European Youth Media Days 2012



“Divided we stand?” This year's topic is the euro crisis that threatens Europe and the best way to report it.The participants, by sharing information and experience, will try to get answers to the following questions: How to survive the crisis as an entrepreneur journalist? How to address the social effects of crisis? How to explain European policies in times of austerity? What is the impact of crisis on youth?

100 lucky young journalists were selected to report from the European Parliament in Brussels from October 16 to 18 during the 2012 edition of the European Youth Media Days. We received over 400 applications from motivated young journalists across Europe, eager to take part in the 3-days event at the European Parliament.

With different backgrounds and experience, aged between 18 and 30, the 100 young media makers were divided into different workshops - video, photo, radio, print and multimedia - in which they produced different media content related to the topic. They got the opportunity to participate in political discussions and gained valuable insights into the European Parliament, while interacting with high-level European politicians and other journalists. This year, apart from the EU countries, European Youth Media Days also had participants from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which made it the biggest event dedicated to young journalists ever organised in Europe.

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