Journalist or Organizer: the European Youth Media Days in Strasbourg needs you!

Deadline: 1 March 2014
Open to: young journalists or journalism students from the EU countries
Venue: 8-11 May 2014, Strasbourg, France

Description

The European Youth Event (EYE), which will take place in Strasbourg in May, will gather around 5,000 youngsters from all over Europe. These active young people will be discussing the economic, social and political situation of the European Union through different themes: Digital Revolution and Data Protection, Youth Unemployment, Sustainable Development, Future of Europe, and Europe as a Global Player.

All of those interested in covering such topics are invited to apply to become one of the 120 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30 years that will have the chance to report from the European Parliament at the European Youth Event, which will take place from 8 to 11 May 2014, in Strasbourg, France.  The participants of the European Youth Media Days (EYMD) 2014 special edition: Voice of Youth will report from the event, preparing a special report and multimedia documentation that will later on be handed to newly elected Members of the European Parliament.

In addition, European Youth Press is also looking for 20 young motivated journalists to become part of the team that will organise the 2014 edition of the European Youth Media Days. The team members will facilitate ten media workshops and will assist participants and the European Youth Press organisational team during the event. They will also be in charge of communicating and promoting the event across Europe. As part of the organising team you will get significant insight into the world of media and politics at the European level.

Participants will experience three and a half days of media workshops, hands-on media production and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and European media. The outcome, a report and multimedia material on the EYE, will be the lasting output of the EYMD that will be given to the Members of the European Parliament as documentation of the voices of youths across Europe. Over the course of the workshop, each young journalist will work with their peers to produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice – video, photo, radio, print or multimedia.

Eligibility

The participants acting as journalists-reporters at the event should be:

  • Aged between 18 and 30;
  • Citizens/legal residents of one of the 28 EU Member States, residing within an EU Member State;
  • Working as a journalist (proved by a valid press card or, failing that, a letter of instruction from the media they work for) OR students in journalism (proved by letter from the university/school) OR doing an internship as journalist (proved by a letter from the internship coordinator).

Note that only candidates working as journalists (proved by a valid press card or, failing that, a letter of instruction from the media they work for) could apply to become team members.

The event will be held in English, therefore a working level of the language is required to make the best out of your participation

Costs

Travel costs:

Participants’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more detailed information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 3 to 6 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (instructions and forms will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event).

Accommodation, meals, local transport:

  • For the participants: there will be 540 Euros lump sum to working journalists or a 270 Euros lump sum to journalism students or interns. This lump sum covers accommodation, meals and local transport. The lump sums will be paid together with the travel reimbursement. Attention: for participants living in Strasbourg no lump sum or travel cost will be paid. The selected young journalists will have to make their own accommodation and travel arrangements and provide the necessary documents to the European Parliament for reimbursement.
  • For the team members: the European Parliament will pay a lump sum of 720 Euros to team members involved in the project to cover accommodation, local transport and meals in Strasbourg.

Application

Young journalists from any other countries can participate at their own costs and need to contact the organisers prior to 1 March. Application deadline is 1 March 2014, 23:59 CET.

  • If you apply to report from the event, please use this form to submit your application, including CV, motivation letter and the links to two media samples (of any type) in English by 1 March, 23:59 CET.
  • If you apply to be part of the organizing team, please use this form to submit your application. Highlight how you comply with the profile of an EYMD team.

If you have any questions, please send an email with the subject “EYMD 2014 questions” to [email protected]

Read more information in the call for participants.

Check the call for team-members.

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