Call for participants: European Youth Media Days 2016

Deadline: 20 March 2016
Open to: young media-makers aged 16 – 30, citizens or legal residents of the EU Member States
Venue: 19 – 21 May 2016, Strasbourg, France


The EYMD is one of the biggest events in Europe dedicated to young journalists. This year it will take place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg on 19 – 21 May 2016. Participants will experience three days of media workshops, political discussions, hands-on media production and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and international media milieu. They will interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical media production. Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will work to produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice – video, photo, radio, print, multimedia or new media.

This year’s edition brings two innovations: new media workshop facilitated by journalists from German televisions and second TV workshop. The event will also provide an opportunity to experience the rich cultural diversity within the EU through the staging of various artistic performances. The EYE 2016 will include a large variety of activities connected by the motto “Together we can make a change” in a political, social and cultural sense.  Activities will focus on five main themes:

  1. War and Peace: Perspectives for a Peaceful Planet;
  2. Apathy or Participation: Agenda for a Vibrant Democracy;
  3. Exclusion or Access: Crackdown on Youth Unemployment;
  4. Stagnation or Innovation: Tomorrow’s World of Work;
  5. Collapse or Success: New Ways for a Sustainable Europe.


  • Open to young journalists;
  • Citizens or legal residents of the EU Member States;
  • 16-30 year-old;
  • Young journalists from any other countries can participate at their own costs and need to contact the organizers prior to March 15.


  • Travel costs will be reimbursed by the European Parliament 1 to 2 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents;
  • EP will also pay up to EUR 540 lump sum to working journalists (who need to provide a copy of their valid press card or a letter of instruction from their editor stating that they work as a paid journalist) or up to EUR 270 lump sum to journalism students or interns (who need to provide proof (e.g. in the form of a letter) from their university or from the organisation they are interning at) to cover accommodation, meals and local transport; will be reimbursed 1 to 2 weeks after the event;
  • For participants living in Strasbourg no lump sum or travel cost will be paid;
  • The young journalists chosen to participate will have to arrange their own accommodation and travel and provide the necessary documents to the European Parliament for reimbursement.

How to Apply?

Please apply by filling in application form HERE. Highlight your relevant education (journalism, media and communication) and working experience, motivation and insert two links to media samples (of any type) by March 20, 23:59 CET. Please don’t send any application documents via e-mail. If you have any questions, please send an email with the subject “EYMD 2016 questions” to

For more information please visit the official website.

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