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Youth4Regions Program for Aspiring Journalists

Youth4Regions Program for Aspiring Journalists

Country: Belgium
City: Brussels
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European Commission calls application for Youth4Regions Program for Aspiring Journalists. Youth4Regions is the European Commission program helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. This opportunity is for journalists from EU or neighboring country citizenship. Candidates must be of age 18 to 30 years and be able to demonstrate a real interest in journalism through studies and/or work experience. Applications from former participants are not accepted.


The Commission covers travel and accommodation. Most meals are also provided during the program in October. In addition to that, the participants will receive the following benefits

  • Training 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 the Member States.
  • Accommodation and travel expenses covered by the European Commission.


Aspiring Journalists must have the following qualifications to be eligible for Youth4Regions Program

  • Interest in what EU regional policy is doing in your region
  • Background in journalism (studies or up to 2 years of experience)
  • EU or neighboring country citizen aged from 18 to 30 years old
  • Availability during 11 – 16 October

These are EU candidate countries (Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey), potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo) and ENI countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia, as well as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine).


Candidates must send a short article (400-1000 words) or a short video reportage (2 – 3 minutes) depicting a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (including Interreg) or Cohesion Fund. The theme is up to you to choose.



Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline13 July,2020
Open toAspiring Journalists
OrganizerEuropean Commission



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