European Commission Youth4Regions Programme 2024 (Funded)

Europe’s Youth4Regions Programme is a Commission-led programme that connects journalism students and young journalists with the European Union’s regional activities. The programme aims to educate and inform young journalists about the EU’s initiatives and projects in their region, fostering greater understanding and awareness of the EU’s impact on their community.

European Commission Youth4Regions Programme

European Commission Youth4Regions Programme

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) aims to encourage journalism students and young journalists to gain knowledge and expertise in Regional Policy and communicate the importance of European solidarity and the concrete projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF). The specific goals of this Progranmme are:

  • To provide a framework for young journalists to specialize in EU Regional Policy and develop their skills.
  • To encourage the production of innovative and engaging journalistic content that promotes awareness of EU-funded projects (ERDF and CF).
  • To inspire creative and innovative ways of covering the European Week of Regions and Cities.
  • To strengthen the connections between European institutions and young Europeans, promoting a sense of community and shared values.


  • You’ll have the opportunity to participate in training sessions on journalism and EU Cohesion Policy.
  • You’ll receive mentorship from experienced journalists from your country, helping you develop your skills.
  • You’ll work alongside renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week, gaining valuable insights and experience.
  • You’ll get to visit the headquarters of EU affairs media outlets and EU institutions, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how they operate.
  • As a unique bonus, you’ll be able to participate as a journalist on European Commission press trips to Member States, providing you with exclusive access to stories and experiences.
  • And, to make it even easier, the European Commission will cover all accommodation, food, and travel expenses for you.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You are interested in learning about the European Union’s (EU) and Cohesion Policy’s activities in your region.
  • You have a background in journalism, either through studies or up to 2 years of work experience.
  • You are a citizen of the EU or a neighboring country, and you are between 18 and 30 years old.
  • You are available to participate from October 5th to October 11th, 2024.

How to Apply

To participate in the Programme, click on this link

For more information visit the official website of the European Commission Youth4Regions Programme.

Application Deadline

July 8, 2024.

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