‘Generation 1992’ invited to help build a better single market
By Sophie Petitjean | Wednesday 11 April 2012
How do young adults born with the single market, in 1992, view this European project? This is the question the European Commission raises in a creativity competition, launched on 11 April in Brussels. The initiative, organised for the 20th anniversary of the single market, aims to tap into the views, experiences, insights and expectations of this “generation 1992” on what the single market means to them. Michel Barnier, commissioner for internal market and services, commented: “In 1992, we had great hopes for the single market. […] However, 20 years on there is a feeling that progress towards a true single market has stalled. We need to relaunch the single market in order to give young adults born in 1992 renewed hope and greater opportunities. And we need this future generation to contribute to the development of our internal market policies for the next 20 years”.
The competition, which will run until 9 September 2012, is open to all young adults born between 1 January and 31 December 1992. Entrants can submit an original essay, video, photograph, cartoon or smart phone application and can choose to focus on one of four categories (education and citizenship, jobs and entrepreneurship, culture and leisure, and consumers and environment).
The best projects will be awarded prizes and be presented on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. The winners in each category will be offered four-week internships in the EU institutions or international companies. Twenty winners will also be invited to participate in Single Market Week, from 15 to 20 October 2012.
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