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Thomson Reuters Foundation Diversity and Resilience programme 2018 (Fully Funded to Alpbach, Austria )

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Dates: 25 August 31 August | Location: Alpbach, Austria
Application deadline: 31 May | Programme: European Forum Alpbach 2018 – Diversity and Resilience

This is an opportunity provided by the European Forum Alpbach 2018 – Diversity and Resilience programme.

iversity and Resilience in a Rapidly Changing World

Change, for better or worse, is a fact of life for each and every one of us. It takes many forms. To some, it offers hope. To others, it’s a threat, a source of fear, anger or anxiety.

For you, as a professional journalist, change, in whatever form, is likely to be your next story.

This workshop, from 25-31 August 2018 in the unique setting of the Austrian Alps, will help you look more closely at the impact of rapid technological and social change on the lives of communities back home.

It is an opportunity for you to join and inform the debate on the way forward and to encourage your readers, listeners and viewers to join that debate and make their voices heard.

Each year, the forum brings together thinkers from across the generational and ideological divide in Europe to network and explore the challenges and potential solutions. Since it was established in 1945, the Forum has welcomed speakers such as Theodor W. Adorno, Karl Popper, Indira Gandhi, Friedrich von Hayek, Hans Kelsen, Ban Ki-Moon (who will participate in 2018 again), Jeffrey Sachs, Saskia Sassen, Yannis Varoufakis.  This year, the following speakers will take part: Joseph Stiglitz, Talia Sasson, Anya Schiffrin, Eric Rosenbach and Stephen Sackur.

During the workshop, we will look back at the unintended consequences of the Industrial or Green Revolutions and forward to the likely consequences of the digital, genetic and technological revolutions.


Professional journalists working in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region.
Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online
We are looking for 10 journalists with a minimum of one year’s experience in the profession.
You should either be working full-time for a media organisation, or a freelancer whose main work is journalism.
Participants will commit to writing one article that will be published in their media (regional, national language)


will cover the visa, travel, accommodation costs and participation fee of journalists participating in this programme.

When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready:

2 work samples (maximum file size 5 MB)
A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast at least one story.

In the case of freelancers, your application should be accompanied by a letter from a media house that publishes your work and expresses interest in publishing or broadcasting a piece from the Forum.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Diversity and Resilience programme 2018

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