The European Parliament’s Bureau, comprising the President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors, on 5 April adopted the introduction of a new scholarship scheme and a training programme for young journalists.
The initiative will develop two different programmes:
The first programme consists of a one-year working period in EU-based media outlets. The participants, selected by journalists’ professional bodies, will work as professional journalists in a newsroom, strengthening their knowledge of EU affairs and gaining relevant professional experience. The Bureau agreed to name this programme after late President David Sassoli, who worked as a journalist for almost 30 years.
The second programme consists of new training sessions for young journalists, organised in two modules: one at national level focusing on EU knowledge and media work and a second module in Brussels or Strasbourg to familiarise them with the nature of the Institution.