The Newsroom 27


The project

The Newsroom 27 is a unique journalistic project, financed by the European Commission and edited by Slate France. It aims to create an ephemeral trans-European newsroom composed of 27 young journalists, from all over the EU, and to draw up a panorama of EU cohesion policy. The project is open to every journalist and student-journalist, aged 30 at most, citizen of the European Union, with or without a press card.

I - The Newsroom 27 in 3 steps

  • You find a story related to a project financed by the EU. Many of them are here, here, here and here. You can also ask the representation of the EU Commission in your country about the existing projects around you.
  • You prepare a draft of a story linked to one of the projects financed by the EU and you apply to The Newsroom 27 by following the requirements listed here.
  • Once selected, you integrate the virtual newsroom, get the opportunity to collaborate with other young journalists from the Member states and with the Slate team report and write your story as part of a consistent editorial project.

II - Learn from each other

The selected candidates will benefit from the advice of professional journalists from Slate France, and will have the opportunity to learn from each other in the virtual newsroom. A common conversation will be opened, and three plenary sessions of the newsroom will be organized throughout the process. The stories will then be published in French, in English and in the native language of their authors here, on the Slate website and in the local press, giving the young journalists access to a wide audience.

The 27 selected candidates will also be remunerated, and the costs related to the report will be covered. The young reporters will be guided in their investigation, reporting, writing and editing work by’s editorial staff, and by a project manager who is himself a journalist.

III - The stories

Each member of The Newsroom 27 will have to write one long story (1000 words / 7000 characters minimum) linked to a project financed by the EU in his country, through an original angle.

The stories should present innovative projects supported by the EU in a European region, and more specifically initiatives developed with the help of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund (CF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Just Transition Fund and the Recovery Plan in key sectors –innovation, ecology, digital, social, citizenship.