For the last two years, the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation has given students the opportunity to share their opinions on how we can make the EU a better place to live.

Create a team of up to 7 people with your classmates and present your idea in a short video by 7th December 2023! Ask a teacher for help, participate in the contest, and you can win a great prize! The three winning teams will travel to Brussels from 21st to 23rd March 2024.

By 20th December 2023, the videos will be posted on the contest’s site, and a public voting period will begin. Your team can organise a campaign for the contest by inviting friends, relatives, and other people to vote for your idea. The public vote will be one of the factors that the jury of experts from ECI will take into account.

The concept of the competition was inspired by the idea of the European Citizens’ Initiative, an important tool of participatory democracy in the EU. It enables citizens to participate in EU policy-making. The contest was organised by the SG Department political priorities and work programme of the Secretariat-General of the European Commission.

Find out more and apply on the website of the European Citizens’ Initiative.

Translation: Malena Petrova