Are you a group of young Europeans from Germany, France, Poland or the United Kingdom and enthusiastic about the idea of working on a European project? If so, you should participate in our competition for the “Young Europeans Award”, which is jointly organized by institutions and organizations from France, Germany and Poland. Successful applicants receive an invitation to Warsaw.
This year’s subject is what it means to you “to be or not to be a … European”. The kind of project you want to participate in is entirely up to you and we only suggest that this program is taken as an opportunity for young Europeans to carry out a project that relates to their common European identity. The task will be to convince our jury that the project does address geographical, cultural, artistic, journalistic, societal or political aspects related to the topic.
These questions can help as a guideline for finding project-ideas: What is our European identity? What can we learn from each other? What do we expect from the European community in the future?
For every competition, a fourth Non-European-Country is invited to participate in order to foster intercultural exchange. This year you can also submit projects in collaboration with your peers from the United Kingdom. Your team should include at least two participants from each country.
The winning team will spend a fascinating few days in Warsaw, Polish capital and European metropolis. The program there combines political, historical and cultural aspects. You will participate in guided language activities to improve your knowledge of the partner languages, get to know the other international participants and explore the city’s sights together. You will be accompanied by members of the panel, keen to answer all your questions relating to their work for the European community or topics such as European identity. The highlight of your trip will be the official award ceremony where you will get the chance to present your project to important decision makers from European institutions. Your trip will be documented and its highlights published on the YEA website.
This program is conceived as a group project. You can look forward to working with other European participants and experiencing an international exchange.
There are no formal restrictions about what your project should look like, and the experience you gain while working on a European project will be very useful for your future. Learn how to work independently!
An exciting trip to Warsaw is waiting for you and your teammates. Don’t miss the chance to explore the cultural and historical sights of Poland’s capital.
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The “Young Europeans Award” is granted to European projects conceived and carried out by young Europeans from Germany, France, Poland and the United Kingdom. The topic for this year’s edition is what it means to you “to be or not to be a … European”.
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization working for Franco-German cooperation, which has enabled nearly 9 million young people from France and Germany to participate in 320,000 exchange programs since 1963.