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Solidarity Academy 2014 – Call for Applications

The European Solidarity Centre and New Eastern Europe and are pleased to invite you to the tenth edition of the Solidarity Academy which will be held in Gdańsk from 16th to 22nd November 2014.

Solidarity Academy 2014 logo, source: Organizers

Solidarity Academy 2014 logo, source: Organizers

When: 16th to 22nd November 2014

What: Solidarity Academy 2014

Where: Gdansk, Poland

The Solidarity Academy is an international educational project aimed at maintaining and developing the tradition of the Solidarity Movement. Looking back at the social movement of Solidarity and the peaceful socio-political changes which took place both in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe, we can find an inspiration for solving problems in today’s world.

During the project, 15 young journalists will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn skills necessary for the work of any young and ambitious journalist or a commentator/columnist who is not indifferent to issues such as geopolitics or liberation movements on both the global and the European scale.

The aim of this year’s Solidarity Academy is to raise awareness among young journalists about aspects of multiculturalism and solidarity with nations fighting for freedom as well as integrating young contributors to New Eastern Europe. The Solidarity Academy will help to create a space for journalists from different backgrounds to meet, share and exchange experiences and initiatives.

Workshops will be both theoretical and practical. Participants will have an opportunity to take part in shared activities but they will also be divided into smaller groups during the journalistic workshops and comfy groups. The result of the journalistic workshops will be the final publication and the debate/panel discussion – fully prepared by the participants with the support of experts. The working language of the Solidarity Academy is English.

One of the main goals of the project is to create a programme of Solidarity Academy Graduates which will allow the participants to maintain contact and engage together in other projects. That is why, this year, the former participants of previous editions of Solidarity Academy will participate in the workshops as facilitators and assistants.

Organizers cover the costs of travel (up to 800 zł/200 €) and the participants’ stay in Gdańsk.

The agenda of this year’s Solidarity Academy is enclosed. The application form is available here.

Please note that all applications must be received by 12th October 2014.

We also invite you to watch the film about Solidarity Academy 2013 – here.

________________________________ along with European Solidarity Center and New Eastern Europe is the organizer of the Solidarity Academy 2014.

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  1. Azam Malik says:

    this is azam malik from pakistan i am working journalist for last 6 years in a national TV channel called Samaa TV as a political correspondent.
    i just want to ask can i apply for that application.

  2. You can, but you have in mind that the organizers return only 200 Euro for travel costs.

  3. It is very essential for journalists.

  4. Tim Altynguzhin says:

    What if my articles are written in French and in Russian? Is it okay?

  5. Ihab ELwy says:

    Sorry for the inconvenience Paweł, what do you mean by “organizers”??

  6. Rusa Gvazava says:

    Dear Solidarity Academy Stuff

    First of all I would like to greet you from Georgia and express my great attitude toward you and your work.

    I hereby would like to ask to give me the opportunity to give me to attend the project.

    I think the given information concerns my current occupation and as well as job experience young and ambitious journalist from Georgia from its capital Tbilisi. I am Chief Editor of Georgian English language newspaper ” Georgian Digest” . Also I am a volunteer journalist at the “Georgian Red Cross Society”‘s media club. Besides last year I had honor to become a member of the European Journalist association EJ.

    Therefore I think that international educational project will be very helpful and profitable for me as I also intend to share my experience from project with the young student back form the project and also will be a great source for the new initiative or Georgia and Europe future perspective collaboration project even among journalist and young people.

    Therefore I think my candidate would be acceptable for the project

    ( I also would be greatly thankful that even in the case of final financing or even less percent financing to give me the opportunity to the attend the event )

    I would like to thank you in advance for your time and sensitiveness

    Yours faithfully
    Rusa Gvazava
    Journalist, Chief Editor of newspaper
    “Georgian Digest”