The European Youth Media Days take up current European topics in the field of foreign and security, social and demographic, economical, environmental, youth and educational policies. While there are many challenges that the European Union is facing today, transversal policies and coherent strategies are missing. In the very centre of European politics, participants have the possibility to critically debate these issues.
European Youth Media Days 2013: National problems, European solutions. Is the EU grass still greener?
Social movements, new political parties and civil society protests - what is in the future of the European Union (EU)? Who is working to ensure change and sustainability of the Union? What has been the actual impact of #Occupy and other movements on the policy-makers in Europe?
The 2013 edition of European Youth Media Days, which is organised by the European Parliament in collaboration with the European Youth Press, will focus on current issues of the EU and on the upcoming parliamentary elections. The European Youth Media Days is one of the biggest events in Europe dedicated to young journalists.
Participants will experience three days of media workshops, political discussions, hands-on media production and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and European media. They will interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical media production.
Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will work with peers to produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice - video, photo, radio, print or multimedia. The event is open to young journalists who are citizens or legal residents of EU member states.