Youth4Regions European Commission Programme

Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region.

It provides a chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country and working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week.
Furthermore, selected participants qualify for the Megalizzi-Niedzielski prize for aspiring journalists.

To apply you need to:

  • be a citizen of EU countryEU candidate countrypotential candidate country or ENI country and EFTA country.
  • be from 18 to 30 years old
  • demonstrate a real interest in journalism through studies and/or work experience or be a recent journalism graduate (up to 2 years since graduation) with with up to 2 years of journalism experience.


  • the programme takes place in Brussels, Belgium. Selected candidates should come to Brussels from 11 to 16 October.
  • trainings on journalism and EU regional policy
  • 12-15 October, working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week
  • visits of EU institutions and EU affairs media headquarters
  • unique opportunity to take part as a journalist in European Commission press trips to Member States
  • accommodation and travel expenses covered by the European Commission. Most meals are also provided during the programme in October.

How to apply:

  • fill in the online form
  • send a short article (2500 to 6250 words) or a short video reportage (2 – 3 minutes) depicting a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (including Interreg) or Cohesion Fund. The theme is up to you to choose.


Deadline to apply 13th July 2020, 17:00 CET.

Selection results will be available on 10 August.

Read more here.

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