2019 European Immunization Training Call for applications.
The World Federation of Science Journalists WFSJ.org is organizing a 2.5 day European Immunization Training Workshop at the Brocher Foundation site on 14-16 October 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Objectives of the training workshop are:
- to provide factual information on the state of immunization in Europe
- increase journalism skills for accurate immunization science coverage

Training will cover many vaccination-related topics relevant to the European context such as:
- basic vaccination science: how do vaccines work?
- economy of vaccination
- science behind immunization strategies
- vaccine hesitancy social science
- social media polarization

---> Eligibility: Anyone who actively writes, edits or produces science news, information or commentary for an independent media, is working as a staff member of such media or as a freelance journalist in Europe. The primary focus is on junior science journalists or general beat journalists, occasionally covering science topics. English proficiency is required.
The workshop's target is to approach the journalists mainly from France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Romania. However, applications from all over Europe will be considered.

---> Details: Up to 20 participants from Europe will be selected for attending the workshop. International diversity, gender balance, a mix of experiences and personal motivation to the topic will be considered in the selection process.

---> Successful applications will make a clear and convincing case for how attending this workshop will benefit the applicant. Journalists will be asked to upload a curriculum vitae and provide a statement of interest.

---> Before applying, we recommend that you read first through the application information below to prepare materials as requested. An asterisk (*) in the application form indicates that an answer is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

---> Deadline to apply: Friday, May 31, 2019.

---> For more information about the fellowships go to www.wfsj.org

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