European Youth Media Days 2012

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16-18 October, 2012
European Youth Media Days selected its participants

100 lucky young journalists will report from the European Parliament in Brussels between 16 and 18 of October during this year’s edition of the European Youth Media Days. We received over 400 applications from motivated young journalists across Europe, eager to take part in the 3-days event at the European Parliament.

“Divided we stand?” This year’s topic is the euro crisis that threatens Europe and the best way to report it.The participants, by sharing information and experience, will try to get answers to the following questions: 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?

With different backgrounds and experience, aged between 18 and 30, the 100 young media makers will be dived in workshops – video, photo, radio, print or multimedia – in which they will be able to produce different media content related to the topic. They will have the opportunity to participate in political discussions and gain valuable insights into the European Parliament, while interacting with high-level European politicians and other journalists. This year, apart from the EU countries, European Youth Media Days will also have participants from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which makes it the biggest event dedicated to young journalists everorganised in Europe.

For more information please follow updates on youthpress.org and youthmediadays.eu.