Skip to content

Welcome to the ISMJ – International School of Multimedia Journalism

The ISMJ – International School of Multimedia Journalism has been in existence since 2015 and offers the participating journalism students a unique opportunity to deal with current issues in an intercultural setting and to expand and deepen their own knowledge of multimedia journalism.

It is a joint program that networks Austrian and Ukrainian journalism students and promotes an understanding of international media systems and the media landscape in both countries. It was established after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in 2014. The program aims to foster international cooperation and mutual understanding by training young journalists in multimedia journalism while dealing with various current topics.

The International School of Multimedia Journalism is run by the Journalism & Media Management study programs at FHWien der WKW, the Ukrainian Catholic University Lviv and the OeAD Cooperation Office in Lviv. In the second year of its existence, two further project partners joined the ISMJ: the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).

View more


ISMJ 2024 – This is (also) Europe!

Echoes of Europe: Stories from the Georgian and Ukrainian Diaspora in Vienna

In the context of Georgia and Ukraine receiving candidate status for EU membership, we take a look at Europe through the eyes of the Georgian and Ukrainian diaspora in Vienna. What can their stories and perspectives tell us about the nature of Europe?

Read More
Homeless in Europe

In the EU homelessness has more than doubled within the past 15 years. At the moment, there are almost 895,000 people who are homeless. Therefore, the EU has set a 2030 deadline to eradicate homelessness, mostly through housing-led initiatives. As of right now, the only EU nations that have made an…

Read More
Looking for a safe place – How refugees live after arriving in the European Union

Almost two years ago, on February 24, 2022, the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops began. Many people were forced to leave the country or move to the west immediately. According to the UNHCR, 13.7 million Ukrainians have left their country since that February, 6.4 have since returned to Ukraine. …

Read More
Operation Identity – Exploring Ukrainian Refugee’s Connection to their Homeland

This is the story of three Ukrainian refugees who are forced to grapple with the importance of their national identity because of relocation. Anastasiia, a young artist, is choosing to let go of her roots to try and numb the pain of war. Meanwhile, Lisa and Alla, two workers at a refugee centre, hav…

Read More
Shaping Europe of Tomorrow – Young Voices from Georgia to Denmark

Recent research highlights a hesitancy among EU citizens towards expanding borders, with ten nations awaiting a decision. In this process, the younger generation is actively influencing the future course of the European Union and have the ability to match choices to the ideals and goals of the diver…

Read More