PRODUCE project partners meet in Ljubljana

Partners of the PROmoting DUal Career through Education of young journalists (PRODUCE) project met for an informative one-day meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia on March 7.

The key objective of PRODUCE is to develop and improve skills and educate young reporters through volunteering at European Universities Championships and Games while also promoting dual career of athletes.

The aim of the project is to create a peer-to-peer network of young journalists, create guidelines for future work while assisting youth trainers for future sports journalists and helping to develop their skills. Through the project, a network will be built among sports journalist students, with a support base created for sports events.


Young journalists will be given the chance to put their knowledge into practise, having already participated in the European Universities Championships last year, while taking part in various workshops and reporting tasks at this year’s European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia.

At the second partner’s meeting held in the Slovenian capital, the EUSA Institute as the project co-ordinators kicked off proceedings by giving a project update, before each partner was able to present their activities of the project so far.

Preparations for the young reporter’s programme at the Games in Belgrade were then discussed, before discussions over the possible participants for the programme were had.

Setting the plans

A lengthy brainstorming session followed as all partners discussed plans for the activities making up the programme in Belgrade in detail, with meeting attendees joined by Mr Antonio Saccone, who will serve as one of two mentors for the student reporters at the Games.

The last point on the agenda that was discussed revolved around the final project meeting and conference, which will be taking place in Malta in November this year.

Partners group photo

All partners were present at the meeting, including AZS Sport club Poznan (POL), SportIndeks (SER), KK Hrvatski Dragovoljac (CRO), AIPS Europe (MAL) and hosts EUSA Institute (SLO), while meeting attendees were also joined by special guests from the Slovenia Sports Journalist Association: President Mr Joze Zidar as well as Vice-President Mr Gasper Bolhar.

PRODUCE is a two-year project which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.