The German-Northern European Journalists' Bursary
The German non-profit organization IJP – International Journalists’ Programmes – hereby announces its twenty-first bursary in 2020 for journalists from Germany and the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In 2015 the exchange with the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania was was also included.
Up to eleven German and eleven Nordic / Baltic journalists in total will have the opportunity to work for a media outlet in the respective other country from April to May 2020.
IJP is a non-profit organisation offering exchange programmes for early and mid-career journalists between Germany and more than 50 countries. These programmes enable participants to experience their host countries from a correspondent's perspective. So far, similar programmes have been set up for journalists from Germany and the U.S.A., the U.K., the Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Southern Africa, the Middle East, Poland and Central-Eastern Europe.
Journalists from all six countries, who join the German-Northern European Scholarship, gain personal experience and professional insight of the political landscape, the economy, and of the everyday life in the host country. Participants from the Northern countries meet opinion- and decision-makers in Germany, the largest country in the European Union. The programme is funded by the Auswärtiges Amt (Foreign Office of the German Federal Government), by the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries and by a small circle of private sponsors.
The scholarship programme starts in April 2020 with a three-day introduction conference (2nd to 4th of April 2020) in one of the Nordic capitals or Berlin. Immediately afterwards, the participating journalists will take up their internships at the host media. If necessary, changes to the schedule can be discussed, due to individual needs. The host media will be selected by the IJP according to the interests and qualifications of the bursary recipients.
During a final meeting (May 28th to 30th, 2020) participants are requested to deliver a three-page account of their experience and a clipping of newspaper articles and/or radio, television or online contributions. Those reports and contributions will be part of the final documentation. Furthermore, the participants are invited to stay in touch through the IJP alumni network.
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