Call for journalists: BUCHAREST 20 - 23 May 2010

Article published on April 29, 2010
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Article published on April 29, 2010
Editor-in-charge/ Nabeelah Shabbir/ Hello all, Whilst my Italian colleague is heading a team of journalists to Berlin, I'll be heading southwards to the Romanian capital for the following editorial mission - read more below.

Untitled_1.jpg 11 cities, 11 special city editions of feature reports, 11 local debates

Our yearly series of monthly reporting missions to a different city in our Europe-wide network is coming to an end...and we hope with a bang!


bucharest.jpg (Image: ©chepedaja at Flickr)

Step 1: what’s it about

WHAT IS IT: This year, we've continued our monthly editorial series, ‘EU Crisis on the ground’ (funded by the European commission).

TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, positive citizen initiatives that have emerged out of the crisis. Comparing this on a pan-European playing field. Finding young, positive angles on the crisis.

Step 2: recruiting you

WANTED: We need three journalists, one video maker and one photographer to join this mission - writing on aforesaid offbeat, crisis-related topics with the support of our local host team in Romania, and attending a local debate held by the team in Bucharest.

It’s your proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative, do some research, flog your idea donkeys to me.

Step 3: you on EU crisis on the ground

LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/ trains to Bucharest: up to 250 euros is reimbursed by upon return from the trip, along with other travel, food expenses up to 25 euros every day (figures TBC). The team is hosted by the locals in Bucharest.

EDITORIAL: the editor in Paris and the team in Bucharest will help define your article, find you fixers, interviewees for your time in the city. The written piece is due in strictly one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor in Paris will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published shortly after.

Step 4: email NABEELAH at with your CVs, three-line article proposals, link with the news and crisis, ideas of interviewees

Prepare yourself: scroll down the city pages to read our other city editions here

'Journalists vs EU crisis in Italy': we take Turin for a spin

The new idea behind Sofia

Paris: the poor party, prickly periphery psyche

Crisis: no Brussels burn

Budapest tests

Look forward to hearing from you!