European Politics and Institutions

European Parliament - 'why should I care?'

The EPC is pleased to announce the winners of its competition. To have a look at the winning entries, which include videos, digital art photography, posters, comics, essays, a theatre play, a board game, and a song, please visit the competition’s platforms on Pinterest and Facebook

Heartfelt congratulations to, in no particular order:

Not only vote video by Alicia Garcia Sierra from Spain 

Take action! trailer of a theatre play by Kulturskolan Stockholm, represented by Amar Jasarevic

Video project by Team Douamico from Cyprus, represented by Spiros Kotsomanidis

Video by ‘Europe for people team’ from Cyprus, represented by Panagiotis Neofytou

Be loud be heard! video project from Slovenia, represented by Ivana Krajnc 

We are Europeans, but still not quite video by Teodora Koleva from Bulgaria

A song by Petros Tsanides from Greece

I Vote for EU a British-Lithuanian team project represented by Edgaras Mascinskas

Logo by a team from Croatia, represented by Antonija Niksic

A comics project from Greece, represented by Stergios Mamalis

Group essay by Ecole Européenne Bruxelles, represented by Selina Adedeji

Digital art photography by Helena Georgiou from Cyprus

Board game by Bruna da Costa Pedrosa from Portugal

Essay by Nadezhda Pancheva Tzocheva from Bulgaria

Advertisement flier by Marisa Tosi from Germany/Italy

Speech by Julian Kornprobst from Austria

Image-based manifesto by Marina di Fiore from Italy

Fairy tale by Georgios Ampatzidis from Greece

Essay by Esther Zitterl from Austria

Poster by Ciana Curley from Ireland

And many thanks to all the other participants for their great efforts and originality!

The successful entries will also be exhibited at a public event organised by the EPC on 10 July 2013, in Brussels, where high-level Members of the European Parliament will discuss where the EU stands one year ahead of the EP elections.

In our competition call, we had invited young citizens from all EU member states, including Croatia, to tell us in an innovative and convincing manner why the European Parliament is important to them, and why there is a need to vote in the next EP elections. Participants were encouraged to use any creative ways to present their opinions.

The winners will travel to Brussels in the second week of July to present their entries, exchange ideas with decision makers and like-minded young Europeans, and see the European Parliament at work. Highlights of their visit will be documented on the EPC’s website and the competition’s Facebook page.

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