Project news & updates

Party at Brussels Press Centre Will Toast Relaunch of EU for Journalists

10 September 2007 | PRESS RELEASE


The European Journalism Center is always trying to make the job of journalists who cover the European Union a little easier. So on 21 September it will host a cocktail party celebrating the re-launch of in the lobby of Brussels’ press center. The EJC will host journalists and policymakers alike in the Residence Palace for a two-hour celebration of this invaluable online tool, starting at 16:00. Wilfried Rütten, the director of the EJC, will deliver the welcome words. 

At, we give journalists background details and essential information about the way the EU works: its main actors, institutions and policies. We try to do this with as little jargon as possible.

EU for Journalists works especially well as a starting point for journalists covering subjects with which they are unfamiliar. Our dossiers give a solid background on particular policy areas and the links in the site give ways forward to finding the latest new developments. The EU Basics section explains the inner workings of EU machinery. Our Contact Guide puts journalists in touch with people giving more detailed information, and maybe quotes, on the matter at hand. Reality necessitates that EU for Journalists always be a work in progress. The EJC is always adding new elements and removing old ones. 

Parties interested in the relaunch celebration may RSVP by 14 September to Bianca Lemmens

EU for Journalists
The official, online EU-explainer laid bare the colossal Brusselian administration and gave journalists access to its key players and institutions. Featuring a primer on EU bureaucracy, a database of contacts, and thematic dossiers on leading EU policies, the platform was made available in 22 official EU languages, as well as in Turkish.