20th of December 2017 – Euromonitor Foundation for Excellence announced the winners of the European Scholarships for Journalists, for the edition of 2017-2018.

Press release (RO content)

Following the selections, the following journalists will be enrolled to a professional study week in Brussels:

1. Ana Sirbu – agora.org editor (27 years old)
2. Aurica Rusnac Jardan – editor in chief Unimedia (31 years old)
3. Adelina Tocitu – edtitor at SRR – Studioul Teritorial Constanța (31 years old)
4. Alina Vasiliu – editor at Ziarul Financiar (24 years old)
5. Bianca Voinea – editor at Antena 3 (33 years old)

The great winners of the European Scholarships for Journalists who will also be enrolled to a 3-week professional training programme within a prestigious European media organisation are:

1. Svetlana Gore – reporter at TVR Moldova (24 years old)
2. Ștefana Purcar – reporter at Realitatea TV (25 years old)

For the edition of 2017-2018, the winners of the one-month training programme at the National Radio Broadcasting Corporation of Romania, are:
1. Ana Gherciu – editor in chief Moldova.org (27 ani)
2. Ana Sirbu – editor in chief agora.org (27 ani)

The European Scholarships for Journalists is an educational programme designed to encourage and facilitate the professional development of journalists who wish to specialise on European issues. This programme helps its participants truly understand all EU specific areas of interest, policies and regulations, the roles and functions of its institutions, the relationships between member states as well as the western media’s approach to the EU in general.

The European Scholarships for Journalists consists of three main stages of professional training:

  • a specialised training in Romania, ran and tutored by European relations specialists;
  • a one week study trip to Brussels, during which the journalists would have the chance to meet EU officials and build a network;
  • a three week industrial placement in a prestigious European media organisation;

As of the edition of 2016-2017, as part of the partnership with the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, two journalists from the Republic of Moldova will be enrolled into a one-month professional training programme in Romania.

The European Scholarships for Journalists was launched in 2007, in the same year when Romania joined the European Union. As of 2010, the European Scholarships for Journalists programme is organised by Euromonitor Foundation for Excellence, with the support of JTI, the national Radio Broadcasting Corporation of Romania, Monitor, Novaconsult, Softnet and AdMedia Consult, and from 2011 – our programme also expanded into the Republic of Moldova.