Regional Voices Study Tour to Brussels – apply by 16th October

Thomson Foundation, supported by the European Union, invites Ukrainian regional journalists to submit their application for a study tour in Brussels on 22 November – 1 December 2016 by 16 October. This visit is a part of the Regional Voices project, aimed at strengthening conflict sensitive journalism in Ukraine’s regional media.

The 10-day course will consist of a training on the latest techniques and approaches in journalism and field news production on the issues, emanating from the conflict in Ukraine. Participants will meet relevant MPs from the European Parliament, visit other EU institutions, attend Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum assembly, Brussels based media and relevant think-tanks.

The training agenda will include, but not limited to:

  • Data journalism in order to provide audience with dependable and objective figures, allowing journalists to compare the actual situation with claims made by conflicting parties and to analyse long-term developments;
  • Video storytelling on different platforms;
  • Mobile video journalism;
  • Visualization techniques that turn data into easy-to-grasp, compelling graphics
  • Verification of user generated contents, especially in social media, in order to debunk false reports and provide objective and accurate news;
  • How to access and use Ukraine - EU related news.

The aim of the study visit is to support wider EU member state stakeholder information sharing on Ukraine, to network Ukrainian journalists with EU based media, and encourage their cooperation through the Regional Voices Network.

To apply for the study tour, fill in online form by the 16th of October, Sunday. Thomson Foundation will cover flights, visa, accommodation, transportation costs and meals during the visit.

For more information, contact the Regional Voices team at or +38 (044) 498 51 75.

About the Project:

The Regional Voices Project is an EU-funded initiative, implemented by a consortium of organisations, led by the Thomson Foundation, Institute of Regional Media and Information (IRMI), MEMO 98, Association Spilnyi Prostir (ASP) and the European Journalism Centre belong to the consortium. 

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