Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tropische und Subtropische Agrarforschung (ATSAF) e.V. Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research: We are seeking Student Reporters!
Be a Student Reporter at the Tropentag - A hybrid conference 14 – 16 September 2022, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers' and academia's views.
“Tropentag” is an annual conference on tropical and subtropical agricultural, natural resource management, and rural development organized by ATSAF e.V. in collaboration with European universities since 1997 (www.tropentag.de). Tropentag 2022 will be organized as a hybrid conference by Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic. We will have an in-person conference, but all oral presentation sessions will be live-streamed onto an online conference platform. The Tropentag 2022 conference will summarize recent disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to address “Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers' and academia's views”. To increase the outreach of the event, ATSAF e.V. sponsors a team of 12 student reporters to give an account of the event.
What does this mean for you? As a student reporter, you will attend an online workshop before the conference at the end of August/beginning of September 2022 and a 2-day-workshop just before the conference in September 2022 on Journalism & social media. Student reporters will work in an interdisciplinary team of 12 international students who continuously contribute to a multiauthor blog with text and visual content from 14 - 16 September 2022 in Prague at the Tropentag. In the blog and other media (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, FB, Flickr) the student reporters will summarize the discussions and report on recent trends, hot topics, or emerging issues during the conference. On Sept 17th, 2022, a final seminar on “The way forward to a professional career” will wrap up the activities. ATSAF e.V. will cover all travel costs (low emission transportation means are strongly suggested), accommodation, and registration fee for the conferences. Furthermore, every student reporter will receive a flat rate compensation of expenses of 100 Euro.
Who can apply? The application is open to students affiliated to a European university with great interest in the Tropentag topic. Applicants must be fluent in English and should have experience in interview and writing techniques and good knowledge and skills in the use of social media. Please apply with a short CV outlining your experience in the relevant fields and a motivation letter (maximum 1 page). Please explicitly state your level of skill in the use of visual media, social media, writing for a wider public and/or digital photography or video recording in your application.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application is 04.07.2022