Thomson Reuters Foundation: Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe Programme

Deadline: 15 February 2016

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications from journalists from Southeast Europe to participate in the ‘Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe’ programme, managed by experienced staff from Thomson Reuters Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Thomson Reuters Foundation initiated the Program in 2007. The program is to foster quality analysis and reporting on economic issues, enhance coverage on topics that are central to the region’s economic and political development and encourage regional networking among journalists.


  • The programme includes two 10-day training courses in London, UK (10-23 April) and in Berlin, Germany (11-24 September) and is run by skilled ex-Reuters journalists.
  • Participants will also travel to Brussels and Frankfurt to meet policy-makers and journalists covering European financial and political affairs.

Focus Areas

The course will cover the following broader topics:

  • Writing about emerging market economies
  • Markets reporting and covering companies
  • Practical exercises based on current European themes


  • A short biography of now more than 200 words.
  • A story of the state of applicant’s national economy.
  • A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting applicants work as a journalist. Explain how applicant hopes to benefit from the course for which he/she are applying.
  • Two recent examples of applicants published work, preferably relevant to the course for which they are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary.

Eligible Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must

  • Be fluent in English
  • Be full-time professional journalists who have been working for at least two years with a recognised publication, website, radio or television station.
  • have a portfolio that includes experience in economic journalism or must otherwise demonstrate a strong interest in economic and political issues.
  • Be the citizens of the eligible countries mentioned above.
  • must have permission from their employer to take part in the programme.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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