Migrants in the Spotlight: Training and Capacity Building for Media (Integration Community Actions 2009) (2010 - 2011)

Geographical Coverage: Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania

Duration: 1 November 2010 – 31 December 2011

Donor: EC Integration Community Actions 2009

Status: Completed

Summary: The overall objective of this project is to contribute to improved understanding, awareness and reporting on migration issues in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia, including the provision of higher quality migration related information to the public by the media. The project will aim to sensitize both professional representatives of the media (journalists and staff of newspapers, journals, television, radio, documentary, film, on-line and other forms of media communication) and students of journalism on migration issues and increase their capacity to provide quality coverage relating to third country nationals.

This will be achieved through the implementation of four main activities:

  1. Training seminars targeting media professionals and students in all of the participating countries
  2. An international conference on Promoting Integration Through Media and Intercultural Dialogue, organized in Hungary within the framework of Hungarian Presidency of the EU (2011)
  3. A competition for students of media and social sciences for articles and documentaries on migration-related issues, to be showcased at the international conference and through various media outlets;
  4. An internship/work experience for entry level professionals or students of journalism/social studies/political science/public relations.