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Covering the Eastern Partnership Summit

22nd November 2017 @ 8:00 am - 26th November 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The OPEN Media Hub is inviting journalists from ArmeniaAzerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to apply for a free trip and top production support to cover the Eastern Partnership Summit on the 24th of November in Brussels. Press details about the event are available here.

The OPEN Media Hub will facilitate your news coverage with a pre-Summit briefing on November 23rd, attendance of the Summit , and state-of-the-art production mentoring on November 25th. You will travel to Brussels on November 22nd and return on November 26th.

In order to be selected, we require interested journalists to pitch for and, if selected, to produce a story ahead of the trip to illustrate EU in action in their country and the Eastern Partnership summit’s key themes:

  • stronger economy: economic development and better market opportunities;
  • stronger governance: strengthening of institutions and good governance;
  • stronger connectivity: enhancing interconnections, notably in the areas of transport and energy;
  • stronger society: increasing mobility and contacts between people.

The Summit will also address political issues such as Armenia’s decision on the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement with the EU; and the acknowledgement of the European aspirations of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The stories will be published during the event in your media outlet and on our website here

In order to confirm your eligibility, please apply online to provide the following:

  • A letter from your manager supporting your application and stating the intention to publish content produced in anticipation of, during and after the networking event;
  • A pitch for the stories you intend to cover ;
  • A CV and a letter of motivation.

The final selection of participants will be done in consultation with the European Union’s Delegation in your country.

During the event, the services of top journalist mentors and a cameraman/editor with equipment will be provided.

The OPEN Media Hub will be covering the costs of travel, accommodation, meals and insurance, as well as visa costs for the participants who need a visa for Belgium.

PLEASE NOTE: Once selected, you will need to be accredited for the Summit by applying individually to the European Council’s Press Service.


22nd November 2017 @ 8:00 am
26th November 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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