Strasbourg (F), 4 May 2009
The Assembly of European Regions (AER), in partnership with the radio programme “Europe and you”, will from next week broadcast a series of reports featuring AER‘s “Regional Reporters”. Ten young reporters from the European regions have already prepared short reports about themselves, their regions and Europe.
Starting Friday, 8 May, two English-language reports will be aired each week until June 2009 on local radio stations in Belgium and France, as part of the weekly “Europe and you” programme presented by Bruno Duboisdenghien and Caroline Boccart. Each report will be available for one week on the programme’s website, www.europeandyou.eu, which also includes a list of participating radio stations.
Preview of the first two reports:
– The importance for citizens of my region of being in the Schengen Area, by Giedre Navickiene (Alytus, Lithuania): New opportunities to act against terrorism, more travel opportunities, no passport control… listen to the report to find out more about the benefits of being a Schengen Member State citizen, from a specifically regional point of view.
– Thoughts about Europe, by Olov Oskarsson (Jämtland, Sweden): A report which proves that there is no need to be an experienced journalist to be an AER Regional Reporters. Following a brief overview about the region of Jämtland (famous not only because of its ski resort), Olov presents results of his questionnaire, conducted among 10 young people, all answering one question: Do you consider yourself European?
What is an AER Regional Reporter?
This is a young person, aged 18 to 30 years, active in his/her region or involved in AER youth activities such as the Youth Regional Network or Youth Team, who would like to prepare several short voice-recording reports on topics related to Europe.
How are topics chosen?
Regional Reporters can choose their own topics – here are some examples:
• What does Europe mean to you? What does Europe mean to your region?
• Does Europe change life in your family, your surroundings and your region?
• Are you involved in youth projects in your region? If so, what is your role?
Any other topic related to European issues, including your region’s place in Europe, is welcome. The recording should last not more than 3 minutes and each reporter should prepare at least one recording per month.
For more information: [email protected]