European Youth Media Days 2013 – call for participants – Extended deadline!

Please note that the deadline has been extended to August 23. When sending your application, please mention the country you are from in the subject line. We especially encourage applicants from Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia and the UK.

Social movements, new political parties and civil society protests – what is in the future of the European Union (EU)? Who is working to ensure change and sustainability of the Union? What has been the actual impact of #Occupy and other movements on the policy-makers in Europe?

If these are topics that interest you, we invite you to apply to become one of the 120 young journalists, aged between 18 and 30, reporting from the European Parliament in Brussels from October 15 to 17 2013.

The 2013 edition of European Youth Media Days, which is organised by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press, will focus on current issues of the EU and on the upcoming parliamentary elections. The European Youth Media Days is one of the biggest events in Europe dedicated to young journalists.

Participants will experience three days of media workshops, political discussions, hands-on media production and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and European media. They will interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical media production.

Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will work with peers to produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice – video, photo, radio, print or multimedia. The event is open to young journalists who are citizens or legal residents of EU member states.

Costs

Participants’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected) will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 4 to 6 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (that will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event). The European Parliament will also pay a 360 Euros lump sum to working journalists (who need to provide a copy of their valid press card or a letter from their editor stating that they work as a journalist) and a 180 Euros lump sum to journalism students or interns (who need to provide 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 with the travel reimbursement, 4-6 weeks after the event. Attention: for participants living in Brussels no lump sum or travel cost will be paid.

The young journalists chosen to participate will have to arrange their own accommodation and travel and to provide the necessary documents to the European Parliament for reimbursement.

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 only. The event will be held in English, so a working level of the language is required to make the best out of your participation. Young journalists from any other countries can participate at their own costs and need to contact the organisers prior to the August 1. Application deadline is August 23, 2013.

Please send your application with a CV, a motivation letter and minimum 2 media pieces (of any type) by August 23, 23:59 CET to our team at applications@youthpress.org. Put “EYMD 2013+Country” in the subject line. We especially encourage applicants from Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia and the UK.

Media clips that are not in English should have an English summary.

For any questions, please send an email with the subject “EYMD 2013 questions” to questions@youthmediadays.eu