European Youth Media Days 2018 – European Youth Press

Deadline: 31 August  2018
Open to: journalists, aged between 18 and 30, citizens or legal residents of the EU Member States
Venue: 16 – 18 October 2018, Brussels


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 Brussels. 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. Each of the participants will be part of one of the workshops:

  • Print-infographic (journalists + graphic designers)
  • Print-photograph (journalists + photographers)
  • Photo report (photographers)
  • Radio programme (journalists)
  • Video I  (journalists + video editors)
  • Video II (journalists + video editors)
  • Multimedia (journalists + editors)
  • Social media I (journalists)
  • Social media II (journalists)

The topic How to inform young voters on European Elections will be addressed in workshops with professional journalists and experts and in two panel discussions with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of socio-political sphere in Belgium and other high-ranking guests. The European Youth Media Days will give the freedom to critically and constructively think about, debate and journalistically cover opportunities for today’s media and challenges they face, as well as the European media literacy.


  • young journalists;
  • aged between 18 and 30;
  • citizens or legal residents of the EU Member States.

The event will be held in English, so a working level of the language is required.


The European Parliament will  reimburse participants’ travel costs (specific conditions apply, more information will be given after you have been selected)  1 to 2 weeks after the event, upon submission of all necessary documents (forms for completion and instructions will be sent by the European Parliament prior to the event).

The European Parliament will also pay up to two per-diems of 180 Euros (360 Euros in total) to working journalists (who need to provide a press card, or letter of instructions from a European distributed media) to cover accommodation, meals and local transport. The lump sums will be paid at the same time as the travel reimbursement, 1 to 2 weeks after the event.

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 of travel costs.
For participants residents in Brussels no lump sums or travel costs will be paid.

How to apply?

In order to apply you need to fill in the application form. 
Highlight your relevant education (journalism, media and communication) and working experience, motivation and insert two links to media samples (of any type) by August 31, 23:59 CET.

For more information please check the official web page.