Since 2008, the EJC has been conducting media briefings for journalists from EU candidate countries and potential future Member States, on behalf of Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Over 300 journalists - coming from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey - have participated in these events, tailored to provide them with a better understanding of the EU, its institutions, policies, and procedures, along with up-to-date information on the current status of the enlargement negotiations regarding their respective countries.
These events cater to young professionals, giving them the opportunity to get themselves acquainted with one of the EU’s Founding Members through a programme comprised of cultural happenings, professional networking events with local colleagues, and an in-depth presentation of Luxembourg-based EU institutions, including the European Court of Justice, Eurostat, the European Investment Bank, and the European Court of Auditors.
Following the Arab Spring, we have decided, together with the MFA, to expand their cooperation and to include Tunisia in the programme, organising several round-tables in 2011 and 2012 on the subject of Tunisian media and press freedom.
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