Youth4Regions – Programme for Aspiring Journalists

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Are you a journalism student or young journalist? Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region.

There’s still time to apply for the European Commission’s Youth4Regions programme.

Youth4Regions offers

  • Trainings on journalism and EU regional policy
  • The chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country
  • Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week
  • Visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions
  • The unique opportunity to take part as a journalist in European Commission press trips to Member States
  • Accommodation and travel expenses covered by the European Commission

What do you need for Youth4Regions ?

  • Interest in what EU regional policy is doing in your region
  • Background in journalism (studies or up to 2 years of experience)
  • EU or neighbouring country citizen aged from 18 to 30 years old
  • Availability during 10 – 15 October 2021

Youth4Regions Application form

Submit your application. You may apply until 12 July 2021, 17:00 CET (Brussels time).


Take a look at journalism courses around the country here and here.


Until when can I apply?

The application period runs from 5 April until 12 July, 17:00 CET.

Are there any age limitations or other criteria which will determine the eligibility of candidates?

The application criteria are: EU or neighbouring country citizenship, age 18 to 30 years and to demonstrate a real interest in journalism through studies and/or work experience. Applications from former participants are not accepted.

Besides EU Member States and the United Kingdom, which other countries are accepted in the programme?

These are EU candidate countries (Albania, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey), potential candidates (Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo), ENI countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Syria and Tunisia, as well as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland).

I am studying journalism in a communications degree. Am I eligible?


I am working part-time for a news outlet. Am I eligible?


I am no longer working as a journalist, but I used to study journalism 3 years ago. Am I eligible?

No. Only applicants with up to 2 years since graduation (calculated until the moment of the closing of the application period) are eligible.

I have been working as a journalist for 3 years. Am I eligible?

No. Only journalists with up to 2 years of experience (calculated until the moment of the closing of the application period) are eligible.

What themes should I focus on in my article and video report?

You must send a short article (2500 to 6250 characters) or a short video reportage (2 – 3 minutes) depicting a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (including Interreg) or Cohesion Fund. Your work should cover the theme of the current edition of the programme.

What costs associated with coming to Brussels in October will be covered by the European Commission?

The Commission covers travel and accommodation. Most meals are also provided during the programme in October.

If selected, how long will I be in Brussels for?

You should come to Brussels from 10 to 15 October.

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