CMPF Summer School and Boot Camp for Journalists, Florence

Deadline: 18 April 2014
Open to:  journalists and media practitioners mainly from EU states
Venue: Summer School for Journalists and Media Practitioners – 2-7 June 2014; The Boot Camp for Journalists – 9-12 June 2014, Florence, Italy


The Summer School for Journalists and Media Practitioners and The Boot Camp for Journalists are organised by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), co-funded by the European Union, at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute.

The Summer School will offer the opportunity to 30 journalists and media practitioners, mainly from Europe, to learn about the latest academic research, policy, market and professional trends in the area as well as to share their experiences, ideas and points of view. This year  the Summer School will focus on media freedom and pluralism measurement from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Particular attention will be paid on methodological challenges and concrete implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor across EU member states


The Summer School is open to journalists and other stakeholders in the media industry, e.g. publishers, network operators, content and service providers, citizens associations, and regulatory authorities, mainly from EU member states.

The Boot Camp is open to journalists from all media platforms, mainly from EU member states.


Both the Summer School and the Boot Camp will offer a number of full scholarships (10) and partial scholarships (20).

The full scholarship will cover the tuition fee, lunches at the EUI canteen during the school days (no weekends), accommodation and travel expenses to/from Florence (reimbursed up to a ceiling of 400 Euro) for the duration of both events.

The partial scholarship will cover for both events the tuition fee and either travel expenses (reimbursed up to a ceiling of 400 Euro) or lunches at the EUI canteen during the school days (no weekends) and accommodation.

There will be also non-scholarship places available for self-funded candidates, who will be also subject of tuition fee (for the Summer School OR the Boot Camp the tuition fee is 500 Euro, for both events the tuition fee is 750 Euro).


Accepted participants will be expected to submit a 2-page case study on a best/worst practice of media freedom and pluralism protection (further instructions will be given to the accepted candidates together with their conditional offer of a place on the Summer School and/or the Boot Camp) by 18 April 2013. The acceptance to the Summer School is conditional upon submitting the case study.

Apply online HERE by 18 April 2014. Selected candidates will be contacted on 25 April 2013. Submission deadline for case studies – 12 May 2014.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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