Exchange programme brings together journalists from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Germany in 2022

We are inviting: Journalists from Rumania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Germany
Application deadline 30 March 2022
Rumania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Germany
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Apply now for the journalist exchange programme we are offering in cooperation with the International Journalists' Programmes (IJP). The programme is focussing on reporting in the field of climate and energy and is co-funded by EUKI (the European Climate Initiative).
Journalists from Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia and Germany with a passion for climate and energy topics will be able to take part in the exchange programme.
Application deadline is 30 March 2022.


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The International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) and Clean Energy Wire invite journalists from Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia to participate in a two-month cross-border  exchange programme on issues related to energy, environment, and climate change. The scholarships are funded by EUKI (the European Climate Initiative initiated by the German Federal Government). 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 specialise topically and internationally alike. They are also welcome to pursue a transnational research during their fellowship.

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 The scholarship programme starts with a thematic introductory conference. Subsequently, the participating journalists will begin their stay at their respective journalistic host organizations. The stays and placements at a medium, which usually last six to eight weeks, will take place flexibly at a time of the fellow's choice/according to the possibilities of the pandemic situation in 2022. 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 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 stay, the fellow 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 report of their experiences. It should also include all contributions produced during their stay.


The application is open to any journalist, blogger or documentary filmmaker 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 the successful application. At least workable knowledge of
English is essential.

Applications should include:
▪ CV, incl. photograph
▪ Letter of motivation
▪ letter of recommendation by an editor or supervisor, supporting the application
▪ two written samples of work (TV and radio journalists are asked to send a comprehensive list of contributions.) Blogger and filmmakers can also send links.
▪ scholars from Germany should select two media and countries they would like to stay and journalists from the other countries should come up with at least two possible
host media in Germany they would be interested being located at.

If the programme is not carried out due to the Covid-19 crisis or if it is carried out at a different time, all applications remain valid. We will inform all participants
promptly about changes. Please send your digital application in ONE pdf document until March 30, 2022 to:

If you have any queries regarding the programme or your application, please contact: Miodrag Soric: or Susanne Koch

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