Solidarity Academy 2015 for Young Journalists – Gdańsk, Poland (funded)

Solidarity Academy 2015 for Young Journalists – Gdańsk, Poland (funded)

Deadline: June 7, 2015

The European Solidarity Centre, New Eastern Europe, and the Marshal of Pomeranian Voivodeship are pleased to invite young journalists and writers to the 11th edition of the Solidarity Academy. The Solidarity Academy is an international educational project aimed at maintaining and developing the tradition of the Solidarity Movement. This year it will be held from 6th to 13th September 2015 in Gdańsk, gathering 16 young journalists who will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn new skills.

The aim of this year’s Solidarity Academy is to raise awareness among young journalists about aspects of multiculturalism and solidarity with nations fighting for freedom as well as integrating young contributors to New Eastern Europe and The Solidarity Academy will help to create a space for journalists from different backgrounds to meet, share and exchange experiences and initiatives.

Workshop Details

Workshops will be both theoretical and practical. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in shared activities but they will be also divided into comfy groups and smaller teams during the journalistic task in Kaliningrad. The result of the journalistic workshops will be the final publication and the debate/panel discussion in Kaliningrad – fully prepared by the participants with the support of experts.

One of the main goals of the project is to create a programme of Solidarity Academy Graduates which will allow the participants to maintain contact and engage together in other projects. That is why, this year, the former participants of previous editions of Solidarity Academy will participate in the workshops as facilitators and assistants.

Cost and Benefits

The organizers will cover the following:

  • costs of travel (up to 400 zł/100 €)
  • participants’ stay in Gdańsk
  • all costs connected with the trip to Kaliningrad (including costs of visa)


  • Open to international young journalists and writers
  • Applicants should be between the ages of 20 and 30 years old
  • Applications should be fluent in English. The working language of the Solidarity Academy is English.

How to Apply

For more information, please contact [email protected]