Last month, Nadia Tjahja (Communications graduate of the class of 2016) and Maria Alfonso (current International Affairs student) represented Newsworthy.eu and Vesalius College at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum’s Europe Lab in Zagreb and Vukovar, Croatia. Speaking at the Brave New Media workshop, Nadia and Maria used Newsworthy as a case study for the audience, made up of young European and Russian professionals who would soon be working on projects of their own with a grant provided by the Forum. Nadia and Maria covered the theory and creation of Newsworthy, marketing tactics and practical information, such as online safety. They further aided with guiding the teams in completing their project proposals. The conference aimed not only to provide young professionals with an opportunity to create their own startups, but to help build a cohesive relationship between the EU and Russia over international issues.
Newsworthy was created as part of an Vesalius College Honour’s Class revolving around the fight against extremism. More about the Newsworthy project here.