“How to work with the EU institutions”

Office for a Democratic Belarus, news portal tut.by

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00

Minsk, Belarus

Open master class for journalists and mass media representatives: “How to work with the EU institutions” Office for a Democratic Belarus (Brussels) in partnership with TUT.BY MEDIA. The master class is held within the framework of the “European Intercultural Festival”, it will start on September, 9, 2014 at 7 p.m and will finish at 9 p.m. in Minsk, “Ў” gallery, Niezaleznasci avenue, 37 A. Admission is free, but preliminary registration by e-mail info@odb-office.eu is required. Registration deadline is September, 6, 2014. The master class covers the following: EU institutions, their functions and relations; peculiarities of EU press service work – interaction with Press-officers, online interview recording, e-mail enquiries, video studio hire etc; EU institutions on Internet.

The master class trainer Hrant Kostanyan is an Associate Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies’ (CEPS) EU Foreign Policy unit and a Special Research Fund Fellow at the Centre for EU Studies (CEUS), in the department of Political Science at Ghent University in Belgium. Kostanyan teaches the courses on the EU decision-making and inter-institutional relations as well as EU relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and Central Asia within the EU Studies master programme. He worked as an expert for Russia and the Eastern Partnership countries at the European Neighbourhood Info Centre (Commission project), Brussels and in the European Commission projects. Hrant Kostanyan’s research focuses on EU foreign policy institutions and decision-making, primarily on the European External Action Service (EEAS), the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the EU’s relations with Eastern Neighbours and Russia. The latest book he had written is “The New EU Foreign Policy Architecture: Reviewing the first two years of the EEAS” (with Helwig, N. and P. Ivan).