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Euroscola - Video Clip Competition

Europe protecting our environment

The Topic

The European Parliament has approved plans to ban single-use plastic products from the EU market in 2021. Keeping this in mind, what else would you like the European Parliament to propose in order to tackle climate change, protect the ecosphere and safeguard our biodiversity. Do you have an innovative idea, big or small, that will bring us a step closer to reducing the global average temperature? Is there a practical or creative initiative that you feel can benefit the environment in a sustainable way? 

So if you’re a big fan of renewable energy, or you’re an environmental ninja who leaves no footprint, we would love for you to share your ideas with us in a one-minute video clip ! 

The Prize

We are awarding three educational visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg (one school from each European Constituency) for 24 students and two teachers to represent Ireland at Euroscola, a one-day youth parliament for 16-18 year olds.  Each winning school will receive a travel subsidy of approx. €300 per person which normally covers most of the travel costs.  

Getting started

We encourage teachers to act as facilitators for their students.  The main purpose of the competition is to get students thinking about Europe and the environment and what the European Parliament can do.  The project can be an individual or team effort but we can only accept one entry per school.  The clip should be maximum one minute long.  

How to submit your entry

Step 1:  Upload your video clip to YouTube  (max. 1 minute and one entry per school)

Step 2:  Send the URL of your video clip by email to: youth-epdublin@ep.europa.eu

Step 3:  Include contact details :                             

  • name and address of school
  • name and Email of teacher

Closing date: Friday, 15th November (5:00pm)

Judging

Although judges will consider production quality, it will not be a deciding factor so video clips may be made using a mobile device.  The judges’ decision will be final.  Equal marks will be awarded for:

  • creativity
  • production quality
  • clarity of ideas
  • originality                                                       

Please note

By submitting your entry you give consent to the European Parliament to use your video clip, copyright free, on its website, in its publications and on its social media platforms. The European Parliament will not share your contact details with any third party.

**** Copyright Warning ***

Please note: video clips cannot be considered if they contain music or images which might be subject to copyright!

The winners

The three winning schools (one from each European constituency) will be announced on our website www.europarl.ie/youth on Friday, 29th November 2019.  Winning schools will travel to Strasbourg in the first half of 2020. 

For further information please contact: youth-epdublin@ep.europa.eu or call  01-605 7900

We wish you all the very best of luck!

 

 

Euroscola

At Euroscola students aged 16 to 18 from across the EU become an MEP for a day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  They debate, negotiate, amend, vote and adopt resolutions on real European issues.  Twelve Irish groups take part each year by participating in competitions organised by the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland.  Competition winners (24 students and two teachers) receive a subsidy towards the cost of travelling to Strasbourg.  In order to take an active part students prepare in advance and come to Strasbourg already acquainted with the issues up for discussion.

If you wish to be notified of future competitions please send an email to youth-epdublin@ep.europa.eu

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We organise an annual competition open to all post-primary schools.  We also run competitions in conjunction with the following organisations:

European Model Council Schools Debate at Dublin Castle
Rotary Youth Leadership Development Programme
Michael Sweetman Educational Trust
Graduate.ie Students Competition
 
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Here are the winners of our 2018 competition 'My EU Election Campaign':

Dublin : Mount Sackville Secondary School, Dublin
Midlands North West : St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda, Co. Louth
South : Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare
Dublin - runner up Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin
Midlands North West - runner up St. Louis Secondary School, Dundalk, Co. Louth
South - runner up Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry

To find out more about Euroscola click on the links below:

Visit the Euroscola website
Follow Euroscola on Facebook