Speak Up! Five-day pan-European citizen journalism training conference

<p style="text-align: left;">Are you a citizen journalist or a blogger? Do you volunteer for citizen media projects? Do you want to improve your journalistic skills?

<strong><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 18px;">This training session is designed for you!</span></strong>
<table width="100%"><tr><td width="50%"><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><font color="#B9121B">When?</font></strong>
7 - 12 March <br>(full attendance for the five days mandatory)</span></td><td width="50%"><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><font color="#B9121B">Where?</font></strong>
Paris, France</span></td></tr></table>
<span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Programme overview</strong></span>
Plenty of different activities are already planned for a <i>limited</i> number of successful applicants:

<table width="100%"><tr><td width="25%" valign="top"><strong>Thursday 7th March</strong></td>
<td width="75%">We'll <font color="#B9121B">welcome you</font> and get to know each other over Parisian dinner</td></tr></table>

<table width="100%"><tr><td width="25%" valign="top"><strong>Friday 8th March </strong></td>
<td width="75%">After a presentation of the training and an overview of participatory media in Europe, we'll dedicate the first day of the seminar to <font color="#B9121B">workshops that will improve your writing skills</font></td></tr></table>
<table width="100%"><tr><td width="25%" valign="top"><strong>Saturday 9th March</strong>
<td width="75%">You'll learn how to <font color="#B9121B">manage a blog or a website</font>. There will also be lectures <font color="#B9121B"> with guest speakers of participatory journalism</font>. This is the perfect opportunity for you to join the debate, and to share your experiences and best practices. Additionally, you will be attending a workshop that will also advise you on how to <font color="#B9121B">illustrate your articles</font>, and to understand the importance and the significance of images in a written article</td></tr></table>

<table width="100%"><tr><td width="25%" valign="top"><strong>Sunday 10th March</strong>
<td width="75%">The third day will be dedicated to <font color="#B9121B">social networks and new editorial formats</font>. Thanks to these two workshops, you will be able to be more visible online</td></tr></table>

<table width="100%"><tr><td width="25%" valign="top"><strong>Monday 11th March</strong>
<td width="75%">In small groups, you'll leave the conference rooms and go out into the city, to <font color="#B9121B"> experience how to write a real-time feature report ‘on the ground’ in Paris</font></td></tr></table>

<table width="100%"><tr><td width="25%" valign="top"><strong>Tuesday 12th March</strong>
<td width="75%">The last day will be dedicated to a riveting <font color="#B9121B">media battle</font>, where groups of 4-5 participants will compete to create the best editorial project synopis</td>

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<i>Programme subject to change</i>

The workshops of these high quality training sessions will be held <strong>in English</strong> and hosted by cafebabel.com HQ professionals and experienced external speakers.

Do you see yourself joining us on this ride in Paris in the springtime? We invite you to fill in the application form below.

<em>Please take note that this form is not a registration form. Wait for our feedback before purchasing your transport tickets. Only <span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>25</strong></span> highly motivated persons will be selected to participate in these seminars.</em>

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Applications close on 7 February!</strong></span>

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>We look forward to welcoming you!</strong></span>

<em><p style="text-align: left;">Speak Up! is co-financed by the European Commission through the EU Lifelong Learning Programme (Grundtivg) for adult education.</span></em>