STEP 1: WHAT’S IT ALL 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 in the run up to the European Parliamentary.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Writing about projects, ideas, stories, initiatives and angles that will grab people and make them see what Europe is all about. Get out ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been out there, really getting to grips with Strasbourg. Be more 'gonzo' than 'institutional' in your style of journalism: be creative, be personal, whilst remaining journalism-oriented with facts and statistics, good 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
We need three journalists (print or video) and one photographer to join this team: writing on the three following topics with the support of our local host team:
Youth unemployment and mobility in Europe
Youth initiatives from Strasbourg at the European institutions
Europhilia/Europhobia and Euroscepticism
Make sure you prepare so you can really get your teeth into your story.
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: THE YOU IN EUTOPIA ON THE GROUND
Book your own flights/trains to Strasbourg: a sum of up to 280 euros is reimbursed by cafebabel.com for transport (provided receipts are kept) upon your return from the trip and receipt of the article. 220 euros is reimbursed for living costs whilst in Strasbourg (keep receits). For more information speak to our project manager Amandine. The team will stay in a hostel paid for by Cafébabel.
The editor in charge at Paris HQ, who will be leading the team in Strasbourg, 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.
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 one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor from our 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 for interviewees etc... be original! We look forward to reading them!
Photographers! Send us a CV, a portfolio and two pitches for photo gallery stories in Strasbourg.
Here's an example from Tunisia http://www.cafebabel.fr/style-de-vie/article/tunisie-parkour-toujours.html
Contact: Matthieu Amaré firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Joel Lewin email@example.com
Logistics questions: Amandine Guillemois firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE : TUESDAY 18 MARCH, 23 :59.
SEND YOUR CV AND PITCHES TO email@example.com
Follow the progress of the project on the EUtopia 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.