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EJC awarded Four-Year EU Contract “Information Events for Journalists”

7 June 2011 | PRESS RELEASE


The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has signed a four-year contract with the European Commission to implement information events for journalists related to EU affairs. 

While the EJC provided similar services to the Commission before, this framework contract is for the first time “inter-institutional”, encompassing a whole range of EU bodies. In addition to the European Commission, now the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the European Court of Auditors will participate as well. Moreover, the contract is “international” in scope, allowing EJC to invite journalists from all over the world. 

Primarily, the contract will allow EJC (in cooperation with the European institutions) to produce seminars, workshops, briefings, and conferences to provide journalists from Europe and across the globe with information and research opportunities on the EU and its policies. Events can be configured to cater to anything from beginners’ seminars to current affairs or to briefings on specific EU activity areas. 

The contract also allows for the further development of the multilingual website, which offers easily accessible yet comprehensive background insights into EU policy areas and lists useful contacts and other practical information for journalists. With almost two decades of experience enabling EU coverage in a genuinely journalistic and impartial manner, the EJC is looking forward to expanding the scope of information events and to innovate EU reporting in partnership with the institutions during these times of a fast-changing media ecosystem. 

The European Journalism Centre is an independent, international, non-profit foundation dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in journalism in particular and the media in general, primarily through the further training of journalists and other media professionals, and through the development of open communication tools. Founded in 1992 in Maastricht, the Netherlands, the EJC builds on its extensive international network and hosts each year more than 1,000 journalists in seminars and conferences on European affairs. It is also an actor in international media development and implements media-related research projects. 

For further inquiries please contact EJC Director, Wilfried Rütten, at +31 43 325 4030 or

Information Events for Journalists
Seeking to make journalistic coverage of European affairs more accessible to journalists and more informative for the news audience, the EJC organises every year dozens of seminars, press trips, and conferences for hundreds of journalists from Europe and around the world, addressing some of the more pressing issues on the EU agenda.