Young European of the Year

The Schwarzkopf-foundation is looking for young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26, (i.e. in 2012 the prize winner should not be older than 26) who are imaginative and active in an honorary capacity engaged for the European understanding and integration.

Young people prepared to grasp the opportunities of our time in forging peaceful coexistence in a Europe of diversity. Each year with this prize the Schwarzkopf Foundation rewards a young European for his/her outstanding commitment to fostering international understanding and the union of Europe.

At the same time we want to encourage and motivate these young people to continue to champion these ideals. The sum donated for the prize is € 5.000. This amount is intended to finance a six-month internship with a Member of the European Parliament or another European institution. It is also possible to use the sum to finance a project which promotes European integration. Such a project must further the aims of the Schwarzkopf Foundation and receive the agreement of the Foundation’s Management board in order to be accepted.

If you know a young person who fits the bill please fill in the nomination form and send it to:
Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa,
Sophienstraße 28-29, 10178 Berlin

Deadline for entries: 30th of October, 2011

For further information, please visit

Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Poland

Centre for Creative Activity is looking for EVS volunteer for the period of February-November 2012. Our project is about promoting voluntarism, building local activism. Volunteer is a person involved in making actions, workshops for youth and children, can also to adults. During EVS you will be involved in coordinating local and international projects, fundraising, writing application for grants and working at school:))) also sometimes you will be involve in travelling in a region with promotion of youth in action and your country! 

EURODESK INFORMATION POINT  - answering mails, updating website , making databases (for ex: grants, international summer courses etc)  - helping with international events 
NDIVIDUAL WORSHOPS - This activity depends of a volunteer him/her self. Depending of the wanted activity and the profile of volunteer that we will host, they will have opportunity to develop their own activity by share of his/her own interest (which means that if they are good in theatre they will have chance to organize theatre worshops or if they are good in belly dance, we will start new open for local youth).  Our main target are kids and younsgters till end of university 
WORKING ON A FIELD - In this part we planned to bring volunteers in projects on which we work, like:  - helping with local actions like: helping with studies for youth - organising free time activities for kids and youth such as concerts.  - promotion of the European integration process ( in a political and social meaning) by developing.  The four main areas, where we plan that the foreign volunteers could involve in are:  - cooperation with European School Clubs (ESC) - informal unions between the students and teachers in different types of schools from the following voivodeships: LUBUSKIE, WIELKOPOLSKIE, DOLNOŒL¥SKIE. The volunteers will travel around those voivodeships to give lectures and make workshops in kindergardens, schools about their own countries (traditions, history, educational system, young people's lifestyles) and the European Union (especialy educationals programms for youth). Apart from this the volunteers will help our volunteers to organise Europan day and Europan Youth Conference. To show the possibilities in EU for young people.  This part can be flexible, because volunteers will be involved in everything that we will do in a certain moment. If we will organize art festival they will have opportunity to be involved. In periods where field work is not necessary volunteers will have chance to develop their own  3) St. Staszic Complex of Schools in Wschowa  - helping Career Councelour with office work and leading worshops for youth 
We would like to welcome a volunteer in the age between 18 - 30 y.o. with as much artistic as realistic soul, who is enthusiastic and keen to do a lot of different activities, who would like to either teach teenagers important things about dance, music, theatre and/or acting or, help with creating/editing webside of our partners institutions and our NGO. We plan that the volunteer to his/her advantage will learn many things about Polish culture and language. We need a person who would like to share with kids, and youth what is "youth in action" and what kind of europan programmes they can use in their lifes. That person should like working with children and teenagers and have communicative command of English language.It would be also perfect if person is experienced in writing grants application and fundraising. Selected candidate will be contacted in order to receive further information about the procedure and to explain details about our organisation and the available acivities in Centre for Creative Activity.
- CV  and cover letter 
- Movie about herself/himself (with info how they can contribute project , why they choose our project) 
TILL 10.10.2011 - 23.59 CET TO THE EMAIL EVS@FUNDACJA-CAT.PL.  MAILS SENT TO KONTAKT@FUNDACJA-CAT.PL WOULD BE REJECTED AUTOMATICALLY!!! We prefer if sending organisation can apply in its own country, becuase our project is still running (first one)
  • Contact person: Marlena Pujsza Kunikowska
  • Organisation: Centre for Creative Activity
  • Location: Leszno, Poland
  • Deadline: 10/10/2011
  • Start: 27/02/2012
  • End: 26/11/2012

EuroBelgrade 2011

Euro Belgrade 2011 is an international student sports tournament that is organized by the Faculty of organizational sciences from Belgrade (Serbia) and supported by the entire University of Belgrade. It will take place from 14th to 17th of October and during those four days students will have the opportunity to play futsal, volleyball, basketball or waterpolo during the day and party in the night. All of the games will be played at one place, in a sport complex that is positioned in a forest called Kosutnjak (the very heart of Belgrade nature) which many people find as one of the most beautiful green parts of the city. 

When you come here, besides playing sports, we will take to you visit some of the most attractive and famous Belgrade sights because our wish is to make you feel as pleasant as you can. We also want you to feel comfortable, so you can choose between three options when it comes to accomodation: you can be situated in a hotel, hostel or a gym. It depends on what you like the best. Our wish is to spread friendship, to strengthen bonds among European students and to become a brand in the next few years. We hope that we will come up with unforgettable experience to all of its participants.

So, don’t miss this opportunity and come to play&have fun with us! You will meet some wonderful people, play your favorite sport on some of the highest quality fields and enjoy in youth in the right way-on unforgettable parties!

Application deadline is September 30, 2011!

More information on how to apply, programme, fees, acomodation and everything else can be found at


Studying Abroad? How to Fit in With the Locals

Studying abroad brings many benefits. It's a good way to experience the wider world and to become a well rounded person who can get along with anyone. But the first time you head off to a foreign study centre or university you might find it a bit challenging. The best way to get a lot from the experience is to integrate yourself fully into the culture. Here are some tips for doing just that.

Learn the language
With hundreds of languages worldwide one of the options is studying abroad is a country where your native tongue is not the primary mode of communication. This is not for everyone and you have to decide whether your language skills are adequate for taking instruction in a different language or whether you will follow a course in your native language and spend the rest of the time getting to know the local language. 

One option, especially if you already know some of the language, is to do an immersion language course before you start your proper program of study. This will get you up to speed with the new language and, with the help of a good dictionary, you will be able to understand what people are saying and communicate adequately.

Even if you already speak the language you might find that what you learn in books does not match up with what you hear on the street. Check out a book or an online course which gives you access to the latest slang so that you can sound like a native speaker from the beginning. And once you have improved your language skills you will be ready for phase 2 of the plan.

Learn the customs
Knowing local etiquette is crucial to your success as an international student. You need to know what behavior and forms of address are appropriate for particular circumstances. Find out from books, websites and your own observations how to greet people (or say goodbye), how to enter and leave people's homes, how to behave at the dinner table and more. These can vary widely around the world and you'll make a good impression if you have taken the time to find out what to do. And you can always ask -- most people are willing to help those who are new to the country.

Shadow the locals
One of the mistakes that some foreign students meet is to hang out only with their friends who already speak the same language. This might be comfortable but you won't get the most out of your study abroad experience. Instead make friends with local students. See where they hang out and go to the same places to broaden your social circle and your cultural knowledge.

While you could stay in the provided student accommodation, depending on your location it could be a good idea to find an apartment somewhere that is more integrated into the local community. Even better, pick a roommate who doesn't speak the same language as you do. That means that your new language will become the common one and you will quickly get to grips with it. This will also help you to integrate more with the local community and really get a lot out of studying abroad.

Get to know the culture
Once you've beefed up your language skills and have made a few friends then it's time to get to know the local culture and check out the attractions. But you'll be able to do this with a difference. Instead of following the well trodden tourist trails, you can get your new friends to give you an insider's view of what is really worth seeing in the vicinity and around the region. When you get back home you'll be able to amaze your friends and family with your specialized knowledge of a place they may only have seen in the guidebooks.

Once you follow these tips you will really get the most out of studying abroad. Most people find that it gives them a greater appreciation of world cultures, exposure to people and situations that they would otherwise have missed and new language skills. All of these come in handy once you have finished your course and move into the working world.

Dee Mason writes on behalf of credit cards expert, offering impartial advice on personal finances for students and working professionals alike.

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Europeanization: Do We Still Miss the Big Picture?

The Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL) of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute for European Studies (IEE) of the Université libre de Bruxelles are organizing an international conference “Europeanization : Do we still miss the big picture?” on March 29 and 30, 2012 in Brussels.

Description of the Conference
The concept of Europeanization can be considered as a tremendous success in the field European Studies of the last 20 years. Already early on the number of approaches to analyze how and “when Europe hits home” has multiplied. While this variety certainly is a strength, it runs a methodological risk: no common definition of Europeanization has been found and more precisely the danger of conceptual stretching occurs. Meanwhile, the first generations of definitions have been abandoned due to their conceptual proximity to concepts European integration, but more comprehensive definitions imply again the complexity of processes of Europeanization and mutual impacts of Europeanization and European Integration.

This development points at a complex facet of europeanization research: do we want to limit ourselves to use Europeanization as the explanans for change? Is it not also necessary to explain Europeanization itself, i.e. treating it as the explanandum? Instead of assuming that we find a linear process in either direction, shouldn’t we take into account that processes of construction, diffusion and institutionalization do not necessarily follow a stringent or coherent pattern? Furthermore it is questionable that these processes will have the same impact on the ‘classical’ 3 P’s of Political science: policies, politics and polities.

We still seem not to know a lot about the black box of the national and subnational level, i.e. how actors deal with the EU’s direct and indirect impact every day and the relationship of Europeanization and European Integration.

Do we still miss the big picture of Europeanization? Is such a picture desirable? Or does it become much more of a mosaic given its plethora of analytical approaches? Hence a discussion on research methods and case selection is needed as the emphasis on complexity runs the risk of losing the analytical capacity to determine causality in Europeanization.

This conference will try to develop answers to these questions by dealing with the above mentioned complex processes of Europeanization:
o Do we still miss the “big picture” of Europeanization?
o How can we improve theory in Europeanization studies?
o What methodology for opening the black box?
o How do complex processes of Europeanization relate to European integration?

The conference structure will follow this threefold focus of attention with three panels:
(a) Improving theory
(b) Europeanization and European Integration
(c) Case Studies on Europeanization.

Abstracts (max. 300 words) should be submitted, along with contact information (name, institutional affiliation, department, e-mail address), to Thomas Kostera ( by November 15, 2011. Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format or as a Microsoft Word document. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by December 10, 2011. For more information, please contact or 

The full paper (max. 8000 words) must be submitted by March 1st, 2012.

A publication of the conference papers is planned.


Traineeship at European Centre For Modern Languages

The European Centre For Modern Languages (ECML) in Graz, Austria, has been offering traineeships since 1997. The scheme has proved a highly successful means of developing further contacts between the Centre and its member states. Recruiting young professionals from all over Europe to join its team for a short period both reinforces the Centre’s role as a place of international cooperation and promotes an atmosphere of intercultural learning. For the trainees it often represents their first experience of an international organisation. The scheme which the ECML now offers is the result of a learning process and is adapted to meet the needs both of the Centre and the trainees themselves. 

Duration & Traineeship Areas 
The ECML offers traineeships, lasting in general 6 months, twice a year. According to their field of interest applicants can choose the main area in which they would like to be involved (although the tasks will cover a wide variety of areas):
- organisation of events and meetings;
- documentation and resources;
- the Centre’s website;
- finances and general administration

Trainees should be graduate students preferably at postgraduate level. They should be plurilingual (English, French, German) and have adequate writing and computer skills as they will frequently be asked to translate official documents.

Trainees receive an allowance from the Centre of approximately 686 Euros per month. This allowance is transferred by the Council of Europe at the end of each calendar month, i.e. if the trainee starts work on 1 July the payment will not arrive until 31 July. As this can be problematic at the start of the stay, particularly when a deposit and payment in advance is often required for accommodation,you will be offered a support facility to ensure that new arrivals do not have financial difficulties as a result of their traineeship.

A contribution of a maximum of 230 Euros is made towards travel costs from the trainee’s home country to and from Graz. Any travel invoices should be therefore be kept. Normally the reimbursement is made in two instalments – in the first and last month of the traineeship, together with the monthly allowance.

In order to apply for the traineeship, you should fill in the application form and then upload it here. You are asked to describe your language skills in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For an explanation on the six levels of proficiency, please, refer to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division’s specific site on the European Language Portfolio (

The application deadlines are as follows:

30 September for the period January to June of the following year
31 March for the period July to December and September to February for Administration trainees only.

How to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Great Scholarship

With tuition on the rise nearly everywhere and the global economy still stuck in the mud, many students are turning to scholarships to help cover college costs. And really, who wouldn’t want free money?

But, how do you actually get your hands on this free money? Keep reading for our 10 tips on how to improve your chances of getting a great scholarship.

1. Earn good grades in high school.
You don’t need a 4.0 to get a scholarship, but decent grades sure help. If it’s between you and an equally-qualified finalist, your grades can give you the edge you need. So, put your best effort into your high school classes.

2. Volunteer locally.
Scholarship committees love students who are active in their communities. Pick a cause you care about and invest your time into it. This will help build your resume, too.

3. Talk to your guidance counselor.
Some scholarship committees send information and application forms straight to high schools. Ask your guidance counselor what’s on file.

As a bonus, the more you build your relationship with your guidance counselor, the more likely they are to write you a letter of recommendation if a scholarship requires one.

4. Contact the colleges you’re thinking about attending.
If you already have a list of colleges you plan to apply to, contact them and ask what kinds of institutional scholarships they offer. If you get accepted into a few of your top choices, the availability of scholarships and aid at each could help you narrow it down.

5. Use free scholarship search engines.
There are plenty of free scholarship search engines online, so pick a few and set up a profile on each. One good option is the College Board’s Scholarship Search. A completed profile on this and other search engines helps you find the scholarships that are right for you.

6. Give local scholarships a chance.
Ask local businesses and organizations about scholarships for students in the community. Local scholarships aren’t as competitive as national ones because there are fewer applicants. See if your parents can ask their employers about this, since some companies have scholarships available for children of employees.

7. Apply for small scholarships, too.
Some students don’t bother with scholarships that offer fairly small amounts of money, like $100. Well, think of it this way: if you spend an hour getting the application materials together and an hour writing an essay, then you win the scholarship, you just made $50 per hour. Trust me, you’ll be glad to have it when you see how much your college textbooks cost!

8. Don’t apply to scholarships for which you aren’t qualified.
It sounds obvious, but some students just apply to lots of scholarships and hope they get lucky. It’s much better to find a few scholarships that are a good fit for you and put your best effort into applying for those.

9. If you need letters of recommendation, ask early.
Many scholarships ask for letters of recommendation from people who know you well, and not always academically. Once you decide who you want to write a letter of recommendation for you, ask them as early as you can. Think of one month’s notice as the minimum. Show them the scholarship criteria and provide your resume. If they agree to do it, send them a handwritten thank you note.

10. Get a head start.
You should start researching scholarships during your junior year of high school and applying to them at the start of your senior year. It takes time to get a quality application together; rushing to meet scholarship deadlines will only make your senior year more stressful. Starting now could save you time and money later.

Now that you know how to improve your chances of getting a great scholarship, you’ll be better prepared to tackle those applications. Remember, you don’t have to be a straight A student to earn a scholarship. There are scholarships that are right for you out there. You just need to find them, put together the best applications you can, and hope for the best.

Daniela Baker from CreditDonkey contributed this article. She reminds you that you shouldn’t have to pay money to look for or get a scholarship. Never give your student credit card number or your parents’ credit card number to anyone who claims they need it to “hold a scholarship” for you.

7th UNESCO Youth Forum

UNESCO offers young journalists and bloggers the opportunity to participate in the 7th Youth Forum of the 36th UNESCO General Conference, taking place in Paris from 17 to 20 October 2011. Journalists and bloggers who are selected to attend the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum will be able to network with youth delegates from 193 countries, with key members of international organizations and with non-governmental organizations.

A young blogger from each of UNESCO’s five constituent regions (Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America & Latin America and the Caribbean) will be selected.

Established in 1999, the Youth Forum has become an integral part of UNESCO’s highest decision-making body - the General Conference. It brings together young delegates from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences and identify common opportunities and challenges

Youth journalists and bloggers have three roles: Firstly, they will ensure internal coverage of the Forum through blogs, articles, video clips, radio coverage and other relevant mediums. Secondly, they will be responsible for reporting news of the Forum to their regional and local communities, networks and organizations. Thirdly, they will accompany the action of youth delegates in implementing the recommendations of the Forum in the regions.

Find below the basic selection criteria and the processes for application and selection:

Applications should be sent to with the reference “Youth blogger application for the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum”. The application deadline is Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Criteria for Selection
General requirements for youth journalists and bloggers:
• Be below 30 years of age
• To have journalism (online, print, photo, video, radio) and/or blogging experience
• To have a working knowledge of English and/or French. Knowledge of another of the six official United Nations languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) will be an asset

Selection Process
The selection panel of the UNESCO Section for Youth, Sport and Physical Education is looking for youth journalists and bloggers based upon the above criteria. The final selection will take into consideration the representation from the five UNESCO regions, languages and gender parity.

*Required documents for selection process:
• CV
• A brief cover letter.
• Online articles, videos, etc which prove journalism experience.
• Name and e-mail of two references from people who are familiar with the work of the youth blogger.

Air travel and accommodation for the selected youth journalists and bloggers will be covered by UNESCO.

By reporting on the Youth Forum’s discussions, activities, regional follow-up, and outcomes, the young journalists and bloggers will directly enhance its results.

UNESCO looks forward to receiving your applications! 

Professional Training on Negotiation and Protocols

Kosovo Youth Atlantic Treaty Association is organizing professional training on “Negotiation and Protocols” in Durres, Albania on 1 – 6 November 2011. This course will develop your understanding of the principles, strategies, and tactics of effective negotiation and professional relationship management. You will also increase awareness and understanding of ethical principles and stakeholder considerations that influence the choices offered and made in transactions and relationships. 

You will learn to identify and assess the variables in negotiations, develop sound negotiation planning techniques, develop an understanding of various strategies and tactics to use as you ethically resolve conflicts, transactional and interpersonal differences. Learn how to use that knowledge to execute effective dispute resolutions, and improved competence to manage professional relationships. 

The course methodology is highly participative and utilizes class discussion, assigned readings, and simulations in one-on-one, fishbowl, and group situations. Tools for effectively planning for negotiations are reviewed and implemented. Students will work with other class members, in and outside of class, to plan group negotiations.
The objective of this training is to provide students a broad understanding on the historical development, the security, social, political and philosophical dimensions of the negotiations and protocols. 

Target Group
Students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in Euro-Atlantic integration will benefit from each other in an intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process. Former classes consisted of regular students and practitioners such as civil servants, communication experts, young politicians and even parliamentary officials.

The course does not require special knowledge about negotiation policies, European politics, law, history or culture, but participants should be interested in more than just their field of specialization. In class participation, especially in the discussions with experts, is essential for the course success and plays an important role in grading.

Lectures, presentations and examinations will be held in English.

Tuition fees
Tuition fee for KYATA’s former students is 95 €uro
Tuition fee for Kosovo, Western Balkan, YATA and ATA members 100 €uro;
Tuition fee for NATO and EU Member countries is 140 €uro
Tuition fee for students from the rest of the world is 200 €uro

This tuition price includes:
  • Tuition (all lectures, workshops, discussions as mentioned in the program)
  • Reading materials (on-line version will be at your disposal after confirmation of your participation with students IP).
  • Housing and 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Thanks to the generosity of KYATA and Partners, and their international cooperation's and student exchange as its highest priority you can make use of the low cost of the training in comparison with other trainings in the Balkan Peninsula and abroad. For very reasonable price you will get the highest academic standards and an exciting culture and social, and study visits program in the region.

Moreover, accommodation, meals and reading materials are prepared for you, so you don't have to worry about anything. You can concentrate only on studying and enjoying yourself. The only cost not included in the price is travel expenses.

Mr Bekim Salihu

Think Tank School for Caucasus and Central Asia

Think Tank School for Caucasus and Central Asia will take place on October 20-22, 2011 in Bazaleti, Georgia. The event is organized by the Lithuanian Free Market Institute and New Economic School Georgia in cooperation with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation (USA) and the Free University (Georgia).

Topics of the seminar include: fundraising, public relations, management, communication with governments and coalition building. The speakers of the seminar will be experienced professionals from the USA, the EU and Georgia. The event will consist of lectures and workshops where participants will be able to address their specific issues and solve problems.

We invite members of new think tanks (up to 5 years in operation) as well as individuals who are active, motivated and dedicated to the ideas of liberty. If you fit this description and are willing to participate in this seminar, please send us the following documents by September 26, 2011, to We will select 26 best applicants and provide them with a seminar package (travel, accommodation, meals and event material) for free.

Documents to be sent (3 in total):
1. Brief CV;
2. Recommendation letter (it is not necessary, if you are applying on behalf of a think tank);
3. Motivation letter (max 1 page):
a) If you are applying as a think tank: analyse your think tank, identify its weaknesses and shortcomings;
b) If you are applying as an individual: present a vision of how you intend to spread the ideas of liberty in your country and what skills or qualifications you lack and wish to improve.

What we expect from the participants?
· Good English language skills;
· Adequate preparation;
· Full and active participation.

Last year the Think Tank School took place in Lithuania. It attracted renowned speakers and participants from 10 countries. The event was highly estimated by participants, greatly boosting their inspiration. More information about last year’s think tank school is posted online.

Contact information for questions: 

European Media Work Exchanges

The MARS programme builds upon previous actions and recommendations made by Council of Europe bodies regarding media pluralism, diversity, fight against discrimination, and intercultural dialogue. Regarding the wide range of media productions, it will focus, though not exclusively, on sport media coverage. If Sport is a major field of investment for the media production and is an important area for building social cohesion, it can be a source of tensions between groups, communities, or even nations.

By working with all the media actors and by making them work together, MARS offers a way of exchanging and fostering intercultural dialogue between the various groups of the public within the media reach. In this sense, the MARS programme wants to foster mutual understanding, to counter stereotypes and to reduce discriminatory and racist attitudes.

To go towards achieving this outcome, the MARS programme is offering media professionals (journalism students and trainers, journalists, media managers, etc.) the opportunity to participate in European Media Work Exchanges.

The MARS Media Work Exchanges are a unique opportunity for media professionals, and future ones, to widen the scope of their media practices and contact pools.

Media professionals will have the opportunity to host a media colleague/counterpart and be hosted themselves by a media related organisation in return (training organisations, media, self-regulatory and regulatory bodies, professional unions… ) to exchange professional experience and to produce together with the participating colleague, a common output (training exercises, media reports, case studies, etc.).

To help with the process, the Council of Europe will provide participants the financial and logistics support to travel and work with European Union colleagues in 10-day work exchanges (5 days as guest / 5 days as host).

Where can you do your Media Work Exchange ?
In any of the 27 member states, apart from your own state, knowing preference will be given to participants coming from priority countries chosen by the MARS joint programme. These are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

When can you do your Media Work Exchange ?
Any time between October 2011 and November 2012 once you have found someone to partner with; please note that November 2012 will be dedicated to the second/return leg of the 5-day session of the Media Work Exchanges. 

A/ In the field of Journalism & Media Training & Literacy, priority will be given to:
  • Journalism and/or Media Trainer/Teacher/Lecturer,

  • Professionals and staff members of regulatory bodies (Press councils, audiovisual regulatory bodies), of media professional unions (of journalists, editors and broadcasters…), of human rights, anti-discrimination and anti-racism bodies, of sport clubs, of sports persons’ unions and of sport associations.

B/ For Ethics & Editorial Management, priority will be given to:
  • Managing Editor, Executive Editor, Deputy Managing Editor, Publisher, Editorial Operations Director, etc. belonging to any kind of media support,

  • Professionals and staff members of regulatory bodies (Press councils, audiovisual regulatory bodies), of media professional unions (of journalists, editors and broadcasters…), of human rights, anti-discrimination and anti-racism bodies, of sport clubs, of sports persons’ unions and of sport associations, in particular Communication and press officers and managers, public relations officers and managers linked to human rights, anti-discrimination and anti-racism bodies, sport clubs, sports persons’ unions and sport associations.

C/ For Media Cross-Production, priority will be given to:
  • Journalist, Photographers, Photo journalist and Journalism Student linked to any kind of media support,

  •  Communication & press officers and managers, public relations officers and managers linked to human rights, anti-discrimination and anti-racism bodies, sport clubs, sports persons’ unions and sport associations.

Any media professional listed in the application form can apply for any kind of Media Work Exchange. We have indicated on the application who might be best to benefit from the Media Work Exchanges; however arrangements are flexible so feel free to advise. 

For any participant accepting these conditions, the Council of Europe will:
  • Provide a prepaid flight or train ticket economy class for each of the MARS Media Work Exchange participants

  • Cover living expenses through a fixed €310 grant for each of the 5 days period to MARS Media Work Exchange Participants

  • Layout and design of the output

  • Publish the output on the MARS website in the two Council of Europe official languages.

There are two ways to participate in the Media Work Exchange programme:
  •  You can apply directly on behalf of yourself and another participant in European media organisation of your choice if you have already defined a common project.

  • Otherwise the Council of Europe will support each motivated applicant to find a possible applicant partner in one of the EU countries.

Apply by filling in the application form