Journalists from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania or Serbia, are encouraged to submit research proposals on 2010’s theme -TABOO.
Each year ten journalists are chosen, through an open competition, to receive funding and professional support to research and report on a topic of regional and European importance.
Participating fellows will receive:
• A bursary of €2,000, a travel allowance of up to €2,000 and a chance to participate in a seven-month programme of professional development.
• The opportunity to travel across the region to produce an in depth report with a regional and European dimension.
• Training from internationally recognised journalists and experts.
• The opportunity to have their work published Europe-wide and to become a member of a growing network for journalistic excellence in the Balkans.
In addition, the independent Selection Committee will award bursaries of € 4,000, € 3,000 and € 1,000 for further professional development to the authors of the three winning articles.
Applications must be received no later than 01 March 2010.