“Effective Reporting on Migration”: a follow-up webinar gathered the two E3J trainings’ beneficiaries

7 May 2024 

In the framework of the EU-funded project E3J (European Excellence Exchange in Journalism), on 7 May 2024, COPEAM organized a webinar gathering the two groups of beneficiaries who previously took part in the trainings “Effective Reporting on Migration”, held in 2023 in Belgrade (February) and Madrid (November).

The webinar, conducted by Charles Autheman (lead expert) highlighted the key features of both COPEAM trainings: "The Balkan route, images, mixed migration" and "Labour migration in the agri-food sector".

Moreover, the online meeting was the occasion to present new relevant training topics in this field, with an overview on the 10 years from the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention & ILO information brief on "Reporting forced labour in fishing”, and a particular focus on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), approved by the EU Parliament in April 2024. About the latter, the participants had the chance to discuss the implications in the private sector, with big companies which are called to take proactive measures to respect human rights and mitigate environmental impacts within their operations and supply chains.

Finally, the floor was given to some of the beneficiaries who presented their transnational collaborative journalism initiatives started with colleagues met thanks to the E3J project; in addition, new contacts between the two groups were established for other opportunities of journalism collaborations.

The webinar was the last activity carried out by COPEAM in the framework of the E3J project, which will officially end on May 31 2024, with very positive results obtained by the consortium (RSF-Reporters Without Borders, FPU- Free Press Unlimited, CMFE- Community Media Forum Europe / COMMIT-Community Media Institute for Continuing Education and COPEAM).

For more information about this project: https://www.e3j.org/