Was I immediately overwhelmed with nerves when I heard that I had been selected as one of the winners of the Youth4Regions programme? You bet I did! I wasn’t nervous because I was going to meet other aspiring journalists. Nor because there was a trip from Amsterdam all the way to the Heart of Europe ahead of me. Not even because there was a slight chance that I would run into Chancellor Angela Merkel. No, no nerves for that. I was nervous because I would have to network. I repeat: to network.
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I’ve been selected as one of the winners by the European Commission to take part in the Youth4Regions programme for aspiring journalists 2020. This testimonial about my experience at Youth4Regions was published at ec.europa.eu on March 22, 2021.