com : We’re kicking off our yearly series of monthly reporting missions to a different city in our Europe-wide network
11 cities, 11 special city editions of feature reports, 11 local debates
BERLIN, GERMANY: 20 to 23 MAY 2010
Step 1: what’s it aboutWHAT IS IT: This year, we will continue our monthly editorial series, ‘EU Crisis on the ground’ (funded by the European commission).TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, positive citizen initiatives that have emerged out of the crisis. Comparing this on a pan-European playing field. Finding young, positive angles on the crisis.
Step 2: recruiting youWANTED: We need three journalists, one video maker and one photographer to join this mission - writing on aforesaid offbeat, crisis-related topics with the support of our local host team in Germany, and attending a local debate held by the team in Berlin.It’s your proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative, do some research, flog your idea donkeys to me. Prepare yourself: read the Berlin local team blog
Step 3: you on EU crisis on the groundLOGISTICS: Book your own flights/ trains to Berlin: up to 250 euro is reimbursed by cafebabel.com upon return from the trip, along with other travel, food expenses up to 25 euro every day (figures TBC). The team is hosted by the locals in Berlin.EDITORIAL: the editor in Paris and the team in Berlin will help define your article, find you fixers, interviewees for your time in the city. The written piece is due in strictly one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor in Paris will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published the following month.: email Roberto at with your CVs, three-line article proposals, link with the news and crisis, ideas of interviewees