Thomson Reuters  ‘Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe’ Programme 2016 (Fully Funded)

Thomson Reuters ‘Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe’ Programme 2016 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Thomson Reuters is now accepting applications for the 2016 ‘Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe’ programme. The programme is managed by experienced staff from Thomson Reuters Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The programme will be for sixteen keen journalists from Southeast Europe and includes two 10-day training courses in London, UK (10-23 April) and in Berlin, Germany (11-24 September). Participants will also travel to Brussels and Frankfurt to meet policy-makers and journalists covering European financial and political affairs.

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


Flights, accommodation and living expenses will be covered for the duration of the programme.


The course is open to applicants from the following countries in the Balkans: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

Applicants must also-

  • 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.

How to Apply

Applications must be made online, starting on this webpage. Submissions must include-

  • A short biography of no more than 200 words.
  • A story of the state of your national economy.
  • A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.
  • Two recent examples of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying. TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary.

For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.