[epsi-coord] Can we give some of our seed money to this?

Ton Zijlstra ton.zijlstra at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 15:22:41 BST 2011

Hi all,

Today I met up in Copenhagen with Brigitte Alfter (wobbing.eu) and Nils
Mulvad (http://www.kaasogmulvad.dk/), both active data journalists.
May 5-7th they are organizing a data journalists meet-up in Brussels.

I plan to go there for one of those three days. Brigitte will be guest
blogging on epsiplatform.eu on data journalism issues.

They are still seeking financial support to bring journalists from Eastern
Europe to this event, and they asked me if epsiplatform.eu is willing to
spend a bit of money on that.
Given that 1) we have been asked by the Commission to explicitly make sure
we make data journalists more visible, and engage with them 2) we have some
seed money to help 8 events be successful (total budget 4000 Euro), I would
be in favor of giving them a couple of hundred Euro to be able to bring some
eastern European journalist who cannot pay his/her own way.

Of course we need permission for it from Juan Pelegrin as well. But I wanted
to hear your thoughts if you are ok with putting this question to Juan.
What do you think?


Interdependent Thoughts
Ton Zijlstra

ton at tonzijlstra.eu

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