2019-2020 Balkan Science Journalism Workshops

This series of three workshop, in English, is co-organised by the Center for Ethics in Science and Journalism (CESJ), the Balkan Network of Science Journalists, Sissa/Isas and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, with funding also coming from the Central European Initiative (CEI, for the event in Belgrade).

It is designed to build science journalism capacity and skills, as well as to promote excellence in science, health and environmental coverage in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Journalists attending the workshops – which build on the experience with two previous events organised by the same team for UNESCO – will engage in interactive sessions with prominent researchers and science reporters and editors from the region – and beyond – to discuss relevant scientific topics as well as data and investigative journalism, reporting on corruption and misconduct. The sessions will be illustrated with real-life examples of good practices and great stories from the region.

Journalists will also discuss techniques for connecting with the scientific community and effective ways of accessing information from institutions.

A special focus of the workshops will be to strengthen the cross-border collaboration and the regional network of science journalists – and their links with colleagues in Western Europe.

 

THE THREE EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS:

  • Belgrade, Serbia, April 5th 2019, 9-17 at the House of Human Rights (the deadline for applications for the Belgrade event is Tuesday 15th January 2019. See bottom of the page for instructions);
    Grants covering travel and accomodation will be available for applicants from the following countries:
    Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo *, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.
  • Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 1st 2019,with the opportunity to attend the World Conference of Science Journalists, the main such event globally (notice: the conference fee is not covered by the grant).
    THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE LAUSANNE EVENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30 2018. See bottom of the page for instructions;
    Grants covering travel and accomodation will be available for applicants from the following countries:
    Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo *, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
  • Trieste, Italy, in June 2020, in conjunction with the Euro Science Open Forum ESOF2020.

 

The series of workshops is part of the proESOF programme,
in preparation of the ESOF2020 (Euro Science Open Forum)
conference in Trieste, Italy, to support quality science journalism
in the region.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
FOR THE BELGRADE BALKAN SCIENCE JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
ON April 5, 2019, at the House of Human Rights

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE BELGRADE EVENT IS TUESDAY 15TH JANUARY 2019

THE FUNDING PRESENTLY AVAILABLE FOR THE BELGRADE EVENT IS RESERVED ONLY FOR APPLICANTS FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NATIONALITIES, and will cover travel and accomodation:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Kosovo *
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Applicants are invited to submit via e-mail:

  • motivation letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • recommendation letter(s) (optional)

 

Journalists from other countries willing to attend the workshop are invited to write to balkan-workshops@cesj.eu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
FOR THE LAUSANNE BALKAN SCIENCE JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
ON JULY 1, 2019, day one of WCSJ2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 30th November 2018

THE FUNDING PRESENTLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LAUSANNE EVENT IS RESERVED ONLY FOR APPLICANTS FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NATIONALITIES, and will cover travel and accomodation in Lausanne for the days of the World Conference of Science Journalists:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Georgia
  • The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Kosovo *
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Applicants are invited to submit via e-mail:

  • motivation letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • recommendation letter(s) (optional)

 

Journalists from other countries willing to attend the workshop are invited to write to balkan-workshops@cesj.eu.

 

 

For further info, please contact:

Fabio Turone: e-mail turone (at) cesj.eu

Mićo Tatalović: e-mail micho.tatalovic (at) gmail.com

 

The 2019-2020 Balkan Science Journalism Workshops are supported by: