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A few words about the Institute:

The Regional Press Institute (RPI) is an innovative initiative that aims to meet the needs for the further education and training of journalists and other professionals in the media, with emphasis on the local regional press.

It is the only non-profit ongoing training institute in Greece created by a professional journalism association, the Association of Daily Regional Newspapers.

At the same time, in the medium term the RPI aims to develop its activities in the field of applied research, particularly in studies of the history and development prospects for the provincial press in Greece and elsewhere.

The Regional Press Institute already collaborates with similar institutes abroad, as well as with university faculties of journalism and mass media studies in Greece and other European countries, in order to make its contribution to more effective training and research.

The aims of the Institute are:

  • Personnel training of staff and journalists working in the media industry in the Greek provinces.
  • The organization of international conferences, in collaboration with similar institutes operating in Europe and beyond.
  • Providing the insights and information for local newspaper publishers on keeping small business operations up to date.

The RPI in brief:

The Regional Press Institute (RPI) is a non-profit institution for continuing education and retraining of journalists and workers in the mass media with particular emphasis on the regional press. The Institute has a membership of representatives of daily provincial newspapers in the various regions belonging to the Association of Regional Daily Newspapers, and it is managed according to its articles of association by a five-member board, which is re-elected every three years.

Education and training:

The RPI is active in the general field of special seminar organization, summer schools, round table discussions, workshops and conferences, which are aimed at publishers, journalists and employees in the media.

It also collaborates with university departments working in similar fields, which contributes to the further development of expertise for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Participation in these activities is accompanied by a certificate verifying attendance at the various specialist training programs. Teachers and speakers are recognized scientists and professionals from Greece and abroad who have distinguished themselves for their high standards of academic and professional work.

Applied Research and Studies:

This objective is a medium-term strategy which aims to further the contribution of the RPI to the research and study of the daily regional press as a whole, focusing on the implementation of new technologies, the study of changes in the journalistic profession etc.

The pursuit of comparative research studies in different countries and transnational joint research projects is another objective of the Regional Press Institute. For this reason, the immediate priorities of the RPI involve developing a European network of partners who will be able to contribute to research and study.

Event organization

Another objective of the RPI is to contribute to the realization of other events, organized either by local community agencies or universities domestically and abroad, always with a view to serving the need for education and training, and the exchange of views. As such, the RPI may, in certain circumstances, allow its facilities to be used if the events are non-profit oriented, and aim to develop local communities, training and research.

Facilities:

The RPI has modern facilities covering a total area of 1,500 m2, consisting of reception rooms, overnight accommodation (18 double rooms), conference hall with seating capacity for 180 persons, a round table discussion room, computer room, a library and exhibition space, and a restaurant. These facilities were renovated in 2009 to particularly high standards and specifications.

The restaurant-café of the Institute has a series of photographs of Cretan flora on display, donated by The Technical University of Crete Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna.

A few words about the Institute:

The Regional Press Institute (RPI) is an innovative initiative that aims to meet the needs for the further education and training of journalists and other professionals in the media, with emphasis on the local regional press.

It is the only non-profit ongoing training institute in Greece created by a professional journalism association, the Association of Daily Regional Newspapers.

At the same time, in the medium term the RPI aims to develop its activities in the field of applied research, particularly in studies of the history and development prospects for the provincial press in Greece and elsewhere.

The Regional Press Institute already collaborates with similar institutes abroad, as well as with university faculties of journalism and mass media studies in Greece and other European countries, in order to make its contribution to more effective training and research.

 

The aims of the Institute are:

  • Personnel training of staff and journalists working in the media industry in the Greek provinces.
  • The organization of international conferences, in collaboration with similar institutes operating in Europe and beyond.
  • Providing the insights and information for local newspaper publishers on keeping small business operations up to date.

The RPI in brief:

The Regional Press Institute (RPI) is a non-profit institution for continuing education and retraining of journalists and workers in the mass media with particular emphasis on the regional press. The Institute has a membership of representatives of daily provincial newspapers in the various regions belonging to the Association of Regional Daily Newspapers, and it is managed according to its articles of association by a five-member board, which is re-elected every three years.

Education and training:

The RPI is active in the general field of special seminar organization, summer schools, round table discussions, workshops and conferences, which are aimed at publishers, journalists and employees in the media.

It also collaborates with university departments working in similar fields, which contributes to the further development of expertise for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Participation in these activities is accompanied by a certificate verifying attendance at the various specialist training programs. Teachers and speakers are recognized scientists and professionals from Greece and abroad who have distinguished themselves for their high standards of academic and professional work.

Applied Research and Studies:

This objective is a medium-term strategy which aims to further the contribution of the RPI to the research and study of the daily regional press as a whole, focusing on the implementation of new technologies, the study of changes in the journalistic profession etc.

The pursuit of comparative research studies in different countries and transnational joint research projects is another objective of the Regional Press Institute. For this reason, the immediate priorities of the RPI involve developing a European network of partners who will be able to contribute to research and study.

Event organization

Another objective of the RPI is to contribute to the realization of other events, organized either by local community agencies or universities domestically and abroad, always with a view to serving the need for education and training, and the exchange of views. As such, the RPI may, in certain circumstances, allow its facilities to be used if the events are non-profit oriented, and aim to develop local communities, training and research.

Facilities:

The RPI has modern facilities covering a total area of 1,500 m2, consisting of reception rooms, overnight accommodation (18 double rooms), conference hall with seating capacity for 180 persons, a round table discussion room, computer room, a library and exhibition space, and a restaurant. These facilities were renovated in 2009 to particularly high standards and specifications.

The restaurant-café of the Institute has a series of photographs of Cretan flora on display, donated by The Technical University of Crete Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna.