Are you studying journalism or are you a young journalist?
Are you between 18-30 and a citizen of an EU Member State or an EU neighbouring country?
Would you like to gain first hand work experience as a journalist in the capital of Europe?

Then this programme is for you!

If you are interested in our fully funded EU training programme, we encourage you to apply by sending us:

  • short original article (400-1000 words), or

  • short video (2 – 3 minutes)

Required conditions to apply:

Short article/video
  • in one of the 24 EU langages
  • original and not published before
  • on a project that has been co-financed by the EU (through the European Regional Development Fund or Cohesion Fund).
    • Please see project examples here.
  • is between 18 and 30 years old
  • demonstrates a real interest in journalism through studies and/or work experience
  • has not participated in previous editions of the Youth4Regions Programme
  • is a citizen of an EU Member State or an EU neighbouring country
    • EU Member State: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • ENP countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Syria and Tunisia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
    • EU candidate countries: Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey
    • And potential candidates: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*


The winners will be invited to come to Brussels between 6 - 11 October 2019 for a full week of;

  • training on journalism and EU affairs,

  • working together with established journalists,

  • networking with the EU institutions, European media and fellow peers, and more.

The European Commission will cover travel and accommodation!

Upon completion of the programme participants will become part of the Youth4Regions Alumni, a pan-European network of future journalists interested in EU affairs.

Please click here to access the terms and conditions. If you have any question, please contact the competition secretariat at


Deadline for submitting applications: 15 July 2019 at 17:00 (CET)

Application form

the following file format are allowed doc, docx, pdf, txt
Upload requirements
In case your video is on YouTube or Vimeo use the Video URL field “Video URL” to provide the link to the video.
In either case you must provide a script of the video in the “Please upload the written script in English*”
Upload requirements
the following file format are allowed doc, docx, pdf, txt
Upload requirements