Youth4Regions – the programme for aspiring journalists

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Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region.

What do we offer?

  • Trainings on journalism and EU regional policy
  • The chance to receive mentorship from established journalists from your country
  • Working side by side with renowned journalists during the EU Regions’ Week
  • Visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions
  • The unique opportunity to take part as a journalist in European Commission press trips to Member States
  • Accommodation and travel expenses covered by the European Commission

What do we ask for?

  • Interest in what EU regional policy is doing in your region
  • Background in journalism (studies or experience)
  • EU or neighbouring country citizen aged from 18 to 30 years old
  • Availability during 6 – 11 October

The application period is open until 15 July 2019 at 17:00 (CET). Apply now!

EURegionsWeek 2019: Regions and Cities, pillars of EU's future

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The #EURegionsWeek is an annual Brussels-based four-day event during which officials from regions and cities' administrations, as well as experts and academics, can exchange good practices and know-how in the field of regional and urban development.

In 2019 the 17th European Week of Regions and Cities will take place from 7 to 10 October in Brussels and will consist of 100 working sessions, exhibitions and networking activities, expected to attract some 6 000 participants, plus speakers and journalists.

Call for application: Open Door Day 2019 at European Committee of the Regions

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On Saturday 4 May 2019, European institutions open their doors to celebrate the Europe Day.  The Open Day is a unique opportunity for you to discover how European institutions affect the everyday life of its citizens. It is a great opportunity to step inside the institutions’ buildings and take part in special activities, such as public debates and guided tours.

European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award: application now open until 27 March 2019

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The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award is an initiative of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) that identifies and rewards EU regions and cities with outstanding, future-oriented entrepreneurial policy strategy, regardless of their size, wealth or specific competences. The regions with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising vision plan are granted the label "European Entrepreneurial Region" (EER) for a specific year.


Through the County Development Agency over the past three and a half years a number of projects have been realized or initiated for which more than 7 million Euros have been provided by the EU

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