By participating in the EYMD you need to accept the following terms and conditions.
- Participants need to be between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of application in order to take part in the European Youth Media Days (EYMD). Previous project commitment or involvement in journalistic work is useful, but not an essential requirement.
- Participants are fully responsible for their actions and behaviour. House rules are on display and to be followed at all times. Participants in the EYMD are required to take part in all program elements and workshop sessions. Participants are expected to be actively involved in the event and to contribute with their own experiences.
- Participants who do not participate in the whole programme, repeatedly ignore the organisers’ instructions, disturb the event, disrespect the house rules of the European Parliament and other venues, or damage facilities, will be excluded from the event.
- The European Parliament will reimburse participants for their travels after the event, provided all required documents are handed in to a representative of the European Parliament during the event.
- Participants are responsible to book and pay for their own accommodation in Brussels.
- All participants receive a per-diem lump sum reimbursement of €90 for journalism students (total: €180) or €180 for journalists (total: €360) to cover their expenses for meals, local transportation and accommodation (see §5). The lump sum will be paid by bank transfer, after presenting the requisite supporting documents communicated by the European Parliament. Participants do not need to prove an expenditure of €180 or €360 to be reimbursed if they are travelling within Europe and from another destination than Brussels.
- If a selected participant cannot attend the EYMD, and fails to cancel participation at least 10 days before the event, they will be charged an organisational allowance of 100 Euro and can be excluded from future European Youth Press events. In case of a sudden illness, cancellation is possible at a later point, provided a medical certificate.
- The European Youth Press and the European Parliament do not cover any kind of insurance. All participants are responsible for their own medical insurance, travel insurance, cancellation insurance and insurance of their equipment.