European Youth Media Days, Brussels, Belgium

15-17 October 2013: European Youth Media Days, Brussels, Belgium

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 social movements, new political parties, civil society protests and the the upcoming parliamentary elections.

What is in the future of the European Union? 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?

These are topics that 120 young journalists, between 18 and 30 years old, citizens or residents in a EU member State, will work on during three days of media workshops and political discussions.

Over the course of the three-day workshop, each participant 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.

They will also interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical media production.


Participants’ travel costs will be reimbursed by the European Parliament (4 to 6 weeks after the event), upon submission of all necessary documents.

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.

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.


Interested apllicants should send their application with a CV, a motivation letter and minimum 2 media clips (of any type) by 15 August 2013, 23:59 CET to ; with “EYMD 2013” in the subject line.

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


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The European Youth Media Days will be added to the Eurodesk database.