From Hungarian beggars in Rome to cheese and crackers on a Parisian pavement, via Athens, Georgia and a motley bus station in Berlin: the shortlisted entries for our first ever Young Journalist Award took us on an evocative journey through modern Europe. These shining examples of transnational reporting by young writers were picked from hundreds of submissions from every corner of Europe. In February 2014, a distinguished international jury met online and awarded the prize to Johanna Meyer-Gohde and Aleksandra Luczak.

Shortlisted candidates were invited to participate in a three-day journalism workshop in Berlin with sessions led by Adam Reichardt of New Eastern Europe. You can read the winning entries and other articles produced at our workshop in our special print edition.


Many thanks to all the young writers who submitted their work. Thanks also to the jury members and to the Körber Foundation, whose generous support made this project possible.

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