20-year-olds to voice views on EU in creativity competition
The European Commission is inviting all 20-year-old Europeans to get creative and voice their views on the single market by launching a creativity competition. The launch of the Generation 1992 creative competition marks 20 years since the creation of the single market, enabling freedom for the movement of goods, capital, people and services in 27 EU countries. But how do those born alongside the single market feel about it? To what extent are they aware of the freedoms offered by the single market, and how would they like to see it develop?
20-year-olds are invited to share their views, experiences, insights and expectations of the single market by picking up a pen, paintbrush, camera, computer, tablet or mobile phone and letting their creativity flow! Submissions may be from individuals or groups, and should fall into one of the following categories: education and citizenship; jobs and entrepreneurship; culture and leisure; and consumers and environment.
The competition kicks off on 11 April 2012. Its progress can be followed through the social media and the generation1992 website. 20 finalists will be invited to participate in the European Single Market Week in Brussels from October 15th to 19th 2012, where their winning entries will feature at the award ceremony on 15 October. Winners for each category will be offered 4-week internships in the European Institutions as well as in international companies. In addition, prizes including tablets, smartphones, cameras, MP3 players, vouchers and travel passes will be awarded on an on-going basis from April to September.
For more information on the Generation 1992 Creative Competition, please visit www.generation1992.eu.