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Eucrisis on the ground : youth reporters in Paris

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Jane Mery

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We are looking for four european young journalists to participate in Eu Crisis on the ground, 25th – 28th February 2010, in Paris, France. Read the guidelines below! Step 1: what’s it about WHAT IS IT: This year, we will continue our monthly editorial series, ‘EU Crisis on the ground’ (funded by the European commission).

TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, positive citizen initiatives that have emerged out of the crisis. Comparing this on a pan-European playing field. Finding young, positive angles on the crisis.

Step 2: recruiting you

WANTED: We need three journalists, one video journalist and one photographer to join this mission – writing on aforesaid offbeat, crisis-related topics with the support of our local host team in France, and attending a local debate held by the team in Paris.

It’s your proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative, do some research, flog your idea donkeys to me. Prepare yourself: read the Paris local team blog ( French, English)

Step 3 : email Jane at with your CVs, three-line article proposals, link with the news and crisis, ideas of interviewees

Step 4: you on EU crisis on the ground

LOGISTICS: Book your own flights to Paris: up to 250 euros is reimbursed by upon return from the trip, along with other travel, food expenses up to 25 euros every day (figures TBC). The team is hosted by the locals in Paris.

EDITORIAL: the team in Paris will help define your article, find you fixers, interviewees for your time in the city. The written piece is due in strictly one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor in Paris will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published the following month.

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