Participate in My Science Programme for Young Journalists!

 

Are you a talented young journalist who wants to be part of building our future? Are you curious and enthusiastic about innovations and science? You want to know more about renewable energies, genetics, ICT or other interesting research fields? But it is not always easy to have direct access to the sources of information. Well, now you can learn more about these topics and what is more, you will be able to prepare your own scientific media works – in a way that everybody understands and enjoys it. How? Participate in the My Science Programme for Young Journalists and you will see.
90 young journalists will have the chance to spend one week in a European research laboratory, where they will meet the researchers, see interesting scientific experiences and understand what science is about. Be one of these young journalists! Forget about boring classrooms! Here you will have to be actively involved. And most importantly, you will learn how to communicate science and research in an interesting and fun way.
Participation in the My Science Programme is free of charge. You only need to send your application and you might be one of the selected 90 young journalists. Start to prepare your application now!
’My Science’ is a programme for supporting young journalists or students of
journalism in learning more about European science and research and give them
the tools that help them communicate European research and science to general
public during their future work as journalists.
1 Associated Countries: Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Liechtestein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
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Applicants are not obliged to have scientific background, however, interest and
basic understanding of the chosen science field is recommended.
2.1. Conditions of participation
All of the following conditions have to be fulfilled by the participants:
– Nationals of the European Union or Associated Countries
– 20-30 years old at the time of the workshop week
– Educational or professional background related to journalism
– Good written and spoken English, since the language of the workshop is
English
– Following the training week in the research laboratory, participants are
expected to produce two media works and publish those at least in two local
general media channels following the training programme. The language of
publication can be any official language of the European Union, translation
must be submitted to the My Science Programme`s organizers. The authors
of the best media works will be awarded at the closing Conference in June
2010.
– Applications must be submitted by e-mail or fax latest by 15th July 2009.
Media works (other than written articles) should be sent by post to the
following address:
Applications must include:
– Properly completed Application Form
– Copy of valid ID or passport
– Copy of diplomas (or in case of university students, copy of registration of
university enrolment)
Recommended:
– Applicants are recommended to include 2 letters of recommendations from
European/national/local medias stating that they would be interested in
publishing the media work of the participant following the workshop. At the
selection of participants, first priority will be given to the applicants providing
the letters.
Selected participants are offered the following:
– One week workshop in one of the six research laboratories. The workshop
starts on Monday morning and finishes on Friday evening. Participants must
be present during the whole time of the workshop. Non-compulsory
programme is on Saturday.
– The workshops on European research will be provided by researchers.
– Training material
– Media sessions related to communicating science to the general public
– Personal coaching during and after the workshop by the EURAC`s Scientific
Communication staff
– 500 EUR contribution to participant`s travel and accommodation expenses
Are you a talented young journalist who wants to be part of building our future? Are you curious and enthusiastic about innovations and science? You want to know more about renewable energies, genetics, ICT or other interesting research fields? But it is not always easy to have direct access to the sources of information. Well, now you can learn more about these topics and what is more, you will be able to prepare your own scientific media works – in a way that everybody understands and enjoys it. How? Participate in the My Science Programme for Young Journalists and you will see.
90 young journalists will have the chance to spend one week in a European research laboratory, where they will meet the researchers, see interesting scientific experiences and understand what science is about. Be one of these young journalists! Forget about boring classrooms! Here you will have to be actively involved. And most importantly, you will learn how to communicate science and research in an interesting and fun way.
Participation in the My Science Programme is free of charge. You only need to send your application and you might be one of the selected 90 young journalists. 
My Science program
Who can participate?
’My Science’ is a programme for supporting young journalists or students of journalism in learning more about European science and research and give them the tools that help them communicate European research and science to general public during their future work as journalists.
All of the following conditions have to be fulfilled by the participants:
– Nationals of the European Union or Associated Countries (Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Liechtestein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
– 20-30 years old at the time of the workshop week
– Educational or professional background related to journalism
– Good written and spoken English, since the language of the workshop is English
– Following the training week in the research laboratory, participants are expected to produce two media works and publish those at least in two local general media channels following the training programme. The authors of the best media works will be awarded at the closing Conference in June 2010.
– Applications must be submitted by e-mail or fax latest by 25th July 2009.
Selected participants are offered the following:
– One week workshop in one of the six research laboratories. The workshop starts on Monday morning and finishes on Friday evening. Participants must be present during the whole time of the workshop. Non-compulsory programme is on Saturday.
– The workshops on European research will be provided by researchers.
– Training material
– Media sessions related to communicating science to the general public
– Personal coaching during and after the workshop by the EURAC`s Scientific Communication staff
– 500 EUR contribution to participant`s travel and accommodation expenses
For any other information check the program website.
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