de la Politique Européenne de Voisinage. Le briefing à Bruxelles et Rabat dédié à la Migration et à la Mobilité sera exceptionnellement en langue…

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Economic and Finance

03 June - 06 June 2007, Brussels and Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, an information briefing for business journalists from the EU new Member States. The briefing will take place in Brussels and Frankfurt and will focus on the latest developments and current challenges facing…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Security and Beyond

21 May - 25 May 2007, Brussels and Beirut (European Neighbourhood Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, seven information briefings on the European Neighbourhood Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Raising awareness about the relations with the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, explaining the…

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Economic and Finance: New Countries Joining the Euro

21 May - 22 May 2007, Ljubljana (Economic and Financial Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, an information briefing for business journalists from the EU new Member States. The briefing will take place in Ljubljana and its main focus will be on the Slovenian experience of introducing the Euro.…

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European Foreign and Security Policy

20 May - 21 May 2007, Brussels (CFSP/ESDP)

The European Journalism Centre is organising, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, a new seminar on European Foreign and Security Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Through meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Commission and the Council s Secretariat General,…

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European Neighbourhood Policy: Modernisation and Economic Reforms

16 April - 20 April 2007, Brussels and Amman (European Neighbourhood Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, seven information briefings on the European Neighbourhood Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Raising awareness about the relations with the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, explaining the…

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EU External Co-operation in Action

15 April - 17 April 2007, Brussels (EuropeAid)

The European Union commits a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, which aims to fight poverty, conflict and instability, wherever they are in the world. But how effective are the existing delivery aid mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is bureaucracy slowing down…

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ENP: Regional and Global Stability

20 March - 24 March 2007, Brussels and Jerusalem (Israel) (European Neighbourhood Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, seven information briefings on the European Neighbourhood Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Raising awareness about the relations with the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, explaining the…

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ECFIN

19 March - 20 March 2007, Ljubljana (Economic and Financial Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, an information briefing for business journalists from the EU new Member States. The briefing will take place in Ljubljana and its main focus will be on the Slovenian experience of introducing the Euro.…

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Common Foreign and Security Policy

19 March - 20 March 2007, Brussels (CFSP/ESDP)

This new series of seminars organised by the European Journalism Centre will discuss, through meetings and debates with representatives of the EU institutions, as well as with outside experts and Brussels-based journalists, the latest developments and the initiatives taken in the field of Common Foreign and Security Policy. The seminar will especially…

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EU External Co-operation in Action

19 March - 21 March 2007, Brussels (EuropeAid)

The European Union commits a considerable part of its budget to external assistance, which aims to fight poverty, conflict and instability, wherever they are in the world. But how effective are the existing delivery aid mechanisms? Does the money provided by European taxpayers really make a difference for poorer countries? Is bureaucracy slowing down…

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ECFIN

13 March - 16 March 2007, Brussels and Nicosia (Economic and Financial Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, an information briefing for business journalists from Cyprus. This briefing will take place in Brussels and Nicosia and will entirely focus on the steps and progresses that the country is making to adopt…

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ENP: Democracy and Rule of Law

27 February - 03 March 2007, Brussels and Cairo (European Neighbourhood Policy 2007)

The European Journalism Centre will organise, in cooperation with the Directorate General External Relations of the European Commission, seven information briefings on the European Neighbourhood Policy for journalists coming from the EU 27 Member States. Raising awareness about the relations with the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, explaining the…

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Newsroom Management

23 January - 25 January 2007, Maastricht (Tuition seminars)

This 3-day tuition seminar offers you the opportunity to brush up on management techniques, test them in discussions and role-play, and find out how other managers deal with the challenge of motivating staff and running an efficient newsroom. The course is run by Per Andersson, former editor of the Swedish Channel 1 news programme and has been a trainer…

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European Neighbourhood Policy - Migration

11 December - 14 December 2006, Brussels- Malta (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The seminars will address the current debate about the EU s relations with its neighbours, the question of how the EU can cooperate with countries that do not have at the moment the prospect of joining the EU and how the EU can use the partnership to foster its values and principles.Creating awareness about the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, and…

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European Neighbourhood Policy - Migration

20 November - 24 November 2006, Brussels, Helsinki (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The seminars will address the current debate about the EU s relations with its neighbours, the question of how the EU can cooperate with countries that do not have at the moment the prospect of joining the EU and how the EU can use the partnership to foster its values and principles. Creating awareness about the new neighbours of an enlarged EU, and…

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Making more sense of the EU for Turkish media

22 October - 26 October 2006, Brussels (Belgium) and Strasbourg (France) (Enlargement series 2006)

This seminar will provide journalists covering EU and foreign affairs in Turkey with an in-depth look at the EU institutions. This five-day seminar will take place in Brussels and Strasbourg during the Plenary session of the European Parliament. It includes briefings with key officials of the European Commission, visits to the European Parliament,…

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Road to Accession - Bulgaria

09 October - 13 October 2006, Brussels and Sofia (Enlargement series 2006)

With a view in the approaching accession of Bulgaria and to learn more about its preparedness to join the EU club, the European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission are organising this seminar. After two days of specialised briefings in Brussels, participants will travel to Sofia for a first-hand experience of the country's…

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Relations Southern Caucasus: Peace and Security

25 September - 29 September 2006, Brussels and Sofia (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to strengthen the partnership between the enlarged European Union and its neighbours. Creating awareness about the new neighbours and explaining the reasons for the ENP and its possible contribution towards meeting the needs of European citizens is crucial to a successful implementation of the policy. To…

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EU Turkey Focus

10 September - 11 September 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

The debate on the conditions and timing of Turkey's accession continues to mark discussion in the European Union. Journalists in the EU and Turkey will need training to be able to provide citizens with timely, accurate and reliable information about the European Union and the process of negotiations with Turkey. Mass media remains the most important…

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Making sense of the EU for Western Balkans

03 September - 05 September 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

The countries of the Western Balkans have a clear EU accession perspective. There is a growing interest among the Balkan Nations of EU Instutional architecture and policy making. This seminar organised by European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission will introduce journalists from the Western Balkans to the latest EU developments.…

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Economic and Financial Policy for Old Europe

28 August - 31 August 2006, Brussels and Frankfurt (Economic and Financial Policy 2006)

The EJC is organising a series of seminars to give journalists from different EU Member States more information about the Euro. The seminars will address the challenges facing the long-term success of the European Monetary Union, its continued budgetary consolidation and an overview of Member States' economic policies. For journalists in the old member…

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Risk Communication: a future challenge in a globalised world

30 July - 01 August 2006, (Tuition seminars)

One of the most relevant (rarely researched and scarcely reported) chapters in the communication policies' doctrine is precisely the process of effective and accurate information of "risks" not only among politicians, officials, decision-makers, businessmen, stakeholders and risk-managers, but also the general public. Too often today journalists and…

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EU Turkey Focus

09 July - 10 July 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

The debate on the conditions and timing of Turkey’s accession continues to mark discussion in the European Union. Journalists in the EU and Turkey will need training to be able to provide citizens with timely, accurate and reliable information about the European Union and the process of negotiations with Turkey. Mass media remains the most important…

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Relations Egypt/Lebanon: Implementation of Action Plans

03 July - 07 July 2006, Brussels and Paris (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to strengthen the partnership between the enlarged European Union and its neighbours. Creating awareness about the new neighbours and explaining the reasons for the ENP and its possible contribution towards meeting the needs of European citizens is crucial to a successful implementation of the policy. To…

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Towards Integration - Western Balkans

02 July - 06 July 2006, Brussels and Strasbourg (Enlargement series 2006)

The countries of the Western Balkans have a clear EU accession perspective. There is a growing interest among the Balkan Nations of EU Instutional architecture and policy making. This seminar, organised by European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission will introduce journalists from the Western Balkans to the latest EU developments.…

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EU and Turkey

19 June - 23 June 2006, Brussels and Ankara (Enlargement series 2006)

The debate on the conditions and timing of Turkey’s accession continues to mark discussion in the European Union. Journalists in the EU will need training to be able to provide citizens with timely, accurate and reliable information about the European Union and the process of negotiations with Turkey. Mass media remains the most important source…

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Relations Ukraine/Moldova: One Year of Action Plan Transdnistria

12 June - 16 June 2006, (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to strengthen the partnership between the enlarged European Union and its neighbours. Creating awareness about the new neighbours and explaining the reasons for the ENP and its possible contribution towards meeting the needs of European citizens is crucial to a successful implementation of the policy. To…

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The new EU for Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania

11 June - 13 June 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

Bulgaria and Romania are on the verge of the successful completion of the fifth enlargement. Croatia - having commenced accession negotiations last October - is closely following suite. This is a key period to inform journalists from these 3 countries about EU's policies and institutions. To that end the European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement…

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Relations Southern Caucasus: Energy Policy

22 May - 26 May 2006, Brussels and Sofia (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to strengthen the partnership between the enlarged European Union and its neighbours. Creating awareness about the new neighbours and explaining the reasons for the ENP and its possible contribution towards meeting the needs of European citizens is crucial to a successful implementation of the policy. To…

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Road to Accession - Romania

15 May - 19 May 2006, Brussels and Bucharest (Enlargement series 2006)

In the run-up to the crucial Commission report expected on May 16 on Romania's preparedness for accession the European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission are organising this seminar. After two days of specialised briefings in Strasbourg the journalists will travel to Bucharest for a first-hand experience of the country's…

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Towards Integration - Western Balkans

14 May - 18 May 2006, Brussels and Strasbourg (Enlargement series 2006)

The countries of the Western Balkans have a clear EU accession perspective. There is a growing interest among the Balkan Nations of EU Instutional architecture and policy making. This seminar, organised by European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission will introduce journalists from the Western Balkans to the latest EU developments.…

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Relations Egypt/Lebanon: Implementation of Action Plans

24 April - 28 April 2006, Brussels and Nicosia (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to strengthen the partnership between the enlarged European Union and its neighbours. Creating awareness about the new neighbours and explaining the reasons for the ENP and its possible contribution towards meeting the needs of European citizens is crucial to a successful implementation of the policy. To…

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EU and Western Balkans

23 April - 25 April 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

The countries of the Western Balkans have a clear EU accession perspective. There is a high level of interest in the EU in these nations and EU citizens are following closely the developments of the Balkans. This is why European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission are organising a series of seminars for journalists from…

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EU Development Policy - Regional Partnerships

23 April - 27 April 2006, (EU Development Policy)

The European Union is a major player in development aid and policy. It provides about half of all public aid to developing countries and is the main trading partner for many developing countries. This five seminars is bringing together journalists from different African, Caribeean and Pacific countries with colleagues of the 10 Member States that joined…

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Road to Accession - Bulgaria

27 March - 31 March 2006, Brussels and Sofia (Enlargement series 2006)

In the run-up to the crucial European Commission report expected on May 16 on Bulgaria's preparedness for accession the European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission are organising this seminar. After two days of specialised briefings in Brussels the journalists will travel to Sofia for a first-hand experience of the country's…

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Relations Ukraine/Moldova: One Year of Action Plan Transdnistria

27 March - 31 March 2006, Brussels and Warsaw (European Neighbourhood Policy 2006)

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to strengthen the partnership between the enlarged European Union and its neighbours. Creating awareness about the new neighbours and explaining the reasons for the ENP and its possible contribution towards meeting the needs of European citizens is crucial to a successful implementation of the policy. To…

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Making sense of the EU for Western Balkans

26 March - 28 March 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

The countries of the Western Balkans have a clear EU accession perspective. There is a growing interest among the Balkan Nations of EU Instutional architecture and policy making. This seminar organised by European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission will introduce journalists from the Western Balkans to the latest EU developments.…

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Making sense of the EU for Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania

19 March - 21 March 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

Bulgaria and Romania are on the verge of the successful completion of the fifth enlargement. Croatia - having commenced accession negotiations last October - is closely following suite. This is a key period to inform journalists from these 3 countries about EU's policies and institutions. To that end the European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement…

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EU and Turkey

06 March - 10 March 2006, Brussels and Ankara (Enlargement series 2006)

The debate on the conditions and timing of Turkey’s accession continues to mark discussion in the European Union. Journalists in the EU will need training to be able to provide citizens with timely, accurate and reliable information about the European Union and the process of negotiations with Turkey. Mass media remains the most important source…

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Making sense of the EU for Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania

12 February - 16 February 2006, Brussels and Strasbourg (Enlargement series 2006)

Bulgaria and Romania are on the verge of the successful completion of the fifth enlargement. Croatia - having commenced accession negotiations last October - is closely following suite. This is a key period to inform journalists from these 3 countries about EU's policies and institutions. To that end the European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement…

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EU and Western Balkans

05 February - 07 February 2006, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

The countries of the Western Balkans have a clear EU accession perspective. There is a high level of interest in the EU in these nations and EU citizens are following closely the developments of the Balkans. This is why European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement of the European Commission are organising a series of seminars for journalists from…

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EU and Turkey

23 January - 27 January 2006, Brussels and Ankara (Enlargement series 2006)

The debate on the conditions and timing of Turkey’s accession continues to mark discussion in the European Union. Journalists in the EU will need training to be able to provide citizens with timely, accurate and reliable information about the European Union and the process of negotiations with Turkey. Mass media remains the most important source…

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Making sense of the EU for Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania

11 December - 13 December 2005, Brussels (Enlargement series 2006)

Bulgaria and Romania are on the verge of the successful completion of the fifth enlargement. Croatia - having commenced accession negotiations last October - is closely following suite. This is a key period to inform journalists from these 3 countries about EU's policies and institutions. To that end the European Journalism Centre and DG Enlargement…

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