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 weeklong 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 Canadian Association of Journalists membership or one-year 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.
Prior to the trip, winners will be invited to an awards ceremony co-hosted by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons and the CAJ in Ottawa.
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).
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
In view of the current extraordinary public health situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the application deadline for the the upcoming edition of the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship has been extended to September 30th, 2020. The study tour will take place in 2021 with dates to be announced in the future.