EJTA 2024 AGM

The Journalism and Digital Media Department at Babeș-Bolyai University will host the 2024 European Journalism Training Association General Meeting (EJTA AGM). Babeș-Bolyai University is Romania’s largest and top-ranked academic institution, with a multicultural academic tradition dating back to 1581. Join us in Cluj-Napoca, the “heart of Transylvania”, on 16-18 October at the College of Political, Administrative, and Communication Sciences for the preconference meetings, EJTA AGM, followed by keynote presentations and discussions on “Reporting Europe. Journalism Education & Multiculturalism” as well as carousel presentations of BIPs and ongoing international projects of EJTA members.
All participants should register through the form below by September 22, 2024.

You will find information about Cluj-Napoca, Babeș-Bolyai University, the event venue and the final event program on this website web page (please scroll down for more).

Draft Program (minor changes may occur)

16 October 2024 (Wednesday):

Workgroups and Projects Meetings

14:00-15:15: Parallel Session 1: EUFactcheck / Environmental Journalism

15:45-17:00: Parallel Session 2: Datajournalism and AI Taskforce / Inclusive Journalism

17:00: Welcome Reception in the College Garden

17 October 2024 (Thursday): EJTA AGM

9:00-13:00: EJTA AGM

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-19:00: Social Activities: Trip to Turda Salt Mine / Guided Tour of Cluj-Napoca

19:00: Dinner at University Restaurant Piramida

18 October 2024 (Friday):

Reporting Europe. Journalism Education & Multiculturalism

9:30-10:30: Reporting Europe – Best Practices from EJTA Members

10:30-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00-12:00: Teaching Journalism in a Multicultural Context – BBU Invited Speakers

12:00-12:30: Coffee Break

12:30-13:30: Reporting Europe – Best Practices from Romania

13:30-14:30: Lunch

14:30-15:30: BIP and International Projects (Carousel Presentations) & Closing Remarks

18:00: Optional Social Activity: Klausenburger Restaurant & Terrace (at the participants’ expense)

Please contact dr. Radu Meza (radu.meza@ubbcluj.ro), Chair of the Journalism and Digital Media Department for any issues with the registration.
EJTA Members who want to participate within the mobility framework of the Erasmus+ program should contact dr. Arina Neagu (arina.neagu@ubbcluj.ro).

If possible, we recommend you book your travel in advance and fly directly into Cluj-Napoca, which has a well connected airport, close to the city center (Unirii Square). The event venues are in walking distance (10-15 minutes on foot) of the city center (see the maps below). The two venues are in walking distance of each-other (150m).

Venue (October 17&18): The College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences Main Building (FSPAC1) – 1st floor

Venue (October 16): The College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences Building 2 (FSPAC2) – ground floor

See you in Cluj!

Cluj-Napoca, the „heart of Transylvania”

Video presenation produced by the Cluj-Napoca City Hall

Cluj-Napoca is home to 6 public universities and around 100.000 students

Babeș-Bolyai University, the top-ranked and largest Romanian University

An illustrated history of Babeș-Bolyai University’s academic tradition

The College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences

The College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences