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March 31, 2011

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» Reporting on floods – at home or abroad

What’s the difference between the story of a flood told by a reporter and that told by someone who was in it?

That was one of the questions explored in a seminar held at the University of Glamorgan’s Atrium in Cardiff this week. It was part of a series on the theme ‘Learning to Live with Water: Flood histories, Environmental Change, Remembrance and Resilience’ and brought together (among others) geographers, story-tellers, academics, artists, emergency planners and poets.

As a contribution, I drew the participants’ attention to the excellent resources and discussion at the DART Center for Journalism & Trauma – especially the current material on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami (including detailed advice on all the challenges facing reporters in such a situation).

Photo: Nine Network / 60 Minutes

Torn Apart – Reporting Heartbreak
Particularly interesting for journalists – and journalism students – is this response of a TV producer who was accused of exploiting a family who lost a child in the Queensland floods. It tells us a lot about the positive impact of good journalism – which does exist!

The Flood Histories project is based at the University of Gloucester and Glamorgan’s George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling.

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April 9, 2008

Funding Matters Weblog News
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» Call for Proposals: Industrialised Countries Instrument Education Cooperation Programme (ICI ECP)

Funding Source: European Commission

The European Commission has launched together with the governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea, a new multi-country call for proposals.

The objective of this call is to support international curriculum development projects that involve short term mobility between the EU and the partner ICI countries not necessarily related to award of a joint or dual/double degree. Consortia applying for projects under this call are formed by at least 3 institutions from the EU and 2 institutions from a given partner country. Selected consortia will set up a framework for student mobility whereby EU students will typically spend one semester in the partner country institution and vice versa with full recognition of the study period abroad by the home institution. Support includes mobility grants for students and members of the academic and administrative staff (“faculty”).


The budget available from the EU side for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 2.5m. It is anticipated that funding will be provided for 4-5 EU-Australia projects, 2-3 EU-Japan projects, 1 EU-New Zealand project, and 1-2 EU-Korea projects. The maximum amount of funding on the EU side will be EUR 425,000 for a 3-year Joint Mobility project involving 4 or more EU partner institutions. The duration for Joint Mobility Projects is 3 years.

Deadline: 6 June 2008

Funder Link: European Commission

Scheme Link: ICI ECP

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.