European Youth Media Days 2015 – Media Freedom in Europe: Call for Team Members

Call for team membersMedia freedom in Europe, European Youth Media Days 2015. Innovative, interactive and inspiring to promote dialogue, exchange, learning and networking in media.

This call has been closed on 9th August 2015 at the midnight.

Media freedom is one of the cornerstones in the development of democratic societies in Europe and has become a constitutional guarantee in many European states since WWII as well as one of the fundamental rules in modern European Union. However, not all EU Member States score the best in media freedom watch and reports from ONG or human rights watchdogs, and media and journalists’ liberties are an even more delicate issue in several EU neighbouring countries.

The European Youth Press is looking for 11 young motivated journalists to become part of the team that will organise the 2015 edition of the European Youth Media Days, one of the biggest events for young media-makers in Europe. Team members will facilitate six media workshops and/or will assist participants and the organisers in external communication, guidance of participants, and logistical preparations during the three days.

European Youth Media Days 2015 (organised by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press – Network of young media makers) will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels between October 20 and 22, 2015. Up to 80 young journalists aged between 18 and 30 will have the chance to report from inside the European Parliament on current issues relating to Media Freedom in Europe and beyond.

Being part of the organising team, you will get a significant insight into the world of media and politics. You will also have the chance to build a wide network of contacts and gain project management skills. You will have the opportunity to interact with MEPs, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange with the participants and the other members of the team.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, proactive and will preferably have worked with people from different cultural backgrounds. S/he will have a journalism background and good communication, team spirit and organising skills. A very good knowledge of English is necessary in order to communicate with participants coming from the 28 EU Member States and several neighbouring countries. Previous involvement in the European Youth Media Days or in other European Youth Press projects is a plus.

Team members will have to be available online before the event and able to dedicate a few hours a week to preparations leading up to the EYMD. They are expected to arrive in Brussels on October 19 and leave after 19h00 on October 22. Team members will have to be working journalists (aged between 18 and 30) and citizens or legal residents of one of the EU Member States or neighbouring countries.[1]

 

Costs – citizens or legal residents of the EU Members States

Team members’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 1-2 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 a lump sum of up to 540 Euros in total to team members involved in the project to cover accommodation and meals in Brussels. They need to provide a copy of their valid press card or a letter of instruction from their editor stating that they work as a journalist, accompanied by a copy of their identity card or passport. The lump sums will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, 1 to 2 weeks after the event. Team members will have to arrange their own travel. European Youth Press will assist with finding the accommodation in Brussels. Team members are responsible to provide the European Parliament with all necessary documents for reimbursement.

Attention: for participants living in Brussels no lump sum or travel cost will be paid.

 

Costs – citizens or legal residents of the EU neighbouring countries [1]

Team members’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Youth Press 2 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (reimbursement form will be sent by the EYP prior to the event). The European Youth Press will also pay up to 250 Euros in total to team members involved in the project to cover accommodation and meals in Brussels. They need to provide originals of the corresponding documents (receipts, invoices) and EYP reimbursement form. The lump sums will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, 2 weeks after the event. Team members will have to arrange their own travel. European Youth Press will assist with finding the accommodation in Brussels. Team members are responsible to provide the European Youth Press with all necessary documents requested for reimbursement.

 

Application and deadline

Deadline for applications has passed on 9th August 2015 at the midnight.

 

[1] As defined by the European Union http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/index_en.htm