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European Youth Media Days, 16-18 October 2012, Brussels

The economic crisis affects everyone but how do you report on it and how do you explain the European policies designed to tackle it? These are the issues that will be discussed by 111 young journalists from across the EU and the Balkans during the European Youth Media Days, hosted by the EP from 16 to 18 October.

In addition to a series of workshops, journalists also took part in discussions with MEPs. "Once a journalist, always a journalist," said Anni Podimata, EP vice-president in charge of communication, during a debate titled The future of Europe and the euro. What price democracy? "While dealing with the crisis we have to give substance to the path of democratic accountability by listening to EU citizens."

Who are the participants?

The 111 journalists are aged 18 to 30 from across the EU and the Balkans, who works as radio and TV producers, podcasters, bloggers,  or elsewhere in the media.

About the European Youth Media Days
The European Youth Media Days is the first Europe-wide forum that involves, connects, informs and encourages young media makers to be at the heart of the European integration process. The European Parliament has been hosting the event since 2007.