Forty young European journalists took part in the workshop â€œNew Media. all interactive all publicâ€ hosted by the European Parliament and organized with support of the European Youth Press from the 14th to 16th of October. They were given the chance to make their contribution in one of the five workshops and produce media focusing on popular topics at European level: climate change, immigration, the Lisbonâ€™s treaty, the online presence of European Institutions. During the three days of the event the participants lived the experience of working from the Press Room of the European Parliament in Brussels just like a true European press correspondent.
Jaume Duch, Director for the Media and European Parliament Spokesman, Ioannis Darmis, Head of Drafting and Dissemination Unit of the European Parliament and Carmen Paun, Secretary General of the European Youth Press welcomed the 40 young journalists and the participants of the Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists who joined the workshop participants in the first day of the event. In his opening speech, Darmis explained that, because of budgetary issue, this yearâ€™s edition of the European Youth Media Days (EYMD) couldnâ€™t take place but promised the audience to give his best in order to make the 2010 EYMD happen.
In the second day of the event the future journalists had the chance to meet the new president of the European Parliament, Professor Jerzy Buzek, who handed in the awards to the winners of the European Parliament Prize for Journalism 2009. They also discussed about the role of new media with two of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament, well-known European journalists and the representative of the board of the European Youth Press.
The last day of the event brought the member of the European Parliament, Derk Jan Eppink, in front of the new generation of journalists. Together with Mario Sgarrella, Policy Assistant for Governmental Affairs at Johnson&Johnson and Joeri Oudshoorn, the Dutch chief editor of Indigo Magazine, Eppink discussed with the young journalists about Europeâ€™s political agenda and about who really cares.
The outcomes of the workshops produced by the young journalists during the event were presented during the closing ceremony and can also be found here:
Â» DISCOVER ALL PRODUCTIONS OF WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG JOURNALISTS: "NEW MEDIA, ALL INTERACTIVE ALL PUBLIC":
Â» PHOTO: SLIDESHOW ON IMMIGRATION
Â» VIDEO: lisbon treaty - czech republic
Â» VIDEO: EUROPE & NEW MEDIA
Â» PRINT: Mindigo
Â» RADIO: LISBON IN BRUSSELS
Â» ONLINE WORKSHOP: YOUNGJOURNALISM.COM