EU Debate on the ground is the follow up project of our Europe on the ground (EOTG) / EU Reporter project and is aiming at anchoring the electoral debate on the ground for the upcoming European parliamentary elections in June 2009. Our local teams are at the very heart of this project as the hosts and organizers of the project.
EU Debate on the ground brings together cafebabel.
Last week, four journalists, one photographer and me, beeing in charge of this project, discovered Budapest on the ground, successfully hosted by our Budapest team.
The first meeting between the participants and our hosts is in a restaurant in the city center: Who are the babelians from Budapest actually?
The Paris local team organized last week a Europe on the ground in Paris. Have here some insights about what happens during an EOTG. Arriving on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, the EOTG journalists have 4 days on the ground. During the day and with the help of our local team in Paris, the EOTG participants could concentrate on their investigations.
If we put Europeans in a box – isn’t the same result than living in a city like Paris where people all over Europe have to deal with each other because they don’t have a lot of space on their own? What about starting an experiment on the ground: Let us start with Paris, where the cafebabel.com’s headquarter is located.
Want to discover the 'European' side of a city? Want to go beyond the tourist traps and get to the real picture? This is the place for you! This blog accompanies cafebabel.com's innovative European journalism project - 5 journalists, 4 days, 1 city: Europe 'on the ground'!