Solidarity Academy Workshops for Young Journalists

Deadline: 7 June 2015
Open to: young journalists between the ages of 20 and 30 years old
Venue: 6-13 September 2015 in Gdańsk, Poland


The European Solidarity Centre, New Eastern Europe, and the Marshal of Pomeranian Voivodeship are organizing the 11th edition of the Solidarity Academy, an international educational project aimed at maintaining and developing the tradition of the Solidarity Movement. This year it will be held from 6th to 13th September 2015 in Gdańsk, gathering 16 young journalists who will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn new skills. The aim of this year’s Solidarity Academy is to raise awareness among young journalists about aspects of multiculturalism and solidarity with nations fighting for freedom as well as integrating
young contributors to New Eastern Europe and The Solidarity Academy will help to create a space for journalists from different backgrounds to meet, share and exchange experiences and initiatives.

Workshops will be both theoretical and practical. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in shared activities but they will be also divided into comfy groups and smaller teams during the journalistic task in Kaliningrad. The result of the journalistic workshops will be the final publication and the debate/panel discussion in Kaliningrad – fully prepared by the participants with the support of experts. The working language of the Solidarity Academy is English. One of the main goals of the project is to create a programme of Solidarity Academy Graduates which will allow the participants to maintain contact and engage together in other projects. That is why, this year, the former participants of previous editions of Solidarity Academy will participate in the workshops as facilitators and assistants.


The Solidarity Academy is open to international young journalists and writers.


The organizers will cover the costs of travel (up to 400 zł/100 €) and the participants’ stay in Gdańsk and all costs connected with the trip to Kaliningrad (including costs of visa).


Interested applicants must fill in the online application form available HERE.

The deadline to apply is 7 June 2015.

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