The EU launches a contest for young Europeans to come to Oslo to attend the official Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony


| Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

he European Union has launched a drawing and writing contest for 8-24 years olds, with the four winners being invited to the 2012 Nobel Peace prize ceremony in Oslo. This contest is organized in partnership with the European Youth Forum.


 

The four winners will be invited by the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament, to be part of the official delegation of the European Union that will travel to Oslo to receive this year's Peace Prize.

Launching today's contest, President Van Rompuy, President Barroso and President Schulz said: “The 2012 Nobel Peace prize is not only a recognition of the European Union's past achievements: it also looks to the future. Our task is always to inspire the next generation of Europeans. That is why we want Europe's youth, who are inheriting a continent of peace and who will be responsible for Europe’s future, with us in Oslo”.

The contest will be open until 25 November.

The names of the winners will be announced during the week of the 3rd of December. Winners will attend the official ceremony on 10 December as well as the Nobel Peace Prize concert on 11 December.

Participants can take part in the contest and propose entries on: www.peaceuropefuture.eu

Background

On 12 October 2012 the Nobel Prize Committee decided to award the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.The European Commission has already indicated that it intends to allocate the Nobel Peace prize money worth approximately EUR 930,000 to children affected by war and conflicts across the world.