There is a call for application from Clean Energy Wire inviting journalists to apply for the Media Study Tour Program. The program involves a three-day visit by international journalists to visit North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s Historic Coal Year to engage with experts and seek answers to some issues confronting Germany.
The deadline for applications is May 5, 2018 but applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than May 15, 2018.
During the three-day media study tour to Germany`s industrial heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia, international journalists will visit one of the huge opencast lignite mining pits in the Rhineland, see the Ibbenbüren hard coal mine, and get acquainted with local post-coal business projects. In meetings with leading energy experts, policymakers, corporate leaders and regional planners, we will seek answers to the questions Germany is facing as it confronts the long-neglected ‘dark side of the Energiewende’.
You can download the program as a PDF file.
What languages will be spoken?
Although presentations during the workshop will either be in English or in German simultaneous English-German interpretation will be provided where necessary.
What are the costs?
Participation in the media workshop is free of charge. All expenses incurred during the workshop, including food, accommodation, and transport, will be covered by Clean Energy Wire.
The following funding options are available for travel (train, coach, or flight) to and from Germany:
1.) 100 percent reimbursement (limited contingent)
2.) 60 percent reimbursement for climate-friendly modes of transport, such as train and coach travel, OR 40% reimbursement for air travel.
Applicants will need to indicate via the application form whether they will cover their own travel expenses, or which of the two reimbursement schemes they are applying for. Applicants are encourage to seek additional external sources of funding before choosing 100 percent reimbursement, as fully funded spaces are very limited and competitive.
How to apply?
Please apply by clicking on Sign up here.
What about travel arrangements?
Local transport during the workshop will be organised by the Clean Energy Wire. Participants are kindly asked to organise their own travel to and from Germany.
Questions should be directed to the Program Officer, Ms. Eva Freundorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org.