Journalists from all countries, who are granted the German-Northern European Scholarship, gain personal experience and professional insight of the political landscape, the economy, and of the everyday life in the host country. Participants from the Northern countries meet opinion leaders and decision makers in Germany, the largest country in the European Union. The program is funded by the Foreign Office of the German Federal Government, by the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries and by a small circle of private sponsors.
The scholarship program starts with a three-day introduction conference (March 26 – 28, 2025) in Tallinn. Subsequently, the participating journalists will begin their stay at their respective host organizations. The program concludes with a final meeting in Berlin (May 21 – 23, 2025).