October 13, 2008

NEWS / EVENTS: Creators of youth media to share their vision of Europe

Creators of youth media to share their vision of Europe

From Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 October 2008, 200 young journalists from all of the 27 Member States of the European Union will attend a seminar organised by the European Parliament in Brussels. The second annual edition of the European Youth Media Days will provide high-level debates and hands-on media production in numerous working groups and discussion panels. The President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering will award the EP Prize for Journalism on Friday.

On Wednesday evening, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Harald Rømer, Secretary-General of the European Parliament will open the event. Chairpersons of Parliament's different political groups will critically debate their visions of the EU’s future, Union's role in the world and its economical and social policies. Afterwards, young journalists gather with parliamentarians and Brussels based correspondents. Creators of youth media from across the continent will share their ideas and approaches in another evening panel.

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