Our agency – on behalf of the European Parliament and in close cooperation with European Parliament Office in Hungary – launched a competition called Student rEPorters. The competition was open for high school students interested in media and young journalists who are also interested in the European Unions.
2015 - 2016
The applicant teams had to choose a topic related to their own or their school’s lives and which topic is discussed by the European Parliament. The teams had generate a wide range debate about their chosen topic.
More than 30 teams submitted their tender documents, and the jury chose 7 winner teams from all regions in Hungary. The winners could take part in a three-day-long media training in Budapest, where they could gain theoretical and practical knowledge about the media. Acknowledged media experts gave interactive lectures during the training; for example D. Tóth András, reporter and TV presenter at RTL Klub, Balázs Náray, reporter, editor at Kossuth Radio and journalist at Index.hu.
The competition continues in 2016: school days will be implemented in the schools of the seven winners. The team who wins the second part of the competition wins a trip to Brussels.
Our agency was responsible for the compiling and advertising of the tender as well as for organising the trainings.