EPRIE Program - Media in Times of Populism and Post-truth Politics – Challenges and Opportunities, 27 June - 8 July 2018


March 25, 2018

Event Date:

June 27, 2018 - July 08, 2018

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As an intercultural exchange program, EPRIE aims to promote and improve dialogue between people of neighboring countries in East Asia and Europe, and to support the process of integration in each region. By strengthening transnational relations, EPRIE shall actively contribute toward promoting international understanding.

Target groups are young people aged between 25 and 35 years from Europe (mainly France, Germany, Poland) and East Asia (mainly China, Japan, Korea). Program participants will include young professionals, and postgraduate students in Master and Research degrees from the field of Area Studies as well as from the disciplines of History, Social and Communication Sciences, among others.

Participants will compare historical developments before and after the Second World War, examine the political and social dimensions of mutual relations, and analyze relevant regional cooperation and challenges. Each topic will be dealt with various perspectives and will be presented with the assistance of specialists from the field of politics, economics, academia and media.

In addition, key competencies in intercultural cooperation will be mediated. Through intensive collaborations at the seminar, a network will be created that shall seek to serve long-term cooperation.


EPRIE 2018 will be held from June 27 to July 8, 2018 in Europe (Poland, Germany, and Belgium). Application deadline will be on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Eligible candidates

  • are young practitioners and experts from civil society, media, administration or international organizations, journalists, educators, advanced graduate students, early postdoctoral researchers

  • have a special interest in the topic and willingness to connect with others in the field

  • are expected to speak fluent English (program language)

  • are between 25 and 35 years of age

  • are preferably from France, Germany, Poland, China, Japan or Korea. Applicants from other countries are also welcome.

To complete an application, the following documents are required:

  • application form
  • recommendation form
  • CV
  • Proof of English language skills

Committee kindly asks applicants to fill out the forms and send the required documents to info@eprie.net. Please note that committee cannot consider incomplete applications for selection!

A committee will select 20 participants from the applications received.

Selected applicants will join for a unique intercultural experience. They will exchange their views and ideas through intensive dialogue in international working groups. In addition to gaining specialized knowledge, participants will develop intercultural competencies. EPRIE provides a platform for exchange that encourages participants to build a sustainable network for cooperation with the other members of the EPRIE Alumni network.

All basic expenses during the program including accommodation, transfers and meals are covered. However, participants are expected to cover their own travel costs from their home country to the first conference location in Wroclaw/Krzyzowa (Poland) and back from Brussels (Belgium). Overseas candidates can apply for financial support.

The organizer of EPRIE is the Korea Verband, a politically independent association based in Berlin. EPRIE is kindly supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a private German foundation engaged in the promotion of international understanding, and the Japan office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Tokyo.

Program 2018

EPRIE aims to exchange perspectives and experiences between East Asia and Europe. In 2018, you will take a closer look at the challenges posed by populism and post-truth politics to the media sector and the opportunities of media innovations to tackle these issues.

Together with media practitioners, actors from civil society, scholars and politicians,  you will focus on the changing role of media in times of populism and post-truth politics. Traditional media outlets increasingly need to regain trust if they do not want to lose their importance. In order to face this challenge, they must find innovative ways to organize and finance journalism. Social media, on the other hand, can be used to spread populist messages, fake news and hate. However, it also allows us to develop ideas, collaborate across borders and find new ways of participation.

The program will consist of:

  • 3 days of preliminary program with  introductory session in  Krzyzowa, Poland,
  • 5 days of sessions with intensive peer to peer exchange on the topic and visits to organizations in Potsdam and Berlin, Germany,
  • 4 days of sessions with alumni and visits to institutions in Brussels, Belgium.

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