The German-Central Eastern European bursary grants annual fellowships to journalists from Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania who are interested in reporting in the field of climate and energy issues and gives them the opportunity to live and work abroad.
The IJP cooperate with Clean Energy Wire (CLEW) to provide the participants with a deeper and more detailed insight into the field. During the six to eight weeks of their stay in Germany or a Central Eastern European country, they will get to know the host country better, establish contacts to local journalists and deepen their knowledge about climate and energy issues. The participants will stay at a media outlet in their host country and be embedded in the daily workflow. They will also have the opportunity to work on their own journalistic projects and report about climate and energy issues for media in their home country.
After the exchange, the IJP encourage the participants to stay in touch with each other through the IJP alumni network, attend alumni meetings such as the annual Global Fellows Night and meet many of IJP’s former scholars from all over the world.