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Call for journalists/photographers: EU in Motion, 1-5 October, Athens.

Article published on Sept. 5, 2014
Article published on Sept. 5, 2014

5 cities and 5 fea­ture re­ports: just after the Eu­ro­pean elec­tions, ‘EU in Mo­tion’ will focus on Eu­ro­pean is­sues at a global level and a local level, such as youth job­less­ness, so­cial Eu­rope, well-be­ing, where are we going??… with a se­ries of re­port­ing mis­sions to Athens.


WHAT IS IT? In 2013 we launch our monthly ed­i­to­r­ial se­ries, EU-in-Motion, which aims to make us think about the fu­ture of Eu­rope and where we're going with the elec­tions round the cor­ner.

TO DO WHAT: Val­oris­ing local, young pro­jects, ideas, sto­ries, ini­tia­tives and an­gles. Get out ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been hang­ing out and get­ting about in Athens. Go gonzo, don't go all 'in­sti­tu­tional' : be cre­ative, be per­sonal, whilst re­main­ing jour­nal­is­tic-minded with facts and sta­tis­tics, sources and in­ter­vie­ws. Spend time with lo­cals, de­scribe what you saw/felt/learnt from them. Be crit­i­cal, the ‘EU’ isn’t an ide­ol­ogy for caféba­bel.


WANTED: We need three jour­nal­ists (print or video) and one pho­tog­ra­pher to join this mis­sion: writ­ing on the 5 fol­low­ing top­ics with the sup­port of our local host team:

  • Youth un­em­ploy­ment
  • Elec­tions in this coun­try: does Eu­rope mat­ter?
  • Fun­da­men­tal rights and pop­ulism rise among the youth
  • So­cial Eu­rope and qual­ity of life from the youth' point of view
  • How to reg­u­late fi­nan­cial mar­kets and banks

Make sure you don’t come un­pre­pared, so we can get down to busi­ness whilst we're there.

It’s your ar­ti­cle pro­pos­als that will get you no­ticed for this mis­sion: so be cre­ative and do some re­search be­fore ap­ply­ing


LO­GIS­TICS: Book your own flights/trains to Athens: a sum of up to 280 euros is re­im­bursed by cafeba­bel (pro­vided re­ceipts are kept) upon re­turn from the trip and re­ceipt of the ar­ti­cle. Other travel and food ex­penses are re­im­bursed up to 200 euros (for more in­for­ma­tion talk to our pro­ject man­ager Emeline). The team stays in a hos­tel that has al­ready been booked by cafébabel.

ED­I­TO­R­IAL: The ed­i­tor in charge at Paris HQ, who will be lead­ing the trip to Athens. They 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, to find in­ter­est­ing an­gles and book in­ter­vie­wees and de­velop 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.


If you are under 35 years old and you live in a Eu­ro­pean coun­try, send us your CV, three-line EU­ IN MO­TION ar­ti­cle pro­pos­als (re­spec­tively one or two pro­pos­als for pho­to­gal­leries and some pic­tures if you apply as a pho­tog­ra­pher), linked with youth mo­bil­ity and un­em­ploy­ment, the rise of pop­ulism in EU coun­tries, so­cial and fi­nan­cial is­sues in Eu­rope, as well as ideas for in­ter­vie­wees... be orig­i­nal! We look for­ward to hear­ing them!

Dead­line: Friday 12th September, 23.59

Con­tact: eu-in-mo­tion@​cafeba­bel.​com​

This pro­ject is funded with sup­port from the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment.