EPRIE 2019: ‘Overcoming the challenges posed by social media: How to make it work for social change?’

EPRIE 2019 will be held from June 26 to July 7, 2019 in East Asia (Japan and South Korea). Application deadline will be on Sunday, March 24, 2019 (extended deadline!)

Eligible candidates

  • are young practitioners and experts from civil society, media, administration or international organizations, journalists, educators, advanced graduate students, early postdoctoral researchers,
  • have a special interest in the topic and willingness to connect with others in the field,
  • are expected to speak fluent English (program language),
  • are able to participate in the entire length of the program,
  • are preferably between 25 and 35 years of age,
  • are preferably from France, Germany, Poland, China, Japan or Korea. Applicants from other countries are also welcome.
Participants of EPRIE 2014 in Warsaw, Poland

To complete an application, the following documentsare required:

The application deadline is Sunday, March 24, 2019 (extended deadline!). We welcome early applications.

We kindly ask applicants to fill out the forms and send the required documents to Please note that we cannot consider incomplete applications!

A committee will select 20 participants from the completed applications.

Selected applicants will join us for a unique intercultural experience. They will exchange their views and ideas through intensive dialogue in international working groups. In addition to gaining specialized knowledge, participants will enhance their intercultural understanding. We expect all participants to take part in the whole program of EPRIE 2019 to guarantee that EPRIE provides a platform for ongoing exchange, and to encourage participants to build a sustainable network for cooperation with the other members of the EPRIE Alumni network.

All basic expenses duringthe program including accommodation, transfers and meals are covered. Travel costs to the conference location in Tokyo (Japan) and back from Paju (South Korea) are not included. Candidates from non-Asian overseas countries can apply for financial support.

The organizer of EPRIE is the Korea Verband, a politically independent association based in Berlin. EPRIE is kindly supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a private German foundation engaged in the promotion of international understanding, and the Japan office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Tokyo.

EPRIE Alumni Meeting Berlin 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I fill out the application form?

A: Please use Adobe Reader (Download link) to fill out the application form and save the file. After saving, please send the application form to Do not print the file for filling it out. Unfortunately, we cannot direct you to any website to fill out the information. We need your application as a PDF file. Please let your supervisor also use Adobe Reader to fill out the recommendation form.

Q: How can I prove my English ability?

A: Applicants have to prove their fluency in English. Please send in current test results (e.g. TOEFL, TOEIC), proof of studies in English language or English language training, or proof of stay(s) abroad in an English speaking country. Native English speakers are exempted.

Q: Which nationalities can apply?

A: Eligible candidates are preferably of French, German, Polish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean nationality. This includes candidates from both Koreas and both Chinas (P.R. China and Republic of China). Applications from experts with other nationalities are also welcome.

Q: I cannot bear the costs for travelling to East Asia. Can you offer any additional funds?

A: We can offer additional funds for travel expenses to East Asia on request.