Young journalist competition to focus on EU expansion
Organised jointly by the commission and the European youth press association, the award encourages young journalists to express their views on the expansion of Europe. To enter the competition , applicants are being invited to register and submit an article by 15 March.
So whether you've been writing for a school or university magazine, are just starting out on a career in journalism or have been in the business for a while now, this is an ideal opportunity to showcase your talents.
Participating countries will each select a national winner through a panel of journalists and a representative of the commission. The 35 winners will get the chance to go on a special fact-finding tour of the Balkans in June this year, the region most likely to be next up for EU membership.
As the EU continues its expansion eastwards, it is not just the landscape of Europe that is changing but the vision too. Covering and reflecting on this transformation is an important service that European journalists can provide.
Interested? Here are a few questions to whet your appetite: