Elitestudiengang Osteuropastudien




CfA: Exchange program for journalists covering war-related topics

Journalists from Germany can apply to participate in a study trip to Yerevan, Armenia, from 7-14 November 2023. Application deadline: 11 June 2023


Our mission

  • To promote cross-border co-operation between journalists from Germany and Armenia
  • To initiate lasting journalistic networks on the subject of war-reporting
  • to raise awareness of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and other conflicts in the Eastern Partnership countries

Would you like to carry out research on the topics of war and conflict, working together with colleagues and experts from Germany and Armenia? We put you in contact with the relevant stakeholders and NGOs and support you in your research. The study trip to Yerevan/Armenia will take place from 7th-14th November 2023.

We will gladly cover the costs for the flights (from Dortmund), for the program as well as the hotel (in double-rooms). Please plan your own costs for meals and the airport transfer to Dortmund. Flight costs can only be covered for the route from Dortmund to Yerevan and back on the project days (7th to 14th November 2023) - tickets for deviating routes or days need to be paid by you. If needed, booking of a single-room is possible (with a single-room supplement). After your participation in the research trip, we expect to be able to publish at least one journalistic contribution on the Yerevan Press Club site. Further publications in various media from your side are welcome.

Who can apply

Journalists trom Germany, who are interested or have aready gained some experience in covering war-related topics and want to deepen their knowledge in confilct-related journalism. When reviewing applications, we attach great importance to specific research ideas and realisation, as well as to a fair gender distribution.

How to apply

Deadline for application: June 11th 2023.

Please apply with your letter of motivation, a CV and a max. one-page outline ot your research idea. Please mention some initial ideas where you could publish your article (besides the Yerevan Press Club site).
Pease submit your application in English.

In case you have any questions please contact:

Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V.
Sebastian Rösner
EU & Europe Department