Guild members are invited to apply for a place on an agri-media visit to Finland – organised with the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Finnish Guild of Agricultural Journalists.
The excursion takes place from 22–24 September and coincides with an informal meeting of agriculture ministers in the Helsinki region.
With only 16 inhabitants per km², Finland is the most sparsely populated country in the European Union and has been independent only since 1918.
A northern gateway to eastern Europe and Russia, before 1918 Finland was either a Russian or Swedish territory.
The trip will include briefings from pan-European farming organisation Copa-Cogeca, representatives from the Finnish Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, and visits to organic farms.
In doing so, it promises to give delegates an in-depth understanding of Finland’s bio-economy.
Hospitality promises to be excellent and will give delegates a true flavour of the country’s culture and cuisine – including saunas and sea swimming.
Priority places on this tour will be given to agricultural journalists who have not recently attended a similar tour to Finland.
Organised in conjunction with the European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ) and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), places are strictly limited to 20 journalists.
The Finnish guild will coordinate the tour with the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and will send confirmation letters to participants.
Delegates are responsible for organising and paying for travel to and from Finland and other travel costs in Finland.
Accommodation is €150 for a shared room or €250 for a single room.
To apply to join the trip, please contact BGAJ ENAJ representative Adrian Bell at email@example.com.
Adrian will then submit a maximum of two applicants to ENAJ press trip coordinator Adrian Krebs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any questions about the trip, please contact Tapani Koivunen of the Finnish Association of Agricultural Journalists at email@example.com or call +358 45 1022 822.
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