Relations with media

Press trips

DG REGIO organizes often events on Regional Policy in the Member States or in Brussels. In the process of selection of media for coverage of the events, DG REGIO applies 3 guiding principles:

  • Profile of the media – we target high impact multipliers, with an interest in the subject of the event;
  • Geographic balance – we strive for even distribution among concerned regions and member states;
  • Type balance – we aim to reach a balance between media types (television, radio, print, Internet).

To find out more on how to cover DG REGIO events you may email


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

Partnerships with media

Smart Regions

Smart Regions, in collaboration with Euronews, takes a tour of Europe, visiting the cities and towns where Cohesion Policy projects are reducing regional disparities and bringing real, tangible benefits to communities across the EU.

Calls for proposals promoting Cohesion Policy

With four calls for proposals entitled “Support for information measures relating to the EU Cohesion policy” and published respectively in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, the Commission has sought several beneficiaries (including media) for the implementation of information measures promoting EU Cohesion policy. The EU reimburses up to 80% of the total costs of the actions, with grants up to EUR 300.000.

The main aim is to provide support for the production and dissemination of information and content linked to EU Cohesion policy, while respecting complete editorial independence of the actors involved.

Examples of communication actions implemented by beneficiaries in the past can be found in our interactive map