Relations with media

Additional tools


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 three calls for proposals published respectively in 2017, 2018 and 2019, 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 varying from EUR 70.000 to EUR 300.000.