The European Youth Press invites applicants to become one of the 90 young journalists (86 EU + 4 non-EU), aged between 18 and 30, who will report from the European Parliament in Brussels in the framework of European Youth Media Days (EYMD) between 16 and 18 October 2017. The EYMD are open to young journalists who are citizens or legal residents of the EU Member States and neighbouring countries (as defined by the European Union.
Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will work to produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice – print, photo, radio, video (video making and TV production), multimedia (on-line tools and data journalism), and graphic design/layouting. At the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the event, all participants will have an opportunity to win the EYMD Jubilee Award in several categories (more information at the end of this call).
Topics of this year’s edition are media literacy and rise of populism. They will be addressed in workshops with professional journalists and experts and in two panel discussions with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of socio-political sphere in Belgium and other high-ranking guests. The European Youth Media Days will give the freedom to critically and constructively think about, debate and journalistically cover rise of populism and state of the art of the European media literacy. Besides this content, the EYMD jubilee celebrations will be an opportunity for reflecting on the developments in media field, based on experiences of the EYP network, especially from past editions of the EYMD, discussing the upcoming EYMD’s and challenges present in the media world.
Participants’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 1 to 2 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (forms for completion and instructions will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event). The European Parliament will also pay up to two per-diems of 360 Euros in total to working journalists (who need to provide a copy of their valid press card) or up to 180 Euros in total to journalism students or interns (who need to provide proof (e.g. in the form of 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 as the travel reimbursement, 1 to 2 weeks after the event.
The young journalists chosen to participate will have to arrange their own accommodation and travel and provide the necessary documents to the European Parliament for reimbursement.
Attention: for participants living in Brussels no lump sums or travel costs will be paid.
Costs – citizens or legal residents of the EU neighbouring countries
Participants’ travel costs (up to 250 Euros, specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Youth Press up to 1 month after submission of all necessary documents (reimbursement form will be sent by the EYP prior to the event). The European Youth Press will also reimburse accommodation, local transportation, and meals costs in amount of up to 200 Euros in total to participants of the European Youth Media Days. They need to provide originals of the corresponding documents (receipts, invoices) and EYP reimbursement form. The sum will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, up to 1 month after the event. Participants will have to arrange their own travel. European Youth Press will assist with finding the accommodation in Brussels. The participants are responsible to provide the European Youth Press with all necessary documents requested for reimbursement 1 month after the event the latest.
Application and deadline
The call is open to young journalists aged between 18 and 30 who are citizens or legal residents of an EU Member State or neighbouring country. The event will be held in English, so a working level of the language is required.
Please apply by filling in this form. Highlight your relevant education (journalism, media and communication) and working experience, motivation and insert two links to media samples (of any type) by August 20, 23:59 CET. Please don’t send us any application documents via e-mail, as we cannot take them into consideration.
If you have any questions, please send an email with the subject “EYMD 2017 questions” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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