Students can apply to training programme today to get first-hand experience in EU journalism

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Journalism students are invited to apply here to the 2019 edition of the Youth4Regions programme.

They should send their best words or images on an EU-funded project to win a trip to Brussels and cover the 2019 European Week of Cities and Regions in October, Europe's main event on Cohesion policy, gathering many EU, national and local political figures and journalists from all over Europe.

Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said: “This is a unique opportunity for young journalists to gain experience and learn more about EU policies, especially Cohesion Policy. It is one of the most visible EU policies, implemented at the closest level to the citizens. I hope this training programme will inspire young journalists to write about EU-funded projects and how the EU is working to improve the citizens' everyday life, on the ground.” 

The winners will be able to attend training sessions with journalists, visit the EU institutions and will see their reports published on the Commission's department for Regional and urban policy (DG REGIO)'s magazine, Panorama.

The programme is opened to participants from EU Member States as well as neighboring and candidate countries. 33 young people will be selected. Applications are open until 15 July 2019.