European Youth Media Days Conference 2012, Belgium

Deadline: 1st of August, 2012
Open to: young journalists aged 18 to 30 who are citizens or legal residents of an EU country only
Venue: 16-18 October,2012, Brussels. Belgium


How to survive the crisis as an entrepreneur journalist? How to address the social effects of crisis? How to explain European policies in times of austerity? What is the impact of crisis on youth?
If these are topics that interest you then we invite you to apply to become one of the 100 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from inside the European Parliament in Brussels between 16-18 October, 2012.
The 2012 edition of European Youth Media Days organized by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press will focus on the economic crisis that is currently threatening Europe. The European Youth Media Days is the biggest event in Europe dedicated to young journalists.
Participants will experience three days of media workshops, political discussions, hands-on media production and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and European media. They will interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical media production.


The call is open to young journalists aged 18 to 30 who are citizens or legal residents of an EU country only. The event will be held in English, so a working level of the language is required to make the best out of your participation.
Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will work with his/her peers to produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice – video, photo, radio, print or multimedia. The event is open to young journalists who are citizens and legal residents of the EU member states only. Young journalists from any other countries can participate at their own costs and need to contact the organizers prior to the 1st of August.


The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium and it will be held 16-18 October, 2012.  Participants’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 4 to 6 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (that will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event). The European Parliament will also pay a 360 Euros lump sum to working journalists (who need to provide a copy of a valid press card or a letter from their editor stating that they work as a journalist) and 180 Euros lump sum to journalism students or interns (who need to provide a letter from their university or from the organisation they are interning at) to cover accommodation, meals and local transport. The lump sums will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, 4-6 weeks after the event. Attention: for participants living in Brussels no lump sum or travel cost will be paid.
The young journalists chosen to participate will have to arrange their own accommodation and travel and to provide the necessary documents to the European Parliament for reimbursement. EYP will charge a participation fee of 50 Euros for journalism students and interns and 100 Euros for working journalists prior to the event.


Please apply by uploading a CV, a motivation letter and minimum 2 media clips (of any type). Media clips that are not in English should have an English abstract.
For more information and applications, please visit

Application deadline is 1st of August 2012.

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