MULTIKULTI on the ground - write for us from Vilnius – 8th December-11th December 2011 (now closed)

Article published on Nov. 15, 2011
Article published on Nov. 15, 2011
MULTIKULTI on the ground - write for us from Vilnius – 8th December-11th December 2011 Editor-in-charge/ Cristina Cartes / 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, this year with a special focus on multiculturalism in Europe.
8th December-11th December 2011: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

Step 1: what’s it about

WHAT IS IT: In 2011 we launch our monthly editorial series - ‘MULTIKULTI on the ground’ - which aims to raise consciousness on the issue of multiculturalism and variety of cultures in Europe.

TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, young projects, ideas, stories, initiatives and angles that have emerged from multicultural preoccupations. Be ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been hanging out and working in Vilnius. Spend time with locals, describe what you saw/ felt/ learned from them. Be critical, ‘MULTIKULTI’ isn’t an ideology for!

Step 2: recruiting you

WANTED: We need three journalists (written or video) and one photographer to join this mission - writing on aforesaid offbeat, MULTIKULTI-related topics with the support of our local host team. You'll also attend a local debate held by them in Vilnius (´Leisure culture in Vilnius: friendly or adverse to multiculturalism?`) 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 before applying, flog your idea donkeys to me.

__Step 3: you on MULTIKULTI on the ground __ LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/ trains to Vilnius: up to 250 Euros is reimbursed by 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 Vilnius or a hostel. Important: Look for flights to Kaunas in addition to Vilnius. Ryanair flies there and the shuttle to Vilnius costs 10 euros.

EDITORIAL: The editors and the team in Vilnius (read the cityblog will help and assist you define your angle/ article before the trip. BUT: it’s up to you to do research before leaving for the project, to find interesting 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 !

- with your CV, three-line MULTIKULTI article proposals, link with the news and crisis of multiculturalism in Europe, ideas of interviewees... We look forward to eating them up!

Contact: Cristina Cartes/ redaccion...