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An intensive two-day training in policy op-ed writing organized in partnership with EurActiv. See the event gallery here.

Fee: 300

Included: 2 days of lectures and workshops in op-ed writing; Certificate of completion; CEPOW Membership Card; Food and drinks in the breaks

Speakers: Dominique Ostyn (EurActiv, Director of Communications and Opinions Editor); Paul Cairney (Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling), Mario Munta (Program Director, CEPOW), Jakov Bojovic (Managing Editor, Politheor)

Who should apply? Advocacy officers, policy researchers, analysts, other employees of think tanks or research institutes.

Date and location: June 3-4, Brussels, venue TBA

Registration deadline: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

For any additional questions please contact us at office@cepow.org.

What are policy op-eds?

Policy-oriented op-eds are short written pieces on issues of public policy published in most of major print/online media outlets and submitted by authors external to the respective media outlets. The core purpose of an op-ed is to communicate the opinion of the author to a broader audience. Typically, opinions expressed in policy op-eds put forward evidence-based arguments and ideally propose solutions to the policy problem. The op-ed is an extremely powerful format for everyone willing to take part in a public debate or influence the decision-makers. Everyone is free to submit an op-ed to any media outlet. This seminar will teach you how to write it and how to succeed in getting it published.

Aims & Outcomes

This two-day training will focus on the op-ed as a genre, its purpose, audience and features and it will prepare you to write and successfully pitch an op-ed to media outlets.


1) Skill set for Op-Ed Writing

With lectures from policy practitioners, professors and editors of media outlets.

2) Workshop – Learning by Doing

We will help you write and pitch your own 700-words op-ed! 

3) Networking

Meet editors, policy advocates and researchers from your environment and across Europe.

4) Op-ed Writing Certificate

Upon successful completion.

5) CEPOW Membership Card

Up to six months after completion: Guaranteed feedback by CEPOW’s professional network of advisors on your op-eds up to 900 words in length and potential publishing and promotion via the CEPOW and Politheor networks.

Start Date - End Date

Jun 03, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017

Start Time - End Time

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Location

Brussels, Belgium




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