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Destination Athens 1st - 4th July 2010 : send your applications !

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Editor-in-charge/ Emmanuel Haddad / redaction@cafebabel.


11 cities, 11 special city editions of feature reports, 11 local debates: We’re kicking off our yearly series of monthly reporting missions to a different city in our Europe-wide network

1st JULY – 4th JULY 2010: ATHENS, GREECE

Paris-AthènesStep 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.

vandalism ©Lefteris Koulonis/Flickr

Step 2: recruiting you WANTED: We need three journalists, one video maker and one photographer to join this mission - writing on aforesaid offbeat, crisis-related topics with the support of Athens locals, and attending a local debate held in ATHENS. 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!

athens.jpg ©Stalker/Flickr

Step 3: you on EU crisis on the ground LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/ trains to Athens: up to 250 euro is reimbursed by upon return from the trip, along with other travel, food expenses up to 25 euro every day (figures TBC). The team will be accommodated in an apartment/ hostel. EDITORIAL: the editor in Paris and locals in Athens will help define your article; you should find some possible interviewees prior to the trip 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.

Step 4 : email Emmanuel at with your CVs, three-line article proposals, link with the news and crisis, ideas of interviewees///

Hope to hear from you soon!