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Applications open for 2021 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship

The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are thrilled to launch the 2021 edition of the European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. Deadline for submissions is 15 September 2021. The study tour is slated to take place in March 2022, contingent on the removal of public health protocols due to the pandemic.

The EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship aims to recognize outstanding journalistic talent among young Canadians. Since 2001, three candidates have been selected every year to participate in a week-long study tour to experience the EU institutions, the Canadian Mission to the EU, and media outlets in Brussels. Winners will also attend the daily European Commission press briefing. All expenses are paid for by the European Union Delegation to Canada. Winners will also benefit from a one-year CAJ membership or one-year CAJ membership renewal.

The EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship seeks to foster links between Europeans and Canadians and to raise awareness of the European Union among a new generation of Canadian students and journalists.

Winners are required to submit a sample of their work and to chronicle their study tour experience online or in print during the study tour or upon their return from Europe (i.e. published articles, blogging, social media platforms).

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2021

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible, participants must be:

  • Actively enrolled in a Canadian university/post-secondary institution or active in the field of journalism
  • Between the ages 18-30
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident

More information on the application requirements: Applications open for 2021 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship - European External Action Service (europa.eu)