Call for Participants: Data-driven Storytelling about Human Rights training course

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Deadline for receiving applications is: 26 August 2018, 23:59h CET.


Are you a young media-maker, designer/developer/programmer or human rights activist? Are you concerned about the human rights and feel passionate for data-driven journalism? Do you want to learn how to use innovative storytelling forms?


Then this call is for you! European Youth Press is looking for participants to join the Training Course ‘Data-driven journalism about Human Rights’ that will take place from the 23 September to the 1st October 2018 in Berlin.


The project

The main objective of the training course is to increase data journalism skills through hands-on training and working on a real story. In this project EYP partners with established media from different countries who send journalists to join the training. Together participants will learn data journalism skills and immediately apply them on practice. Finalised results of their work will be published by the media partners of the project which will ensure broader outreach and long-term effect. This course will also create an international network of young media makers, mid-career journalists and activists concerned with human rights.


Participants of the training course will:

  • Understand better human rights
  • Learn and practice data journalism techniques: finding the right data, scraping, compiling, cleaning, storytelling with data.
  • Join in teams and work on specific projects aimed at publication in the national media
  • Build  professional contacts and get hands-on experience of working on a cross-border data-driven investigation


Financial Information

This training course is funded by the Erasmus+ grant. Participants will receive reimbursement of their travel costs up to the amount indicated below according to their country of residence:

  • Italy: 230 EUR
  • Slovakia: 230 EUR
  • Sweden: 230 EUR
  • Armenia: 350 EUR
  • Belarus: 250 EUR
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: 250 EUR
  • Montenegro: 250 EUR
  • Participants living in Berlin cannot get their travel costs reimbursed.

Although travel costs will be reimbursed, participants will be expected to make their own travel arrangements as soon as possible after being selected. Participants will be also expected to take the cheapest route from their place of residence to Berlin and use following means of the transportation:

  • Train: 2nd class ticket (normal as well as high-speed trains),
  • Flight: economy-class air ticket or a cheaper ticket,
  • Bus,

Additionally, organisers will provide accommodation, meals, and all materials to be used.


Who can apply?

This call is open for:

  • Young media-makers, journalism students, bloggers and citizen journalists with demonstrated interest in issues related to the human rights; Human rights activists; Developers concerned by the topic.
  • Between 18-30 years old;
  • Residents of Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Sweden, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro.
  • Proficient in English;


How to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending their CV (preferably in Europass format) via e-mail to Mariell Raisma with ‘DDJ on human rights’ in the subject line.

Deadline for receiving complete applications is: 26 August, 23:59h CET.