Lviv Media Forum launches the first call for the Media Excellence Programme

In conditions when journalism education does not meet international standards and the demands of the times, and technologies are changing rapidly, only continuous training, improvement of professional skills, and mastering new tools can make Ukrainian media competitive and viable.

Media Excellence Programme combines the activities and opportunities of various grant projects related to consultations, trainings and other forms of learning. 

What we offer: 

  • Online and offline consultations - group and individual;
  • Online lectures, trainings, workshops; 
  • Offline lectures, trainings, meetings*; 
  • Comprehensive training projects (online and offline schools)*.

*Whenever possible and within the framework of individual projects that provide for it.  

We will try to satisfy any request related to the work of media and media professionals. For example, creating different types of content, social media promotion, website optimisation, using Google Analytics, developing editorial guidelines, fact-checking and working with sources, video content production, financial management, digital security, organising editorial processes, writing grant applications, etc.  

Collective applications can be submitted by media that

  • legally operate in Ukraine (not necessarily registered as media); 
  • have a transparent ownership structure and legal income; 
  • do not disseminate pro-Russian or anti-Ukrainian narratives, and are not politically biased;
  • adhere to professional and ethical standards of journalism. 

Individual applications can be submitted by:

  • media workers (not only journalists);
  • freelancers - representatives of media professions;
  • bloggers, podcasters, content creators;
  • students of media specialities;
  • communications professionals. 

To join the programme, fill out the form. Deadline: 31 March 2024.

We will contact you during the working week. If there are no current opportunities to fulfil your application, we will either offer to put your request on hold or suggest an alternative if possible. We do not guarantee the fulfilment of all requests and reserve the right to refuse without explanation.

Experts we work with

The trainers, consultants, and lecturers of the programme are Ukrainian specialists who, in our opinion, are best versed in the requested topics. We offer applicants a list of experts who can meet their needs, but we are also ready to discuss work requests with specific experts. 

If you would like to work with us as a Media Excellence Programme expert, please contact 

Media Excellence Programme program became possible thanks to UNESCO and The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), as well as the Fight for Facts project, implemented jointly with n-ost and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.