What do three politicians - Antonio Tajani, David Maria Sassoli and Silvia Costa - have in common? They are all Members of the European Parliament; in particular, Tajani and Sassoli are the two Italian Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament, and Silvia Costa is the Chair of the European Parliament Committee for Culture and Education. Moreover, they share a common past: they all used to be journalists.

What path led them from journalism to politics? What challenges, opportunities, peculiarities, problems and incompatibilities did they encounter during this transition? Is this a one-way path or it is still possible for them to reconsider their choices?

These aspects will be considered together with other issues connected with the two worlds of journalism and politics – two worlds which are so close and at the same time so far away from each other.

Organised by the European Parliament.