Among the participants of course were many journalists, covering various different issues. Together with the usual Brussels media pack, 33 young journalists from all over Europe were also determined to make the most of the occasion. Picked as the winners of the inaugural Young Reporters Against Poverty (YRAP) competition, they won the opportunity to participate after submitting exceptional articles dealing with development and poverty issues as part of the Europe-wide student programme.
During the course of the Development Days, the young reporters were charged with reporting live as the event unfolded. They did so through articles, comments, observations, notes and made films, photos and tweets, all submitted to the unique YRAP online platform.