September 9, 2008

EVENTS: European Youth Media Days 2008

European Youth Media Days 2008

(BRUSSELS, 08/09/2009) -- From 15 to 17 October 2008, 200 young journalists from across the European Union will gather at the European Youth Media Days for seventy-two hours of high-ranking debates and hands-on media production. Application until 24 September 2008.

New media. Open minds. Challenging ideas. From 15 to 17 October 2008, the next generation of European journalists will meet at the European Parliament in Brussels for the second edition of the European Youth Media Days. Hosted by the European Parliament and organised with the support of the European Youth Press, the gathering of 200 emerging journalists will promote discussion on a variety of European issues. Participants will confront, provoke, and interact with other perspectives and realities, while networking with their peers.

Core elements of the three-days-programme: the creation of new European media formats, on air, online, and printed through hands-on media workshops. High-ranking debates with the President of the European Parliament, Group Chairmen, correspondents, and media professionals from across the continent. An exciting cultural programme. Insights into the Brussels sphere of media, culture, and politics. The EYMD offers the chance to share knowledge, improve media skills and gain a unique international experience at the centre of European political life.

Young people interested in European media and politics, journalism students, or young professionals living in one of the 27 EU countries (or being an EU national abroad) can apply until 24 September 2008 on


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