14/10/2005

European Cultural Foundation - Closer Look

European Cultural Foundation - Closer Look
Application deadline: October 31, 2005


With this call for proposals we invite young journalists from Central, Eastern and South East Europe to apply for a mobility grant that would enable them to realise a journalistic project involving topics related to a European country other than their own. Articles of a broad European and cultural relevance will receive preference in the selection process.

Criteria
1. The journalist should be under 35 years of age and from one of the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.
2. Individual young journalists should apply in conjunction with the editors-in-chief or section editors of weeklies or weekly supplements. Editors must provide a written statement indicating that they are willing to publish the article (or series of articles) by the young journalist in question.
3. The project proposal must contain the following items:
a. Clearly formulated topic(s) and/or question(s) for investigation
b. Relevance of these topics/questions within the European context
c. List of places and people to be visited/researched during the project
d. The preferred timeline of the travel/research
e. The preferred local partners/hosts (newspapers, agencies, institution) where the research will take place
f. Preliminary budget for the overall realisation of the project including the financial contribution of the newspaper.

For the chosen project proposals, the European Cultural Foundation, in collaboration with its partners, will provide:
a. A grant for the project�s realisation, up to the amount of 2,500 Euro, given in two instalments (first: 80%, second: 20%)
b. Further network support in the destination country, in terms of residency arrangements and relevant contacts (both personal and institutional)
c. Further translation/promotion/dissemination of the work of the selected journalists throughout the ECF network and beyond, following publication of the original article(s).

More information
Website: http://www.eurocult.org/pdfdb/news/closerlookproposal.doc
E-mail: ecf.karadi@axelero.hu (Ms Eva Karadi, Coordinator of Closer Look)
tlaitio@eurocult.org (Mr Tommi Laitio, Coordinator of the European Cultural Foundation�s media programme)

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