Open to journalists from Germany, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway ,Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Li
15 Nov 2015
Work permit : Not-Required
The German non-profit organization IJP – International Journalists’ Programmes – hereby announces its seventeenth bursary in 2016 for journalists from Germany and the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. A new addition is the exchange with the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.Five journalists from the Nordic countries and six from the Baltic states will have the opportunity to work for German media outlets for two months in 2016. At the same time, five German journalists visit host media in Northern 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 2016 with a four-day introduction conference (7th to 10th April, 2016) 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.