The OPEN Media Hub is inviting journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, 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:
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:
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.