Contest - Youth4Regions Media Programme 2018, Brussels, Belgium


June 29, 2018


Event Date:

October 07, 2018 - October 11, 2018

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Journalism students invited to apply for Youth4Regions 2018 Media Programme

Applications are open for this year’s edition of the Youth4Regions Media Programme. If you are studying journalism send us your best words or images on a project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund or the Cohesion Fund. You will have the chance to join other 27 students, one from each EU Member State, in Brussels on 7 – 11 October.

What the organization offers the winners:

  • Practical work experience as a journalist covering Europe’s largest regional development event
  • Training in journalism, communication and Regional Policy
  • Mentorship from a professional journalist
  • The chance to meet other journalism students from around Europe
  • The opportunity to get published on our website and in a European-wide magazine

Apply with your original article or video report on an EU-funded project until 29 June 2018. Before applying please make sure you read the Conditions for Participation available on the same page.

The Youth4Regions Media Programme is an annual event dedicated to preparing the next generation of journalists specialized in Regional Policy. It takes place within the European Week of Regions and Cities. The Commission is covering accommodation and travelling.

- Conditions for participation -

The European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) wishes to encourage students in journalism to learn about Regional Policy and to communicate on concrete projects co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).

The specific objectives include:

 Providing the framework and conditions for future journalists to specialize in Regional Policy

 Fostering young journalistic productions to promote knowledge of EU-funded projects (ERDF and CF)

 Promoting innovative means of covering the European Week of Regions and Cities

 Enhancing the links between European institutions and young Europeans

The call for applications is open to any person that fulfils all of the following conditions:

 Is a citizen of an EU Member State

 Is between 18 and 30 years old

 Is registered as studying journalism in the European Union Only individual applications are accepted.

The applicants will be asked to prove that they fulfil the above conditions if selected to participate in the Youth4Regions Media Programme. In total 28 places are available, one for each EU Member State. In the case where not sufficient applications of good quality are received from a Member State, the European Commission reserves the right to make that position available for another country.

In order to apply, potential participants must send a short article (400-1000 words) or a short video (2 – 3 minutes) depicting a project co-financed by the ERDF and CF. **

The European Commission reserves the right to use the articles submitted in presentation materials, with the media, and to reproduce them in any form. Specific projects co-financed by the ERDF and CF can be found online on the InfoRegio website. Contributions are accepted in all of the 24 EU official languages; However, in case of video submission, a written script in English should also be provided. Please note that all communication with the Youth4Regions secretariat will be in English.

The jury will assess eligible applications on both substance and style based on the following selection criteria:

 Degree of originality (a new story or an unusual angle)

 Extent to which they are compelling (catch the interest of the reader)

 Extent to which they demonstrate a rigorous approach in terms of research and field work

 Respect for the ethical principles of journalism

The Jury will be composed of officials from the European Institutions, working in the media/journalism fields. The jury’s decision is final and without appeal. The jury reserves the right to reject any entry that does not comply with the requirements of the competition. The competition results will be announced on 13 July.

All 28 winners will benefit from the following:

 They will have their articles or videos published on the website of the European Week of Regions and Cities:

 They will be invited to Brussels attend the Youth4Regions Media Programme from 7 till 11 October 2018 during the European Week of Regions and Cities. The European Commission will cover travel, accommodation and meals. 

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