What do they offer?
- Trainings on journalism and EU regional policy
- The chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country
- Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week
- Visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions
- The unique opportunity to take part as a journalist in European Commission press trips to Member States
- Accommodation, food and travel expenses covered by the European Commission
What do they ask for?
- Interest in what EU regional policy is doing in your region
- Background in journalism (studies or up to 2 years of experience)
- EU or neighbouring country citizen aged from 18 to 30 years old
Are there any age limitations or other criteria which will determine the eligibility of candidates?
The application criteria are: EU or neighbouring country citizenship, age 18 to 30 years and to demonstrate a real interest in journalism through studies and/or work experience. Applications from former participants are not accepted.
- I am studying journalism in a communications degree. Am I eligible?
- I am working part-time for a news outlet. Am I eligible?
- I am no longer working as a journalist, but I used to study journalism 3 years ago. Am I eligible?
No. Only applicants with up to 2 years since graduation (calculated until the moment of the closing of the application period) are eligible.
- I have been working as a journalist for 3 years. Am I eligible?
No. Only journalists with up to 2 years of experience (calculated until the moment of the closing of the application period) are eligible.
- What themes should I focus on in my article and video report?
You must send a short article (2500 to 6250 characters), a photo or a short video reportage (2 – 3 minutes) depicting a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (including Interreg) or Cohesion Fund. Your work should cover the theme of the current edition of the programme - youth empowerment.
What costs associated with coming to Brussels in October will be covered by the European Commission?
The Commission covers travel, food and accommodation.
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