News archive - [Event Announcement and Call for Applications] 2nd Regional Summer School on Biodiversity - Deadline: 30 July 2016

The GIZ project Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity at Lakes Prespa, Ohrid, and Shkodra/Skadar (CSBL) invites Masters students to participate in its 2nd Regional Summer School on Biodiversity focused on bringing environmental topics into the media and presenting them in a founded and accessible manner. The training aims to bring together journalists and conservationists interested in the environment and improve the understanding of biodiversity issues and professional reporting skills. The Summer Schhol will take place in Ohrid on September 18-25 2016.

Students from Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro will be given the opportunity to work together on different subjects under the supervision of international and regional senior lecturers with expertise in the respective fields. The relationship between media and biodiversity will be presented through lectures, hands-on training, field visits, class discussions and group assignments. The expected outcomes will be media products for TV, radio, print and online.


The Regional Summer School on Biodiversity 2016 is open to students that are currently enrolled in or about to finish their Master’s degree in either:

  • Journalism and/or are actively affiliated to a media entity willing to publish the material produced during the summer school; or
  • Biology, Ecology, Nature Conservation and Environmental Sciences.

It is expected that applicants meet the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Active proficiency in English;
  • Motivation for interdisciplinary work;
  • Willingness to complete preliminary preparative work for the summer school;
  • In addition, students of journalism need to demonstrate their readiness and ability to prepare professional media kits. The active affiliation to a media organization is an asset.


GIZ will cover travel expenses, accommodation and full board for all selected participants.


The deadline for applications is 30 July 2016. For successful application please provide:

  • A detailed CV;
  • Letter of intent (maximum one page).

Please apply by email and send your documents in PDF format to:

Source: GIZ

Geographical focus
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Natural Sciences

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on July 11, 2016
Modified on July 11, 2016