Training Opportunity for Young Journalists

Training opportunity for journalism students and young journalists to learn about all things Cohesion Policy

Today, the European  Commission has officially launched the application period for the 8th edition of Youth4Regions, a programme targeting aspiring journalists. Applications are accepted under three categories (general journalism, photojournalism, and video journalism). The programme provides journalism students and young journalists with a week of learning in Brussels in October 2024, where successful applicants will follow training sessions, receive mentorship from more experienced journalists and work with them in the press room, and will visit the various EU institutions and media organisations.


The Commission covers travel, food and accommodation. Most meals are also provided during the programme in October.


If selected, the successful applicants must come to Brussels from 5 to 11 October.


The application form and the conditions for participation are available on the programme’s webpage. The application period remains open till 8 July 2024.


What is on offer?

  • Trainings on journalism and EU Cohesion Policy
  • The chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country
  • Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week
  • Visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions
  • The unique opportunity to take part as a journalist in European Commission press trips to Member States
  • Accommodation, food and travel expenses covered by the European Commission

What is requested?

  • Interest in what the EU and Cohesion Policy are doing in your region
  • Background in journalism (studies or up to 2 years of experience)
  • EU or neighbouring country citizen aged from 18 to 30 years old
  • Availability during 7 – 13 October 2024

Apply here