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15. April 2019.

On Monday, the European Commission launched a training program for young journalists who report on regional cooperation within the Youth4Regions program (( ). Young people, aged from 18 to 30, with up to two years of working experience in the media, and journalism students from all EU Member States and neighboring countries, including Serbia, are eligible to apply for the program.

„This is a unique opportunity for young journalists to gain experience and learn more about EU policies, especially the Cohesion Policy. It is one of the most visible EU policies, implemented at the closest level to the citizens. I hope this training program 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,“ said Corina Kretu, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

The application period runs until July 15 via an online application form (( ). Applicants are asked to send a short original article (from 400 to 1,000 words) or make a short video (from 2 to 3 minutes long) about the impact of a project implemented either under the European Development Fund  (  ) (including interregional and cross-border projects) ((   or the Cohesion Fund (( ).


The Commission will select 33 best applicants (one from each of the EU Member States and five  from the neighboring countries), who will take part in the activities within the European Week of Regions and Cities  ( ) , which takes place from October 6 to 10, and will undergo training in reporting on the topics of regional importance, visit the European institutions and report from side events. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the European Commission.

Source:  and Coordination Body