EPRIE 2019: Overcoming the challenges posed by social media

From 26 June to 7 July 2019, the Korea Verband organized the exchange program EPRIE 2019 in Japan and South Korea. Under the theme “Overcoming the challenges posed by social media: How to make it work for social change” the participants explored the question how social media can be used for social change. A total of twenty young people between 25 and 38 years old took part in the program, ten of whom came from Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Georgia) and ten from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia).

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EPRIE Journal 2018: Media in Times of Populism and Post-Truth Politics

The alumni of the EPRIE program published the new EPRIE Journal 2018 on ‘Media in Times of Populism and Post-Truth Politics’.

Participants of EPRIE 2018 have contributed thought-provoking articles to elaborate on the relationship between journalism, social media, populism and post-truth politics. The EPRIE Journal also covers previous of topics EPRIE as well as the activities and research of the alumni.

You can download the new EPRIE Journal for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe 2018 on our website for publications here:

Trust Me!dia Workshop

 “Trust Me!dia” engages with current challenges of building and maintaining trust within the global media landscape. The project encompassing workshops and podcasts was initiated in connection with the 2018 EPRIE (Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe) and is funded by the EPRIE Project Fund with support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

You are cordially invited to join the workshop on current challenges of the global media landscape organized by EPRIE Alumni. On April 13th (Sat) we will discuss social media and its increasing impact on journalistic and political dynamics as well as the proliferation of populism and fake news within our public discourse at the International Alumni Center in Berlin.

Saturday, 13 April 2019, 11.00am – 6.00pm
@International Alumni Center Berlin,  Linienstraße 65a, 10119 Berlin, Germany

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Street Dance Workshop to Promote a Creative Space of Acceptance

Ready to dance? Alumni of the EPRIE Program organize an empowerment workshop through waacking! Beginner session, free of charge. Open to everyone, including non-dancers. Empowerment workshop aiming to create a safe space of creative expression for racial as well as LGBTQ+ minorities and their allies. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Heels are optional. (more…)

Apply now for EPRIE 2019!

EPRIE aims to share and exchange perspectives and experiences between East Asia and Europe. In 2018, we examined the challenges posed to the media sector by populism and post-truth politics. This year, together with media practitioners, actors from civil society, scholars and politicians, we will focus on social media as a tool for social change.

The program will take place in East Asia (Japan and South Korea) from June 26 to July 7, 2019. Application deadline will be on Sunday, March 24, 2019. For further information, please have a look at the program for EPRIE 2019:

EPRIE 2018: Media in times of populism and post-truth politics

From June 27 to July 8 Korea Verband has organized the exchange program EPRIE 2018 “Media in times of populism and post-truth politics – challenges and opportunities” in Krzyżowa / Wroclaw (Poland), Potsdam / Berlin (Germany) and Brussels (Belgium). Twenty young people aged between 25 and 35 years participated in the program, half of them from Europe (Germany, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia, Macedonia, and Romania) and half from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Pakistan). The group was also balanced in terms of proportions between academics and practitioners and gender.

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EPRIE Journal 2017: Migration, Integration, and Belonging

The alumni of the EPRIE program published the new EPRIE Journal 2017 on migration, integration, and belonging. The EPRIE Journal for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe is the successor of the Korea Forum Special issues on EPRIE and covers the topics of EPRIE as well as the activities and research of the alumni.

You can download the new EPRIE Journal for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe 2017 on our website for publications here:

Apply now for EPRIE 2018!

EPRIE aims to exchange perspectives and experiences between East Asia and Europe. In 2018 we will take a closer look at the challenges posed by rising populism and post-truth politics to the media sector and the opportunities they present for media to tackle these issues.

The program will take place in Europe (Poland, Germany, and Belgium) from June 27 to July 8, 2018. Application deadline will be on Sunday, April 8, 2018 (extended deadline!). For further information, please have a look at the program of EPRIE 2018: