Winners of the “Vote for Europe!” Video Competition

04 July 2024 | From UNICA

Winners of the “Vote for Europe!” Video Competition

UNICA is happy to announce that Dimitrios Matrozos and Georgia Evangelou, from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, are the winners of the UNICA “Vote for Europe!” video competition! Their video, “Could Europe still captivate Zeus?“, impressed the jury with its creativity and compelling message on the unique benefits and added value provided by the EU.

According to the students, the inspiration behind the video was related to questions concerning participation. They explained, “The main issue we were concerned about was if Europe is still interesting to young people. We tried to show that not everybody is willing to participate. However, if they realize how important it is not only for their own sake, but for Europe as a whole, as an entity, they can change their opinion.” They further emphasized the significance of voting: “Voting in the elections makes it possible for us all to choose the best solutions and strengthen Europe. It gives us a voice to express our concerns and our hopes for our future.

UNICA has also distinguished other videos with the 2nd and 3rd places as well as two honorable mentions. Check the complete list of winners and head to the Youtube of UNICA to watch them all.

PlaceName of the student(s)University
1st placeDimitrios Matrozos and Georgia EvangelouNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2nd placeAhmed Glibanovic and Theresa ChappellUniversity of Luxembourg
3rd placeRobin-Cristian Bucur-Portase“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Honorable mentionInês Guerreiro and Afonso DiasUniversity of Cyprus
Honorable mentionElena OnisillouNOVA University Lisbon

About the UNICA “Vote for Europe!” competition

The video competition was an initiative organised by UNICA, with the support of the support of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and the European Students’ Union (ESU), in the context of the European Elections 2024. The main goal was to spotlight the thoughts and voices of students from our member universities leading up to the elections. A jury composed of representatives from UNICA, ESN, ESU, the European Parliament and the European Commission evaluated the videos. The prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are 600€, 400€, and 200€, respectively, while the honorable mentions are granted 100€ each.

As a network of universities, the relationship between higher education and democratic processes is at the heart of our activities. The EU elections of 2024 presented a unique opportunity for us to highlight this crucial connection and advocate for its significance.

UNICA served as an official communication partner of the European Parliament for the elections. Among our various initiatives to promote the elections, the video competition was a key action carried out by UNICA to engage and spotlight the voice of young voters. Learn more

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