Euromonitor Foundation for Excellence announced the winners of the European Scholarships for Journalists, for the edition of 2016-2017.

For more information, please refer to the press release here (Ro content).

The 8 winners who will travel to Brussels on a one-week study trip were announced during a dedicated awards ceremony in Bucharest, at a Representation of the European Commission, hosted by her Excellency Mrs Angela Cristea, Chairwoman of the European Commission Representation in Romania.

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

Oana Steliana Alexandru – reporter at Prima TV, (33 years old)
Daniel George Coman – reporter at Antena 3, (27 years old)
Georgeta Gheorghe – journalist at Business Review. (34 years old)
Gabriel Kolbay – editor at Viata Libera, (33 years old)
Stefan Pana – reporter, (29 years old)
Anca Ligia Petre – editor at Club, (28 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, in addition to the Brussels week of training, are as follows:

Calin Nistor Corpas – redactor Jurnal Bihorean, (35 ani)
Ionut Cristian Iordachescu – redactor Realitatea Media, (25 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 2010, this programme is organised by Euromonitor Foundation for Excellence, with the support of JTI, Monitor, Novaconsult, Softnet and AdMedia Consult.

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