Deadline: 15 December 2014
Open to: journalists and media workers residing in any of the 28 European Union countries
Grant: prepaid ticket and a fixed lump-sum grant of €500 for each EEMPs participant in support of cover their living expenses during their 5-day exchange
MEDIANE supports European Exchanges of Media Practices (EEMPs) involving journalism and media training centers, mainstream, community media, minority and diversity media, journalists’ unions, organisations of media owners etc.
These exchanges intend to allow various media actors to strengthen and enlarge their competences in terms of journalism training and practice or media content production with the view of including diversity and non-discrimination in their everyday practice.
A EEMPs participant will work with his/her exchange partner for a minimum of 5 days/4 nights in his/her country. In exchange, the European colleague will welcome his/her partner for at least 5 days/4 nights in his/her country. At the end of this exchange, made up of at least two 5-day periods in two different EU countries, EEMPs participants produce an output, such as training tools, media reports, editorial management tools etc and a summary of their exchange experiences and recommendations to support inclusive and diverse media coverage.
The main objective of the EEMPs is to produce outputs (training tools, media reports, guidelines for recruitment etc.) or evaluate existing media products, training tools or case studies with the aim of including diversity and non-discrimination in design and production of media content. An additional aim is to collect the participants’ feedback during and after the exchange to map recommendations for the development of a self-monitoring and decision-making tool – the Media Index for Diversity Inclusiveness (MIDI). These outputs will be put online on the MEDIANE website and made available to the public.
More details are available in the Frequently Asked Questions page HERE.
MEDIANE provides a prepaid ticket and a fixed lump-sum grant of €500 for each EEMPs participant in support of cover their living expenses during their 5-day exchange. When applying, potential participants can suggest a European colleague they would like to work with, but the MEDIANE team can also support those participants in the search for a suitable exchange partner.
- Journalism and Media Production: Journalists (Print, Radio, TV, Multimedia), Photographers, Photo Journalists, Video Journalists, Bloggers, Podcaster, Journalism Students
- Media and Journalism Training: Journalism or media trainers/teachers, media literacy trainers, journalism lecturers, university staff etc.
- Journalism Practice: Managers, publishers, editorial directors, regulatory or self-regulatory body staff members, staff members and volunteers of journalists’ unions, etc.
Applicants need not be an EU citizen, but they must be residing in one of the 28 member states of the European Union.
The application process is open until 15 December 2014. 160 European Exchanges of Media Practices in 28 EU member states (Croatia joins the European Union on 1 July 2013) are planned.
If you already have a cross-corder partner, both of you have to apply for an exchange by separately completing the EEMPs application form HERE. Once your application is validated, they will contact you and your partner to ask you to finalise a joint work proposal. Please indicate the contact details of your partner in the application form.
If you do not have a partner, complete the EEMPs application form HERE and the MEDIANE team will support you in your search for a suitable exchange partner. Please provide detailed information on your exchange ideas and also consult the “How can I find an exchange partner?” sections of the Frequently Asked Questions HERE.
If you have a partner, consider a minimum of 6 weeks between your application and your first suggested exchange travel date. This time is needed to process your application, the joint work proposal and to organise your travel. If you do not have a partner please keep in mind that the partner search process may take some time.