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EJC Invites 120 Journalists to Cover the EU Neighbourhood

19 February 2010 | PRESS RELEASE


Looking to pay a visit next door? A new series of eight press briefings will facilitate European journalists to report stories from countries neighbouring the EU. The events will kick-off in Brussels with one-day of preparation followed by an intensive three-day study tour in one of the selected countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. 

The programmes will feature meetings, on-site visits and panels with a wide range of sources offering useful background information and discussing newsworthy topics. The main EU policy at work, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), will be put under the spotlight together with other relevant focus themes. All media categories are qualified for participation (print, TV, radio and online). 

The EJC will select 15 reporters specialised in covering foreign / EU affairs for each briefing, prioritising first-time applicants. 

This initiative is financially backed by the European Commission. 

More information about the briefings can be found in the online leaflet. Interested journalists are invited to apply online at

European Neighbourhood Journalism Network
Establishing a network of professionals from Europe’s eastern and southern neighbouring regions, ENJN strove to offer a trans-regional, cross-cultural horizon for journalists reporting in these areas. Through a series of trainings and press trips, ENJN created a unique community of journalists, which, to this day, shares a strong sense of professional solidarity.