The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) and Clean Energy Wire invite journalists from Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany to participate in a cross-border exchange programme on issues related to energy, environment, and climate change. The scholarships are funded by EUKI (European Climate Initiative). Journalists, who are granted the climate & energy bursary, will receive a deeper and more detailed insight into the field and get the opportunity to work and specialize topically and internationally alike. They are also welcome to pursue a transnational research on a common topic during their fellowship.
The scholarship programme starts with a thematic introductory conference. Subsequently, the participating journalists will begin their stay at their respective journalistic host organizations. Journalists from Germany will stay at a host media in one of the other countries for the time of the scholarship while the journalists from those countries will spend their time in a media in Germany. These media are selected by the IJP in consideration of the interests, qualifications and wishes of the fellows. While being embedded partly in the workflow of the host media, the scholars will work on their own journalistic projects and mainly report for media in their home country. During the six to eight weeks of the stay, the journalists will get to know the host country better, establish contacts to local journalists and deepen his or her knowledge about climate and energy issues.
The programme concludes with a final meeting. The participants are asked to deliver a three-page report of their experiences. It should also include all contributions produced during their stay. After the exchange, we encourage the participants to stay in touch with each other through the IJP alumni network through which they will have the chance to meet many of IJP's former scholars in Germany and more than 40 other countries.
The application process
The application is open to any journalist from the above mentioned countries, working for any print, radio, online or TV media (employed or freelancer). Fluency in German or one of the other countries' official languages is not expected, though helpful for successful application. At least workable knowledge of English is essential.
Deadline for application is July 15th, 2020.
Applications should include:
• CV, incl. photograph
• letter of recommendation by an editor or supervisor, supporting the application
• four written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked to send a comprehensive list of contributions).
• scholars from Germany should select three media and countries they would like to stay and journalists from the other countries should come up with at least three possible host media in Germany they would be interested being located at.
The selection committee will inform applicants by August 15th, 2020.
Address of application
Postfach 31 07 46
Digital applications are preferred and kindly requested in one pdf document.