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Green Europe - write for us from Strasbourg 26-29 May 2011

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Editor-in-charge/ Birke Gerold/ 10 cities, 10 special city editions of feature reports, 10 local debates: We're continuing our series of monthly reporting missions to a different city in our Europe-wide network, this year with a special focus on green issues.

26-29 May 2011: Strasbourg, France

Step 1: what’s it about

WHAT IS IT: In 2011 we launched our monthly editorial series, ‘Green Europe on the ground’, which aims to raise consciousness on the environmental crisis.

TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, young projects, initiatives and angles that have emerged from environmental preoccupations. Be ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been hanging out and working in Strasbourg/ France. Spend time with locals, describe what you saw/ felt/ learned from them. Be critical, ‘green’ isn’t an ideology for!

Step 2: recruiting you

WANTED: We need two journalists, one video maker and one photographer to join this mission - writing on aforesaid offbeat, environment-related topics with the support of our local host team. You'll also attend a local debate held by them in Strasbourg so we can make some noise whilst we are in town.

It’s your proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative, do some research before applying, flog your idea donkeys to me.

Step 3: you on Green Europe on the ground

LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/ trains to Strasbourg: up to 250 Euros is reimbursed by upon return from the trip. Other travel and food expenses are reimbursed for up to 25 Euros every day. The team is hosted by the warm locals in Strasburg or a hostel.

EDITORIAL: The editor in Paris and the team in Strasburg will help and assist you define your angle/ article before the trip. BUT: it’s up to you to do research before leaving for the project, to find interesting interviewees and ideas “on the ground”. 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 in six languages within the following month.

Step 4: email our green project manager Ovidiu Tataru at

- with your CVs, three-line GREEN article proposals, link with the news and crisis, ideas of interviewees... We look forward to eating them up!