On 15 September, fresh from his State of the Union address and live on YouTube/EUTube, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took part in an hour-long interview with three young YouTubers, Laetitia Birbes (France, Le corps La Maison L’esprit), Jonas Ems (Germany, JONAS) and Lukasz Jakobiak (Poland, 20m2).
The President spoke to the three young opinion formers – all extremely active on social media – about their concerns related to the future of Europe.
Aside from their own questions, the YouTubers also asked a sample of those sent by web users on social media using the hashtag #AskJuncker.
Shining Stars of Europe is a video competition for anyone who’d like to share their ideas for the future. All you need to do is submit a short video (no more than two minutes). Winning participants will get the opportunity through travel and project grants to put their ideas in to practice, so get your thinking/director caps on! The deadline for submissions is 18 September 2016. For all the information you need to get started go to the official website. In the meantime, you can have a look at last year’s winning entries below. Good luck!