Youth4Regions: programme for students and young journalists

Sector: Media
Type: Programme
Location: City of Brussels, Belgium
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: European Commission

This is an opportunity for journalism students and young journalists. You will visit Brussels to learn more about the EU policy concerning different regions, meet established journalists as well as participate in press trips to Member States.The organisators will provide the accreditation to the events and cover travel expenses.

The programme is provided by the European Commission. This is one of thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.

More about the programme

What do I get?
  • Full coverage of accommodation, food and travel expenses
  • 7-days trip to Brussels from 8 to 14 October
  • Trainings on journalism and EU regional policy
  • Mentorship from established Ukrainian journalists 
  • Networking with programme alumni
  • Visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions
  • Participation in European Commission press trips to Member States
  • Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week
  • A chance to win 2022 Megalizzi – Niedzielski prize for aspiring journalists
Can I apply?

The European Commission welcomes participants: 

  • Interested in EU regional policy
  • Aged from 18 to 30 years old
  • Who have citizenship of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova or another EU Member State 
  • Who study journalism or have up to two years of experience in the sphere 
  • Who have not participated in previous editions of the Youth4Regions programme
What do I need to apply?
  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • Short article of 2 500 – 6 250 characters, a photo or a video report of 2-3 minutes depicting a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund or Cohesion Fund. It must cover the Youth Empowerment topic. More about the projects you can choose here

More about participation requirements here.

How do I apply?

Submit an application form in English with all the necessary documents. 

If you have any additional questions, contact

Good to know
  • The organisers will select 38 winners. The results of the program will be announced on August 15, 2022.
  • Contributions are accepted in all of the 24 EU official languages. In the case of video submissions, a written summary in English is required.
  • You cannot apply if you have previously participated in the Youth4Regions programme.

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