Open Call for Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2015

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You’re a good journalist but would like to achieve excellence, be professional on the worldwide level? This is the first step to push your career forward. Don’t miss your chance to receive professional support on the highest standards, work with experienced editors and journalists from and outside the region, attend career development seminars and see your story published Europe-wide!

Experienced journalists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Greece and Serbia are eligible to apply for the eighth annual Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence.

Each year, ten journalists are chosen through open competition to receive funding and professional support to conduct in-depth research into a topic of regional and EU significance – for 2015 the subject is VALUES.

Applicants selected by an independent committee to take part in the fellowship will receive a €2,000 bursary and up to another €2,000 for travel and research expenses. They will also attend international career development seminars and receive continuous one-to-one mentoring for their stories.

Completed articles will be published in English and local languages in prominent regional and international media. In addition, the top three articles will attract awards of €4,000, €3,000 and €1,000.

The closing date for applications is 25 February 2015.
The application form, guidelines and further information about the fellowship are available online: fellowship.birn.eu.com.