RDE Next Generation

The RDE Next Gen Project, encouraging the next generation of radio super stars!

Information for organisations looking to sponsor a NextGener

About NextGen:

NextGen aims to support new talent working in the broadcast sector across Europe. We partner with broadcasters and broadcast groups to sponsor young broadcast professionals to come to Radiodays Europe to share ideas, network and develop their future careers in radio. The first NextGen took place in 2016 at the Paris conference, where we had six NextGeners, sponsored by ReelWorld Europe, Swedish Radio and Radiodays Europe.

Benefits of NextGen for young people:

NextGen offers candidates an opportunity to broaden their experience, spark fresh ideas and innovative practices, and network with other media professionals.

Benefits of sponsoring a NextGener:

  • Promote yourself as a NextGen partner
  • Judge the NextGen applicants
  • Meet talented young people excited to work in the radio industry
  • Be part of a workshop run specifically for the NextGeners
  • Speak during the NextGen session at Radiodays Europe

Three ways organisations can get involved: 

  1. Sponsor NextGener to come to Radiodays Europe
  2. Suggest individuals to apply for NextGen
  3. Be part of the judging panel for NextGen applications

Radiodays Europe is also committed to promoting this scheme through our digital and social channels.

If you would like to sponsor a NextGener please contact sam@radiodayseurope.com

Activities at Radiodays Europe:

When Next Geners attend the Radiodays Europe conference they will be engaged in a series of workshops, networking events, social media activities and evening events, as well as the main Radiodays Europe event. If you are applying to be a 'Next Gener' please read the 'Rules & Regulations' about joining this initiative.

Travel, entry and exposure:

RDE Next Gen is open to all young people who currently work in radio. The project will cover the cost of travel, accommodation and entry into RDE for the Next Gener. Sponsorship: € 1'500.00 (each company may sponsor a maximum of two Next Geners). This is a not-for-profit project being run by Radiodays Europe which will carry an administration fee for the organisation. 

How do I apply to become a NextGener:

Here's how to apply for Next Gen

NextGen testimonials:

“I learnt so much and was very motivated after the trip. I met some great people and made some new contacts.” Pete Maguire, Ireland (RTE)

“My favourite things about NextGen were meeting and networking with new people, learning more from professional radio-people and getting inspired!” Lovisa Ohlson, Sweden (Sveriges Radio)

 “It was an incredible experience and I am still buzzing from all the people I met and everything I learnt. It’s fantastic to get more young people, particularly young women, involved in Radiodays Europe and to push the industry forward.” Juliette Nicholls, UK (Global Radio)

“I personally really enjoyed the session we ran ourselves at the conference. It was brilliant to have a platform for everyone to find out why we were there and our thoughts (and what a turn out)!” Laura Gallop, UK (Fresh Air Production)

“I enjoyed meeting other journalists and getting inspired” Caroline Lagergren, Sweden (Sveriges Radio)