Knowledge Exchange for Media Professionals between EU and Eastern Partnership Countries

ADAMI DIALOGUE took place in Dresden 30 September – 1 October at the MDR Landesfunkhaus Sachsen. TV and media professionals from the EU and EaP countries took the opportunity to meet and discuss programming on minority and cultural diversity issues in their media organizations.

This year, ADAMI gathered editors, producers and broadcast media experts to share their strategies and experiences on programming cultural diversity topics for a two-day conference in Dresden.

Although diversity and migration discussions in the EU may differ from those in the Eastern Partnership countries, media coverage of sensitive issues often faces similar challenges. The Dresden conference offered participants the chance to learn about different media approaches to dealing with cultural diversity and to get inspired.

A total of 24 representatives from TV broadcasting and other media organisations participated; these included 13 from the EaP countries Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, as well as 11 representatives from Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Scotland and Belgium.

ADAMI DIALOGUE participants took time during the two-day conference to engage in individual meetings, to deepen their knowledge and to initiate collaboration between the broadcasters.

The conference was organized in cooperation with the partnership programme of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in Geneva and with MDR as hosting broadcaster in Germany. The conference was co-financed by the Eastern Partnership Initiative of the European Commission, Brussels.

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ADAMI STUDIO announced a new open call for Ukrainian and Belarusian Filmmakers - Apply Until August 25

The ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe is launching a Call for Applications for fiction and documentary film projects in the editing stage, addressing cultural diversity, tolerance, integration, or peaceful coexistence topics, to participate in a two and a half day workshop in Minsk, Belarus, November 6-8, 2019.

The workshop is being organized in partnership with the Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD. Aside from editing room work, ADAMI Studio participants will be given the chance to attend screenings and networking events that the festival offers to its international guests.

ADAMI Studio will focus on storyline development and the dramatic potential for selected projects.

Workshop Details:

- Dates: November 6-8, 2019

- Location: Minsk, Belarus

- Working Languages: Russian and English

- Application Deadline: August 25, 2019

For More Information Please, click Here -

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ADAMI community member Anna Glushko's internship at Deutsche Welle is over
Anna's Fellowship at DW has successfully ended  ADAMI is proud to be the internship provider for our participants!

Anna's Fellowship at DW has successfully ended

ADAMI is proud to be the internship provider for our participants!


Last year, in 2018, through the ADAMI activity two German media organizations as MDR TV and Deutsche Welle provided internship courses for women from Adami community. Three young women journalists were awarded fellowships to continue their professional media education in Germany.

Our dear friend and former participant at ADAMI events, from Moldova, Anna Glushko was one of them. She was elected at that concurs, due to TV report “Echoes of the Forgotten War” about Economist and researcher Svetlana Kapanzhi, who works on Bessarabian Gagauz and Bulgarians who fought in the First World War. Then this story was shown on Prime TV of Moldova. Correspondent Anna Glushko found out what prompted the author to undertake this massive work.

We want express our the best feeling and will to Anna about the successful completion of the internship. We make sure to continuous cooperation with Anna as well as with Deutsche Welle.

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XVI BATUMI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE A Partnership That Matters - 10 Years and Beyond

from the right: Mr. Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia, Mrs. Claudia Roth, Vice President of the German Bundestag and Mr.Stefan Tolz, ADAMI Programme Director at the 16th Batumi International Conference

ADAMI was participating at the 16th Batumi International Conference, dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of Eastern Partnership. The Conference aimed at assessing the Partnership, its main deliverables, as well as present geopolitical context. The participant of the conference reflected on the challenges common to the EU and Eastern partners so that Eastern Partnership effectively accommodates to the interests of each party, in line with the principles of differentiation and inclusiveness.

The Batumi International Conference offered specific thematic sessions highlighting major areas of cooperation where participants shared new ideas on further strengthening of the Partnership and advancing European integration processes beyond 2020.

The event brought together highest- and high-level representatives of the EU and various countries, including President of the European Council Donald Tusk, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.

President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, Chairman of the Parliament Archil Talakvadze, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Zalkaliani and Chairman of the Government of the Adjara Autonomous Republic Tornike Rizhvadze also spoke before the audience.

This year’s conference differs from the preceding ones by content, unprecedented scale and the level of its participants.

As an official participant of the Batumi International Conference ADAMI team had an own place to present ongoing and coming activities of 2019 to members of conference with all official attributes, including a banner, booklets, and many other things.

In Addition, Honorable guests from over the world enjoyed the screening SHOWCASE of the ADAMI winning and nominated film projects from the Eastern Partnership counties, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine!

Mr.Stefan Tolz, ADAMI Programme Director had held meetups with high-level officials, including Minister of Foreign Affairs David Zalkaliani, Mr. Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia, Mrs. Claudia Roth, Vice President of the German Bundestag as well as representatives from academia, non-governmental sector and business representatives from the EU and six partner countries.

Special thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia for making the ADAMI SHOWCASE happen!