We run a student journalist visitors' programme which helps cover the costs of travel and accommodation for groups of students of journalism visiting the Parliament.
If you teach future journalists about EU institutions, public administration or any other relevant topic, then we invite you to organise a trip to the European Parliament which will help your students understand the work of MEPs, and the legislative process of the European Union. It will also offer an invaluable access to MEPs and a great opportunity for your students to practise their journalisitic skills through the use of our audio-visual facilities.
The programme usually consists of meetings with MEPs, Brussels-based correspondents of leading UK media as well as a tour of the European Parliament and talks with colleagues who work for the press service at the EP. The trips typically include a two night stay in Brussels as well as a trip to the Parliamentarium or The House of European History.
Student journalists are also invited to visit the European Parliament Audiovisual studios whose services include:
- live video recording of plenary sessions (both satellite & web transmission)
- committee meetings (webstreamed live & VOD)
- broad news coverage of events available on the EbS satellite service
- audio recordings (& podcasts) of meetings/events and photo reportages.
To arrange a visit, please contact our press attacheé Olga Dziewulska at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 227 4335
See what the students say about our trips
Sunderland Student Union
Students from Sunderland were attended a briefing and debate in Brussels with European Parliament officials on the 17th of February 2015.
Here is a clip from their trip.
London College of Communications
Students from the London College of Communications visited the Parliament in March 2014.
They sent us these two pieces about their trip.