STEP 1: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
WHAT IS ‘EUTOPIA’?
In 2013 we launched our monthly editorial series, ‘EUtopia on the ground’, which aims to raise consciousness about what Europe really is in the run up to the European elections.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Writing about projects, ideas, stories, initiatives and angles that will grab people and make them see what Europe is all about. Get out ‘on the ground’ and make us feel you’ve been out there, really getting to grips with Vienna. Be more 'gonzo' than 'institutional' in your style of journalism: be creative and be personal, whilst remaining journalism-oriented with facts and statistics, good sources and interviewees. Spend time with locals, describe what you saw/felt/learnt from them. Be critical- ‘EU’ isn’t an ideology for Cafébabel.
STEP 2: RECRUITING YOU
We need three journalists (print or video) and one photographer to join this team: writing on the three following topics with the support of our local team:
Youth unemployment and mobility in Europe
Youth initiatives in Vienna
Europhilia/Europhobia and Euroscepticism
Make sure you prepare so you can really get your teeth into your story.
It’s your article proposals that will get you noticed for this commission: so be creative, do some research before applying, show us what you’ve got.
STEP 3: THE "YOU" IN EUTOPIA ON THE GROUND
Book your own flights/trains to Vienna: a sum of up to 280 euros is reimbursed by Cafébabel for transport (provided receipts are kept) upon your return from the trip and receipt of the article. 220 euros is reimbursed for living costs whilst in Vienna (keep receits). For more information speak to our communication officer, Emeline. The team will stay in a hostel paid for by Cafébabel.
The editor in charge at Paris HQ, who will be leading the team in Vienna, will supervise you in defining the angle of your article and making preparations for interviews a couple of weeks before we set off.
it’s up to you to do your own research before leaving for the project, to find interesting angles and organise interviewees and ideas 'on the ground'. The written piece is due in one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor from our central Paris office will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published in six languages within the following month.
STEP 4: APPLY
If you are under 35 years old and you live in a European country, then send us your CV, two three-line EUTOPIA pitches, linked with the European elections, youth mobility and unemployment, ideas for interviewees etc... be original! We look forward to reading them!
Photographers! Send us a CV, a portfolio and two pitches for photo gallery stories in Vienna.
Make sure you send all of this in English or French.
Here's an example from Tunisia http://www.cafebabel.co.uk/lifestyle/article/free-running-in-tunisia-parkour-is-a-lifestyle.html
Contact: José Vicente Bernabeu
Logistics questions: Emeline Mauduit
DEADLINE : Thursday 4 September, 11:59PM
SEND YOUR CV AND PITCHES TO EUTOPIA@CAFEBABEL.COM
Follow the progress of the project on the EUtopia Facebook page.
This project is funded with support from the European Commission via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hippocrène Foundation and the Evens Foundation.