The Commission launches the 5th edition of the Youth4Regions competition for journalism students and young journalists. Applications from EU Member States, neighbouring and accession countries are accepted. 33 applicants will be selected to join the Youth4Regions programme.

The winners will meet in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities to follow trainings, receive mentorship from experienced journalists and visit the EU institutions and media organisations. Selected aspiring and young journalist will also join the competition for the Megalizzi – Niedzielski prize for aspiring journalists that will be awarded on 12 October.


The application form and the conditions for participation are available on the programme’s webpage until 12 July.


#Youth4Regions  is a Commission programme that helps journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing to strengthen economic and social cohesion by reducing disparities in the level of development between regions in the EU.

The Youth4Regions programme supported nearly 100 people from across Europe since its foundation in 2017.

(For more information: Vivian Loonela – Tel.: +32 229 66712; Veronica Favalli – Tel.: +32 229 87269)