What does nature mean to you? To highlight the important role nature plays in all our lives The European Environment Agency (EEA) is organising a photography competition ‘NATURE@work’, which invites you to capture how nature benefits you.
The competition is open to all European citizens over the age of 18 and invites them to submit photographs that illustrate any of the following three themes:
- NATURE provides:
- NATURE protects:
- NATURE inspires:
The winners in each category above will be awarded a cash prize. The closing date is 15th August 2017. Find out more here.
The Charlemagne Youth Prize is an annual competition organised by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. It is an opportunity for people aged 16-30 across Europe to develop projects with the aim of encouraging understanding between people from different European countries.
Former winning projects include:
1 InteGREAT (Italy)
Project created by AIESEC that aims to encourage young people from all over Europe to help integrate refugees. The project organises workshops, leisure activities, seminars and others events and involves international volunteers, local non-governmental organisations and local communities.
2 Searching for a Charlemagne (Greece)
Project by students from a lyceum in Pyrgetos, Greece, who came up with a tablet game about Carolus Magnus (742-814 AD), Better known as Charlemagne, the creator of Frankish Empire was called the Father of Europe at the time for his attempts to create a union.
3 Young European Council (UK)
The Young European Council is an international annual conference which brings together young people passionate about the future of the European Union. The aim is to provide input to European policy making. Last year’s conference took place on 15-19 November in Brussels and included three panels dedicated to the topics migration and home affairs, energy union and climate action: and education to employment.
(Information on winning entries taken from here)
There are cash prizes as well as the opportunity for winning project representatives to visit the European parliament in Brussels or Strasbourg.
All the information you need to apply can be found here.
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!