"The Youth Democracy Award is awarded for the third time. By awarding a project, that advocates Democracy or Democratizing in Europe in an outstanding way, it aims to appreciate and acknowledge the commitment of/to young people. End of February, the Jury consisting of young people, is going to choose the winner. The awards assembly is going to take place in Mai in Bonn, in cooperation with the International Democracy Award, Bonn. The Jury consists of young people at the age between 16 and 26 years, who are politically active and engaged in different branches."
This is an excerpt from the official announcement of the Youth Democracy Award. Remember back to October/November 2010 when we gathered all back here in the Europe House for our international Web 2.0 seminar connecting Social Media and democratic participation. Our event fits pretty well the requirements the Award is looking for. Thus we handed in our project and now we're taking part in this competiton. Of course we are follwing the Olympic creed
"The most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight;the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well."
So, push your thumps. We did work alreday very hard and it was a fantastic project...maybe we can win even more ;-)
If you are interested you can find more information here:
Youth Democracy Award - Federal Agency for Civic Education