2014 March 27

Electronics Watch organises training of trainers for specialist journalist workshops

On the 4th of April Electronics Watch organises a training of trainers that will equip partners to organise workshops for journalists on sustainable public procurement in their respective countries. The overall aim is to get more stories about sustainable public procurement in the media.

The training will be hosted and conducted by DanWatch, a Danish media centre with considerable experience in making journalistic stories about public procurement. The purpose of the training is to equip the attendees with tools to arrange training for journalists in the seven partner countries. One workshop for journalists will be conducted in each of the seven project partner countries. These workshops will train journalists in how to understand and cover stories on public procurement related to the electronics sector’s impact on humans and the environment in the Global South.

The training of trainers will consist in part of information about public procurement with input from the attendees on country specific circumstances. The workshop will also provide the attendees with tools to produce catching media stories: how to find good sources for media coverage, considerations about framing stories and best practice examples.

The training releases the potential in knowledge sharing and joint efforts at EU level, while simultaneously adjusting outputs to each country.

The training takes place in Copenhagen in connection to the Electronics Watch partnership meeting.