The organizers and partners of the Solidarity Academy Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue 2016 are pleased to invite young journalists from the Baltic Sea states to the thirteenth edition of the Solidarity Academy which will be held in Gdansk from 13-20 November 2016.
The Solidarity Academy is an international project aimed at inspiring and supporting the development of the young intellectual elites of Europe. The main values and rules of the project are: respect for others, openness to self-development, cooperation, tolerance, willingness to discuss even the most difficult topics, awareness of the cultural differentiation, and a readiness to receive feedback.
At the workshops and lectures held during the Solidarity Academy, 16 young journalists will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop skills useful for the work of an ambitious journalist, commentator or analyst interested in such issues as geopolitics or liberation movements on both a local and global/ European scale.
The Solidarity Academy team is looking for 16 active, aspiring and young (20-30 years old) journalists from the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Members and Observers who are willing to improve their editorial and journalism-related skills and engage themselves into the international networking process.
List of eligible countries: Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Organizers cover the costs of travel (up to 300 €) and the participants’ stay in Gdansk, trip to and from Kaliningrad and a stay in Kaliningrad.
Agenda of the project and Programme of the Academy
The agenda of the project:
25 August – 11 September: call for applications
18 September: deadline of the recruitment results
13 – 30 November: Solidarity Academy in Gdańsk (6 days) and in Kaliningrad (2 days)
30 November – 31 December: implementation of the final project
The Programme of this year’s Solidarity Academy is attached to the call for applications.