Join our reporting trip to the e-Governance Conference 2023

Are you a journalist interested in covering how digital technologies are changing the way governments in Africa and Europe provide services to citizens? Do you want to tell the stories of the digital transformation?

Apply for this opportunity to travel to Estonia with the AU-EU D4D Hub

The e-Governance Conference, the most influential e-governance event in the international arena, brings together strategists, decision-makers, policy implementers, and donors to chart a future course for digital governance. The e-Governance Academy has organised this annual event since 2015.

The 2023 edition will be co-organised with Estonia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the theme “Digital Innovation as Catalyst for Social Change”. The event will take place on 30-31 May in Tallinn and online.

For the second year in a row, the AU-EU Digital for Development (D4D) Hub is joining the e-Governance Conference. In line with its mission of supporting African institutions to lay grounds for an inclusive and sustainable digital transformation, the AU-EU D4D Hub will support the participation of an African delegation and host a dialogue between African and European digital stakeholders.

With the objective of promoting a broader public debate on e-governance across the African continent and ensuring that the outcomes of such dialogue permeate to other sectors of society, the AU-EU D4D Hub is sponsoring a reporting trip for three African journalists to attend the e-Governance Conference in person.

The selected journalists will be provided with learning and interview opportunities to help them report on stories related to the continent’s digital transformation and cooperation initiatives between African and European partners.

How to participate

The reporting trip is open to all African journalists with a demonstrated interest in covering e-governance issues. Interested journalists simply need to fill out this online form to express their interest in attending the trip, outline their reporting plans, and prove that they fulfil all the necessary criteria.

Deadline to participate: 24 March 2023

Journalists are strongly encouraged not to wait to apply until the deadline as the expressions of interest will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The selected journalists will be informed at the latest in early April.

Selection criteria

The AU-EU D4D Hub and the e-Governance Conference organisers will select three journalists based on the following criteria:

  1. Concrete proposals: clear ideas on possible reporting outcomes.
  2. Regional and gender diversity: ensuring representation from different African countries.
  3. Demonstrated interest in e-governance: track record covering digital issues.


  • Participating journalists should hold a valid passport until December 2023.
  • An advanced level of English (B2 level) is required to fully benefit from the activity.
  • Participants should be citizens of an AU Member State.
  • AU-EU D4D Hub sponsorship should be acknowledged in all reporting outcomes.
  • The AU-EU D4D Hub will cover the following expenses: return plane tickets on the most direct and economic route; accommodation for three to four nights (depending on flight schedules); meals for three days; reimbursement of visa fees.
  • The selected journalists will be responsible for arranging their own visas and covering any mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations or tests (the AU-EU D4D Hub reserves the right to cancel the trip if the necessary visas have not been obtained with enough time in advance).

For any questions, please contact: au-eu@d4dhub.eu

Participation form

Please use this form to express your interest


The AU-EU D4D Hub supports African institutions to lay grounds for an inclusive and sustainable digital transformation. A flagship Team Europe project, it provides demand-driven technical assistance, facilitates knowledge-sharing activities, and coordinates dialogues between African and European stakeholders. Learn more about the project

Under the strategic guidance of the African Union Commission and the European Commission, the project contributes to operationalising the AU-EU digital cooperation agenda.

AU-EU D4D Hub implementing partners

The AU-EU D4D Hub project is co-financed by the European Union and is implemented by: