Call for young photojournalists and activists to apply for Winter School in Riga

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FEJS Latvia is organizing a Winter School which is aimed at young photojournalists from across the European Union and dedicated to understanding the cultural identity of Europe as Riga is going to become European Capital of Culture 2014. The Winter School is going to take place on February 21-24, 2014, the deadline for application: January 15.

During the three-day course participants will have the chance to learn about different aspects of cultural identity of Europe, participate in both photojournalism and debating workshops, as well as have to produce a story on the topic of cultural identity of Europe in small teams.

Application process is going to be held in two stages – during the first stage (whose deadline is January 15) all potential participants are required to send several of their own photos with captions on the issue of cultural identity of Europe, however, in the second stage the best applicants will be asked to write a short essay on a given topic.

All applications should be sent to by January 15. Apart from the photos, potential participants are required to send their Curriculum Vitae.

In order to take part in the project, applicants must be 18 – 29 years old, willing to learn more about photojournalism and being able to travel within the European Union without a visa. Participants with semi-professional/professional camera equipment are going to be preferred. Accommodation costs as well as partial travel costs are covered by the organizers.


FEJS Latvia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the exchange of information and networking among young media content producers, journalism students, professionals and citizens interested in journalism. It was created as a national organization of the Forum for European Journalism Students (FEJS) in August 2008. FEJS Latvia has been active in raising awareness regarding the main issues and challenges in Latvian media and encouraging journalism students and media content producers to engage actively in civil society, promoting independent and ethical journalism.

Soros Foundation Latvia is a non – profit NGO whose aims are the development of a sustainable open society in Latvia, the promotion of civil society and the rule of law, protection of human rights, the promotion of integration and a free media. The Foundation is non-partisan and does not support any political parties or organizations, or their election campaigns. The main objectives of SFL are: advancement of the idea of an open society in Latvia and political and economic freedom of the Republic of Latvia; to promote creativity and initiative in culture, science, education and society, advancing cultural, scientific, educational and other professional contacts; to strengthen independent quality media and to help to adopt European and world traditions in Latvia.

Technical info:
Name: Europe and Culture: From the Angle of a Camera Lens
Dates: February 21-24
Place: Riga, Latvia
Costs: Accommodation and partial travel costs are covered by organizers

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:
Didzis Rudmanis
Project manager
FEJS Latvia