10 cities, 10 special city editions of feature reports, 10 local debates: We're continuing our series of monthly reporting missions to a different city in our Europe-wide network, with a special focus on green issues
FEBRUARY 2011: BERLIN, GERMANY
(Join the adventure! from right to left: cafebabel.co.uk, cafebabel.it, cafebabel.pol, cafebabel.es, cafebabel.de, and cafebabel.com's director and development officer)
Step 1: what’s it about
WHAT IS IT: In 2011 we launched our monthly editorial series, ‘Green Europe on the ground’, which aims to raise consciousness on the environmental crisis.
TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, positive citizen initiatives that have emerged from environmental preoccupations. Comparing this on a pan-European playing field. Finding young, positive angles.
Step 2: recruiting you
WANTED: We need two journalists, one video maker and one photographer to join this mission - writing on aforesaid offbeat, environment-related topics with the support of our local host team. You'll also attend a local debate held by them in Berlin so we can make some noise whilst we are in town.
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 Green Europe on the ground__
LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/ trains to Berlin: up to 250 euros is reimbursed by cafebabel.com upon return from the trip. Other travel and food expenses are reimbursed for up to 25 euros every day. The team is hosted by the warm locals in Berlin.
EDITORIAL: The editor in Paris and the team in Berlin 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 in six languages within the following month. __ Step 4 : email Nabeelah at firstname.lastname@example.org__ with your CVs, three-line GREEN article proposals, link with the news and crisis, ideas of interviewees...I look forward to eating them up!