European Journalism Centre (EJC)
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit institute based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and is dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals.
Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects.
The EJC plays a unique role at the European level as a partner and organiser for media companies, professional organisations, journalism schools and governmental bodies seeking to establish activities and projects. The EJC is now in its fifteenth year of operations, and more than 9000 journalists have participated in one or more of its seminars.
The EJC was founded in Maastricht, the Netherlands, in 1992. Symbolic of the treaty signed the same year, Maastricht is a cosmopolitan crossroads just a few kilometres away from Belgium and Germany.
The EJC offices are located in the modern Centre Céramique which also houses the Public Library and the Archives of Maastricht. The EJC offers large, comfortable, well-equipped seminar rooms as well as an auditorium.
The EJC also has an office at the International Press Centre-Résidence Palace in Brussels, conveniently situated in the heart of the Brussels European district and close to the major EU institutions.
Interview with Wilfried Ruetten, director of the European Journalism Centre