Part 1: 26th - 28th November 2018
Part 2: 18th – 20th February 2019
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Joint CIRCOM Regional/European Parliament workshops Engaging TV Audiences With the European Elections 2019 are designed for journalists, editors, producers, reporters, researchers and presenters working on TV output in EU memeber states who will be involved in the 2019 European Elections coverage, either a specialists in politics or a generalists covering all types of news and current affairs.
Eighteen participants from fourteen countries take part in this two-part course - delegates who attended the November 2018 session (Part 1) also have to attend the February 2019 session (Part 2).
The course is led by Mia Costello, former BBC Editor, with former Chief News Editor Michael Lally from Ireland as the Editor.

Intensive and very satisfying” was the result of the survey among participants at the end of the first session, 26th - 28th November 2018. The three days covered all the basics of Public Service Broadcasting with emphasis on Impartiality and Independence. This was coupled with Constructive Journalism and its application to political story telling. This approach is now being explored across the media world and CIRCOM is hoping to make this one of its discussion themes at its May conference.

All participants will, over the coming weeks, prepare and hopefully broadcast a ”European linked issue story” and the group will reassemble again in Brussels in February 2019 to assess and evaluate the work and its challenges.


November 2018 session (Part 1) schedule

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February 2019 session (Part 2) schedule

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The training is provided free of charge. Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs are reimbursed by the European Parliament according to the Parliament's Rules in force.