Call for journalists/photographers: EUtopia Time to Vote, 19-23 February, Seville
7 cities and 7 special feature reports: we're continuing our series of monthly reporting missions to different cities in our pan-European network. This year with ‘EUtopia: Time to Vote’, there is a special focus on the European Parliamentary elections this year.
STEP 1: WHAT IT'S ABOUT?
WHAT IS ‘EUtopia’? In 2013 we launched our monthly editorial series, ‘EUtopia on the ground’, which aims to raise consciousness about what Europe really is as the European Parliamentary elections approach.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?: Valorising local, young projects, ideas, stories, initiatives and angles that have emerged from preoccupations challenging our future and fantasies. Get out ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been out and about, really getting to grips with Seville. Try to use more 'gonzo' journalism than 'institutional' journalism: be creative, be personal, whilst remaining journalistic-minded with the facts and statistics, the sources and interviewees. Spend time with locals, describe what you saw/felt/learnt from them. Be critical, ‘EU’ isn’t an ideology for cafebabel.com.
STEP 2: RECRUITING YOU
WANTED: We need three journalists (print or video) and one photographer to join this mission: writing on the three following topics with the support of our local host team:
- Youth unemployment and mobility in Europe
- Youth initiatives from Seville at the European institutions
- Europhilia/Europhobia and Euroscepticism
Make sure you come prepared so we can really get stuck in.
It’s your article proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative, do some research before applying, show us what you’ve got.
STEP 3: YOU ON EUTOPIA ON THE GROUND
LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/trains to Seville: a sum of up to 280 euros is reimbursed by cafebabel.com (provided receipts are kept) upon return from the trip and receipt of the article. Other travel and food expenses are reimbursed (for more information speak to our project manager Amandine). The team is accommodated in a hostel.
EDITORIAL: The editor in charge at Paris HQ, who will be leading the mission in Seville, will supervise you in defining the angle of your article and making preparations for interviews at least a couple of weeks before the trip is due to commence.
BUT: it’s up to you to do your own research before leaving for the project, to find interesting angles and book interviewees and ideas 'on the ground'. The written piece is due in strictly one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor from the central Paris office will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published in six languages within the following month.
STEP 4: APPLY
If you are under 35 years old and you live in a European country, then send us your CV, two three-line EUTOPIA pitches, linked with the European elections, youth mobility and unemployment, ideas of interviewees... be original! We look forward to reading them!
Contact: Matthieu Amaré firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Katarzyna Piasecka email@example.com
Logistics questions: Amandine Guillemois firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline : Monday 27th january, midday.
Follow the progress of the project on the Eutopia on the ground Facebook page.
This project is funded with support from the European Commission via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hippocrène Foundation and the Evens Foundation.