The European Press Prize partners up with the International Journalism Festival of Perugia

Published on December, 15 2022

The European Press Prize is delighted to announce the start of a collaboration with the IJF – International Journalism Festival of Perugia – that will bring us to the Italian Festival, where the names of the 2023 Shortlist will be released.

In April 2023 we will go back to Perugia for the IJF – International Journalism Festival, the event that every year brings together, in the Italian city of Perugia, journalists, activists, and experts in the field of media from all over the world. However, this edition will bring a novelty: we will officially collaborate with the Festival.

This collaboration will entail a more official presence of the Prize in the programme of the Festival, and a closer contact with all the guests present in Perugia. Some of the Prize Laureates and Nominees will take part in the many panels organised by the IJF, to give their contribution to the discourse on journalism and its many facets.

Our 2023 Shortlist announcement

Moreover, we will release the 2023 Shortlist live from the IJF, officially opening the path towards the Award Ceremony, this year held in Tbilisi (Georgia) at the ZEG Tbilisi Storytelling Festival.

The Nominees of our five categories (Investigative Reporting, Distinguished Reporting, Public Discourse, Innovation, and the new category called Migration Journalism) will be announced during a dedicated event, open to local and international media.

“I think this was bound to happen, and it is most certainly something we have always been hoping for. The IJF is the most renowned festival dedicated to international journalism, and it is a great opportunity for us to be an integral part of it. Our community of journalists will profit from this, and the fact that our Shortlist will be released in Perugia makes this collaboration even more special, and meaningful”, said Emanuele Del Rosso, our Head of Communications.

Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter, International Journalism Festival co-founders, explained: “We’re delighted to partner with the European Press Prize. Whether to add the most prestigious European journalism awards to the festival programme was not a difficult decision for us to make. Many Prize Laureates have been speakers at previous festivals so hosting the Shortlist announcement seems a natural fit. We are confident that future Prize Nominees and Laureates will not only enrich the festival community but will also enjoy networking with and even possibly being inspired by the hundreds of journalists, human rights activists and creators from outside Europe who come to the festival every year. We look forward to working together with the European Press Prize in the coming years.”