Pan – European Writing Competition: So Similar. So Different. So European

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 29 Dec 2014 until 27 Feb 2015
Time: All Day
Europe Direct Centre: Blanchardstown Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

Pan – European Writing Competition: So Similar. So Different. So European, ‘ organised by the European Commission DG Enlargement in partnership with Cafébabel.

This competition is aimed at young people aged 18-25 from the 28 EU Member States and will run until 27 February 2015 (midday CET). Participants will be invited to answer one or both of the following questions:

–         What is your experience in an enlarged European Union?
–         How can the enlarged European Union meet the challenges of the future?

There will be one winner per participating country. All national winners will be invited on a three-day study visit to Brussels. Their entries will be published on the website of the European Commission and will be offered for publication to leading media of their country.

Share your views on one or both questions in an article (max 1000 words) and win great prizes! For detailed rules and to  download the promotion kit please follow this link:

Should you have additional questions or you may encounter some difficulties while applying, please don’t hesitate to contact the  helpdesk:


Cafébabel is the first European online participatory media entirely published in 6 languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish. Its objectives are to raise awareness of and to promote cultural dialogue and respect in allowing citizens to discover their neighbours and their own country through news, habits, lifestyles, cultures and politics. By giving the voice to the European citizens, cafébabel contributes to a better understanding between the people of Europe and innovates in new forms of European journalism. To ensure high journalistic quality, a professional team of journalists in Paris edit the articles and help the young contributors all over Europe to participate, to analyse and write about current affairs.

The team at Europe Direct Blanchardstown wish all who enter the best of luck.