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Recent eco­nomic and polit­i­cal tur­moil has shaken the Euro­pean Union to its foun­da­tions – and at the same time has demon­strated how the EU has grown in impor­tance, and how its pol­i­tics affect so many aspects of the daily lives of its cit­i­zens. But for many of those cit­i­zens, the EU remains remote. The way it works is often dif­fi­cult to grasp, and the inter­ac­tions between its insti­tu­tions, with their dif­fer­ent roles and pow­ers, are not imme­di­ately appar­ent. The com­plex­i­ties are increased by the fact that the EU is evolv­ing all the time.

Jour­nal­ists have a major role in boost­ing EU’s cit­i­zens under­stand­ing of what is at stake — despite all the intri­ca­cies. They can:

- help cit­i­zens under­stand the EU’s inte­gra­tion and deci­sion mak­ing processes;

- empower them to exert influ­ence on Euro­pean affairs

- pro­vide infor­ma­tion on what the EU does, and how it affects cit­i­zens’ lives

- explain com­plex debates and con­flict­ing opinions

To equip jour­nal­ists with the tools for these tasks,

IHECS, an offi­cial Brussels-based high school, runs a pio­neer­ing exec­u­tive Mas­ter in Euro­pean Jour­nal­ism. This is a one-year full-time day­time course, begin­ning in Sep­tem­ber. The course is struc­tured around project learn­ing and mul­ti­ple part­ner­ships with Euro­pean bodies.

The teach­ing com­po­nent runs from Sep­tem­ber through to April. In April, May and June stu­dents com­plete their end-of-course assignments.

The high­lights of the Mas­ter are:

- Work­shops led by recog­nised pro­fes­sional jour­nal­ists from across Europe who com­bine first-class teach­ing with prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence in the field.

- Small class size (max­i­mum 20 students)

- In the heart of Europe, close to the EU institutions

- Con­tacts with stakeholders

- Numer­ous media projects

- In– the-field investigations

- Con­stant con­tact with professionals

For more infor­ma­tion on IHECS Exec­u­tive Mas­ter in Euro­pean jour­nal­ism, please con­tact Laure ENGLEBERT

+32 2 549 55 37

Because jour­nal­ism and pub­lic rela­tions are two car­reers with dif­fer­ent stakes, objec­tives and method­olo­gies, the IHECS also offers a high qual­ity Exec­u­tive Mas­ter in Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and euro­pean pol­i­tics (Post grad­u­ate– train­ing in both Eng­lish and French).

The Exec­u­tive Mas­ter ben­e­fits from the close prox­im­ity to the EU insti­tu­tions and other Euro­pean key play­ers, and is based on a project-oriented approach, with focus on stu­dent par­tic­i­pa­tion and numer­ous prac­ti­cal assign­ments. Teach­ers are recruited from Euro­pean orga­ni­za­tions and are active in Euro­pean policy-making, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, media or lob­by­ism. The IHECS pro­vides inter­est­ing car­reer oppor­tu­ni­ties to its students.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Exec­u­tive Mas­ter in Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Euro­pean pol­i­tics, please con­tact Anaïs JOUNIAUX

02 549 55 37

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