The Euromonitor Foundation for Excellence was proud to present the winners of the European Scholarships from Journalists – for the Republic of Moldova applicants.

The four winners who will travel to Brussels on a one-week study visit, took place in Chișinău, hosted by the Foundation as well as an impressive number of previous scholars.

Following the selection process, the young journalists who will be enrolled to the study programme in Brussels, are as follows:

1. Vadim Cheptanaru – journalist at Teleradio Moldova, (29 years old)
2. Sergiu Culeac – journalist at Kiss FM, TV Moldova (35 years old)
3. Constantin Uzdris – journalist Unimedia (28 years old)

The great winner from the Republic of Moldova who will also be enrolled in a three-week internship programme with a prestigious European media institute, in addition to the training programme in Brussels is:

Victoria Dodon – editor, the Center of Journalistic Investigation, Moldova

The European Scholarships for Journalists are 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.