The 2012 edition of European Youth Media Days

The 2012 edition of European Youth Media Days organised by the European Parliament in collaboration with “European Youth Press – Network of young media makers” will take place in the European Parliament between 16-18 October, 2012.

100 young journalists aged between 18 and 30 will have the chance to report from inside the European parliament on the economic crisis that is currently threatening Europe: “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? “ These will be the topics covered by the event.

Candidates should be citizens or residents of the European Union, be motivated, proactive and should preferably have worked with people coming from different cultural backgrounds.
They should have a journalism background and good communication, team spirit and organising skills.
A good knowledge of English is necessary in order to communicate with participants coming from the 27 EU Member States.
Previous involvement in the EYMD or in other EYP project is a plus.
Team members should be available online before the event and should able to dedicate a few hours a week to EYMD.
They should arrive in Brussels on the 15th of October and leave after 19h00 on the 18th of October.

The position is voluntary. Team members’ travel costs 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 540 Euros lump sum to team members involved in the project to cover accommodation and meals in Brussels.

The lump sums will be paid at the same time with the travel reimbursement, 4 to 6 weeks after the event. Team members will have to arrange their own travel.
EYP will assist with accommodation arrangements in Brussels. Team members are responsible to provide the European Parliament with all necessary documents requested for reimbursement.

The successful team members will get a significant insight into the world of media and politics at European level.
They will also have the chance to build a European-wide network of contacts and gain project management skills. The will interact with members of the European Parliament, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange with the participants and the other members of the team.
Interested candidates should sent their CV and motivation letter to Mrs Cristina Pruna at by 15 July 2012.

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