The Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) of the European Commission and the European Journalism Centre (EJC) invite 30 expert journalists in the field of health to the seminar “Crisis Preparedness in the EU” in Luxembourg on 12-13 October, held in parallel to the high-level conference “Ebola: Lessons learned”, co-organised by the Commission and the Luxembourg Presidency.
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The selected journalists will have the possibility to, among others:
  • join a welcome dinner with Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, on Sunday 11 October;
  • participate in a panel discussion on lessons learned on communicating during the Ebola outbreak, where they will be invited to share their input;
  • hear from representatives of WHO and governments officials of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia;
  • get feedback from the G7 Summit held the previous week.
Journalists interested in participating are invited to send the EJC (Paula Montañà Tor) an email by 4 September, inserting a few lines on their motivation and, if possible, including links to a couple of articles they may have written on the subject.
The final selection will take place in the first half of September and the applicants will be informed shortly thereafter if the invitation is confirmed.
The organisers will cover flight, accommodation and most meals.
Contact: Paula Montañà Tor, Project Coordinator, European Journalism Centre (