Services for journalists
In addition to issuing regular press releases, co-ordinating interviews and organising press conferences, the EU Delegation also organises familiarisation programmes for media personnel and journalist's visits to EU funded projects in Sri Lanka.
Over the years the Delegation has successfully organised several residential workshops, on the role of the EU and its activities in Sri Lanka, for media personnel including provincial journalists.
The EU Delegation has also organised journalist's visits to EU funded projects to further enhance their knowledge on EU funding programmes in the country. Additionally the EU provides the opportunity for journalists to visit EU institutions in Brussels in order to familiarise themselves on the European Union and the work carried out by the EU on a global level.
Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism
Lorenzo Natali Prize for journalism is an international prize launched by the European Commission in partnership with Reporters Without Boarders and the World Association of Newspapers on occasion of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on 3rd May.
The Lorenzo Natali Prize rewards journalists committed to Human Rights, Democracy and Development. The competition is a symbol of Europe's support to journalists who often work tirelessly to raise awareness of the importance of development policy. It is open to journalists working in TV, radio, print and online media.
Further information about the Prize can be accessed from the website.