The eighth edition of the European Media Days gathers 120 young journalists from EU member states to report on the biggest youth event on the continent taking place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France from 8 to 11 May, 2014.
The European Youth Event (EYE) tackles debates around five themes currently surrounding the European Union: Youth Unemployment, Digital Revolution, the Future of the EU, Sustainability and European Values. The reports produced by the young journalists are put together with a young, critical perspective and cover a wide range of highly relevant topics that are present in the upcoming end-May elections to the European Parliament.
During three days, the participants of the European Media Days 2014 report on the activities and discussions of the European Youth Event, produce a variety of stories for media: video, audio, written articles and multimedia are used to report on the five topics. Speakers and panellists of the European Youth Media Days include EYP board member Rebecca Bengtsson, Swedish journalist Carl Fridh Kleberg, Andrew Byrne from The Financial Times and Richard Corbett, Member of the Cabinet of the President of the European Council.
The participants come from 28 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The event is hosted by the European Parliament and organised in cooperation with the European Youth Press.
The European Youth Press (EYP) is a network of young media makers with 26 member organisations, gathering 60,000+ young journalists. EYP strives to promote the role of youth media and the freedom of press in Europe and beyond. EYP manages projects and events such as the European Youth Media Days, organises seminars and represents young journalists in Europe, publishes Orange Magazine and much more.