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Forum for European Journalism Students

The Forum for European Journalism Students (FEJS) is an international organization dedicated to the exchange of information between European Journalism students, young professionals and even citizens interested in the journalism field. The Forum attempts to bring such individuals together and promote interaction and networking while providing them with educational tools and framework to improve their knowledge and professional skills.

Story of FEJS has begun in 1985, when Kim Sjer, journalism student from Aarhus, Denmark, has written a letter to his colleague Theo Dersjant at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He proposed to organize a meeting of European journalism students. So they gathered a few friends, wrote to all journalism student’s institutions in Western Europe and in year 1986 the FEJS had their first international meeting which took place near Utrecht and united more than sixty journalism students from fifteen universities and from eight different countries. The participants decided to have annual meetings and they have also chosen a name for their new organization – FEJS.