Call for Young Journalists to International Journalism Laboratory

Deadline: 30 September, 2022, 23:59 CET


Are you studying journalism, or are you already taking your first steps in journalism? Or maybe you are still in your final year of school, but you have a talent and want to learn how to spread the message ethically and innovatively to the world?


European Youth Press, a network of young media makers, will organise a 5-day training course for young journalists in partnership with the Lithuanian “Media4Change” organisation. The activity will be held on 12-16 October in Antalieptė, a small town in Lithuania.


During the training programme you will:

  • meet Lithuanian and foreign masters of analytical and investigative journalism, who will give you lectures on the principles and ethics of journalism, interview techniques, ways of communicating with sources, methods of investigative and analytical journalism, and creative journalistic writing.
  • learn about the laws that journalists use to obtain and verify information;
  • learn how to interpret and visualise statistics;
  • experience what a powerful weapon professional and ethical journalism can be in exposing human rights violations.


After completing the programme, you will be able to distinguish between reliable information and hoaxes and manipulation. With the help of professional journalists, you will develop a journalistic theme and write an analytical article yourself, which we will publish in the mass media of the country.


We will meet for the training course on 12-16 October, 2022, in Lithuania. And, during the programme we will share with the young journalists that demonstrated the most outstanding results and motivation, more opportunities for international training courses and travel!


The most motivated young journalists from Germany or countries where the European Youth Press has member organisations (check the MOs list on the website) are welcomed to send an application to Attach a CV and a short motivation letter in English (no more than 300 words).


If you are interested or would like to have further information on the training course, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the EYP Executive Board member Harry Tsatryan via email:


Intrigued? Not sure if you can participate?


Priority will be given to candidates fluent in English and who know one or two regional languages: Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and other local or foreign languages. Students of journalism or those already working in journalism are in the priority group of successful applicants. The training course is open to young journalists aged between 16 and 25 who:

  • Are fluent in English.
  • Know that once they are admitted to the programme, they are committed to participating in the entire duration of the programme and all project activities in Antalieptė.
  • Available to travel from their home location to Lithuania, and participate in the training course.
  • Understand that the most significant educational challenges and achievements are activities between training, either individually or as part of a team (analytical journalistic work).
  • Are ready to work hard with experts themselves.
  • Undertake the analytical journalistic work, either individually or with a selected team.


Summary of the call:

  • Dates: 12-16 October, 2022.
  • Location: Antalieptė, Lithuania.
  • Number of Participants: 30 (5 participants from each project partner)
  • Travel and accommodation costs: Organisers provide you with accommodation in shared rooms and meals. The travel expenses will be reimbursed up to 250EUR per participant.


Project Partners are:

  • Media4Change, Lithuania
  • European Youth Press, Germany
  • European Dialogue, Slovakia
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Latvian University, Latvia