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PERSPECTIVES. One Europe, many Stories.

PERSPECTIVES is the new label for multi-perspective and constructive journalism.
Co-financed by the European Union, PERSPECTIVES brings together journalists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine. We collaborate in our international Newsroom to bring you content that matters across borders.

Editorial independence and accountability are of key importance in our work and two of the main principles included in our editorial guidelines that encompass our common vision and stardards of ethical and high-quality journalism.
So if you want stories around current European affairs and a kind of journalism that inspires constructive debates and action, then PERSPECTIVES is exactly for you!

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In an effort to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the diverse perspectives and experiences across Europe, our PERSPECTIVES Newsroom frequently conducts surveys concerning the topics we cover with our label.


Pressure to be successful in the media sector

Let’s shatter the romanticizing around journalism

With the launch of our latest topic of the month, the PERSPECTIVES editorial team conducted another transnational survey. Together they looked into the question of how the pressure to be successful affects the work culture in the media sector. 

  • How does the pressure to be successful affect the work culture in the media sector?

Survey in English language by PERSPECTIVES Newsroom

Safety and Security

Central Europe’s security two years into Russia's war in Ukraine

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has radically changed the security climate in Eastern and Central Europe. We asked local experts from Lithuania, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia to learn more about this new reality as we approached the second anniversary of February 24. 
The questions for the experts were these:

  • Which steps were taken towards strengthening the security of your country since Russia‘s full-scale invasion of Ukraine? 
  • Which steps are planned to be taken in the future and how are these changes affecting your society? 

Survey in English language by PERSPECTIVES Newsroom


Our Way of Life is Unsustainable

The economic competitiveness is one of the main causes of the deepening climate crisis. Despite this knowledge, global capitalism still forces us to constantly accumulate capital and expand. This way of our existence is environmentally and economically unsustainable. In our survey of the month, we approached experts from our partner countries with two questions on the topic of sustainability:

  • Is climate sustainability compatible with economic competitiveness? And should we even be concerned with such a dilemma?
  • How to make the debate about the European Green deal “sexier”?

Survey in English language by PERSPECTIVES Newsroom

Threats to Democracy

How can constructive journalism help in fighting populism?

Media plays a significant role in shaping public opinion, and biased reporting can contribute to societal polarization by reinforcing populist beliefs and perspectives. Conversely, constructive journalism strives for a more balanced portrayal of reality. It aims to steer away from sensationalism and fear-driven narratives and promotes a more optimistic and hopeful approach to news reporting. As such, we asked the members of our international Newsroom:

  • How can constructive journalism help in fighting populism?

Survey in English language by PERSPECTIVES Newsroom 


Solving the housing crisis – but how?

Affordable, dignified, and adequate housing is particularly (but not exclusively) scarce in urban centers across Europe. The affected groups are primarily those with lower incomes, such as younger generations or individuals marginalized for various reasons. It quickly became apparent to us in the PERSPECTIVES Newsroom that the housing crisis requires our collective attention and innovative solutions. To showcase the many dimensions of the housing issue, we conducted a joint Europe-wide survey. We sought input from experts in politics, academia, the private sector, and citizen initiatives and asked:

  • In your opinion, what specific measures should be taken to address the housing crisis in your country/city?

Survey in English language by PERSPECTIVES Newsroom 
In German language the Article is offered at Jádu 
(also available in Slovakian, Czech & Ukrainian)

PERSPECTIVES Topic of the Month

Every month, the members of the PERSPECTIVES Newsroom select a TOPIC OF THE MONTH. This month, we are zooming in on the topic of Pressure to be successful and provide you multi-language and multi-perspective stories on that topic. To find out more about the thematic spectrum that PERSPECTIVES covers, have a look at our Key Topics.
All content pieces published under the PERSPECTIVES label can be found on the websites of our partners.

Pressure to be successful

Career counsellor on the psychological pressures faced by teenagers: parents getting smarter, social media getting fiercer

In many countries, it is increasingly recognised that today's adolescents are under tremendous stress as a result of environmental pressures to be successful and to make clear and correct choices about their post-school path. We conducted an interview with the psychologist and career consultant Kristijonas Žičkus.  

Original Article in Lithuanian language: Karjeros konsultantas apie paauglių patiriamas psichologinio spaudimo problemas: tėvai protingėja, socialinės medijos aršėja  
by­ Rytas Staselis for
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EPER Rádió

What will you be when you grow up?

What are you going to be when you grow up? – we have often been asked or asked the question to others or ourselves. Perhaps mainly because – beyond curiosity – the profession, the job, the occupation is an inalienable and defining part of so-called adult life. There are many rituals and customs associated with it. A very important and inevitable change and transformation that we all go through.

Original Article in Hungarian language: Mi leszel ha nagy leszel?    
by­ Tamás Jamriskó for EPER Rádió  
Read the Article at EPER Rádió

revue Prostor

Jan Přáda VS. overtime in health care

“Overtime is supposed to be extra work and should not make up 50 % of your income,“ says Jan Přáda, a physician and chair of the ‚Young Doctors' Section‘, about the unbearable situation of male and female doctors in the health care system. Medical staff, he says, have been overworked and underpaid for a long time despite the demands of their work. In addition, due to the administrative burden, there is no time for more care and communication with patients.

Article in Czech language: Jan Přáda VS. přesčasy ve zdravotnictví  
by­ Jan Přáda and Šimon Holý for revue Prostor 
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revue Prostor

Mistress of Faun Cykas

How does the young poet cope with the pitfalls of the literary environment? The original short story by award-winning poet Alžběta Stančáková focuses on the theme of a young girl’s relationship with an older, successful man and the difficulty of later emancipating herself from his influence.

Article in Czech language: Milenka Fauna Cykase  
by­ Alžběta Stančáková for revue Prostor 
Read the Article at revue Prostor