International Youth Competition: your vision, your future, your Europe

In the past four years the European Union (EU) has been rocked by a crisis that has challenged the financial, economic and political functioning of the union. The future of millions of young people across Europe has become uncertain. From the 22nd until the 25th of May 2014 the citizens of the EU will elect a new parliament. What vision of Europe do young citizens have? Where do you see the EU in the year 2030? Will it have emerged from the crisis strengthened? Will the face of Europe have changed completely? Tell us your vision of Europe 2030 and win a chance to interview Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament!

National juries will choose the two best submissions from each country.** The winners will travel to Rome*** for two days at the end of February to participate in a preparatory workshop and then interview Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, live in a broadcasted public event.

* If you are under age you need your parents‘ permission to participate.
** The juries’ decisions are final and not subject to legal appeal.
*** The cost of travel and accommodation will be paid by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

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To participate, you need to be:

  • between 16 and 23 years old*
  • a citizen of a European Union member state

Your submission can be:

  • the New Year’s Speech of the President of the European Commission in the year 2030
  • the European news on the 1st of January 2030 or
  • an image (painting, collage, etc.) of Europe in the year 2030

Regarding format it can be:

  • a text
  • a video
  • an audio clip or
  • an image

Submissions have to be

  • in English
  • in an electronic format

Submissions: by the 7th of February 2014 via e-mail to, including your full name, age and e-mail address