Democratic Challenges in Ukraine: Open Call for Polish Journalists

Submit an idea, get a grant for the research, and publish your story!


Outriders in partnership with the Lviv Media Forum are looking for two Polish journalists to research and write up a story about the democratic challenges faced by Ukraine. The topic idea can range from freedom of speech, rights of women to lives of minorities, emigration problems and corruption. We intentionally do not want to limit the number of topics, hoping that it would help to select indeed brilliant reportage ideas and brilliant storytellers to complete them.

We are offering travel and accommodation grants for the research phase of the story as well as editorial support with its final version. The stories will be translated from Polish to Ukrainian and published on an educational portal


  • The call for submissions lasts until Sunday, July 29th, midnight CEST.
  • The selected applicants will hear from us before August 1st.
  • The story write-up needs to happen between the 2nd of August and 31st of October. 
  • The materials will be published no later than 31st of October. 

Your flights, accommodation and some daily allowance money are covered by the grant program. 

Apply to the grant program by filling in the linked form.

If you have further questions, please contact


The project is supported by the Visegrad Fund. To learn more about it, read the project’s description.

Members involved

Olha Lypynska

Olha Lypynska is a manager of the project aimed at supporting young journalists in V4 countries. She’s located in Lviv (Ukraine) where she works as a coordinator in NGO Lviv…

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Alicja Peszkowska

Alicja Peszkowska is an experienced Communicator and Community Builder. She has been engaged with the topic of openness in the context of culture, society, and technology for the past 6…

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