Services, benefits, know-how:
With advice & competent support, the European Press Federation promotes the joint interests of representatives of the press and journalists and offers its members a compact spectrum of services with many advantages. A short overview:
• Newsroom: up to date with industry news
• Download area (work assistance)
• Career qualifications
• Press conditions for members
• Considerable PDF library
• Online workshops
• Media insurance for electronics & technology
• Conference Call incl. free software
• Private pension schemes
• Internet marketing for journalists
• Coordination of offers and commissions
Why the EPF helps part-time journalists:
Semi-professional representatives of the media who only work sporadically or part-time as journalists are often excluded by many career associations. The reason: sporadic activities are often condemned as being a hobby. But the reality shows us another picture. Firstly: the vast majority of all journalists are freelance - or work part-time. Secondly: It is exactly those journalists and representatives of the media who work part-time who often deliver work of higher quality than their full-time employed colleagues.
Let us be honest
The EPF sees itself as a competent partner for people who are active as journalists & respects the fact that journalists or representatives of the media may be members in other associations. In contrast to many other associations, the European Press Federation maintains a very lean administration and dispenses with high fees or overly expensive subscription fees. Cost intensive gatherings and members´ meetings are not held by EPF as these costs would be carried by the members. When necessary, (members) meetings are held on a moderate scale. The aim of the EPF is to keep the cost/benefit at an optimum for its members. To this end, strict cost management is required. Feel free to compare the expenditure policies of the European Press Federation to those of other associations before you make your decision.
The international press card is included in the services that European Press Federadion offers. In contrast to other organisations the EPF welcomes part-time people who work as journalists with open arms. Freelance representatives of the press and journalists often feel that they are not sufficiently represented by 'established' associations.
And if the times are hard, part-time journalists are often not able to afford the high subscription fees (up to 1 percent of income). The EPF offers its considerable services for just 4 Euros per month.