Call for journalists/photographers: EU in Motion, 1-5 October, Athens.
5 cities and 5 feature reports: just after the European elections, ‘EU in Motion’ will focus on European issues at a global level and a local level, such as youth joblessness, social Europe, well-being, where are we going??… with a series of reporting missions to Athens.
STEP 1: WHAT IT'S ABOUT
WHAT IS IT? In 2013 we launch our monthly editorial series, EU-in-Motion, which aims to make us think about the future of Europe and where we're going with the elections round the corner.
TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, young projects, ideas, stories, initiatives and angles. Get out ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been hanging out and getting about in Athens. Go gonzo, don't go all 'institutional' : be creative, be personal, whilst remaining journalistic-minded with facts and statistics, sources and interviews. Spend time with locals, describe what you saw/felt/learnt from them. Be critical, the ‘EU’ isn’t an ideology for cafébabel.
STEP 2: RECRUITING YOU
WANTED: We need three journalists (print or video) and one photographer to join this mission: writing on the 5 following topics with the support of our local host team:
- Youth unemployment
- Elections in this country: does Europe matter?
- Fundamental rights and populism rise among the youth
- Social Europe and quality of life from the youth' point of view
- How to regulate financial markets and banks
Make sure you don’t come unprepared, so we can get down to business whilst we're there.
It’s your article proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative and do some research before applying
STEP 3: YOU ON EU IN MOTION
LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/trains to Athens: a sum of up to 280 euros is reimbursed by cafebabel (provided receipts are kept) upon return from the trip and receipt of the article. Other travel and food expenses are reimbursed up to 200 euros (for more information talk to our project manager Emeline). The team stays in a hostel that has already been booked by cafébabel.
EDITORIAL: The editor in charge at Paris HQ, who will be leading the trip to Athens. They will supervise you in defining the angle of your article and making preparations for interviews at least a couple of weeks before the trip is due to commence.
BUT: It’s up to you to do your own research before leaving, to find interesting angles and book interviewees and develop ideas 'on the ground'. The written piece is due in strictly one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor from the central Paris office will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published in six languages within the following month.
STEP 4: APPLY
If you are under 35 years old and you live in a European country, send us your CV, three-line EU IN MOTION article proposals (respectively one or two proposals for photogalleries and some pictures if you apply as a photographer), linked with youth mobility and unemployment, the rise of populism in EU countries, social and financial issues in Europe, as well as ideas for interviewees... be original! We look forward to hearing them!
Deadline: Friday 12th September, 23.59
This project is funded with support from the European Parliament.