Clean Energy Wire Media Study Tour Programme 2018

Deadline: 5 May 2018
Open to: international journalists
Venue: 17 – 20 June 2018 North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


During the three-day media study tour to Germany`s industrial heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia,  there will be visit to one of the huge opencast lignite mining pits in the Rhineland, the Ibbenbüren hard coal mine, and get acquainted with local post-coal business projects. In meetings with leading energy experts, policymakers, corporate leaders and regional planners, the programme will seek answers to the questions Germany is facing as it confronts the long-neglected ‘dark side of the Energiewende’.

Program document.


The media workshop is open to international journalists:

  • with a professional background in energy, environmental, or climate policy journalism;
  • from countries with major fossil fuel extraction industries.


Participation in the media workshop is free of charge. All expenses incurred during the workshop, including food, accommodation, and transport, will be covered by the Clean Energy Wire.

The following funding options are available for travel (train, coach, or flight) to and from Germany:

  1. 100 percent reimbursement (limited contingent);
  2. 60% reimbursement for climate-friendly modes of transport, such as train and coach travel, OR 40% reimbursement for air travel.

Please indicate via the application form whether you will cover your own travel expenses, or which of the two reimbursement schemes you are applying for. Also consider carefully whether you may be able to access any additional external sources of funding before choosing 100% reimbursement, as fully funded spaces are very limited and competitive.

How to Apply?

You can find the application form on this link.

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with Programme Officer Ms Eva Freundorfer (

For more information please visit the official website.