As part of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012, the European Commission has launched the European Year (EY2012) 2012 Awards!
The aim of the awards is to celebrate organisations and individuals promoting active ageing through their activities.
The EY2012 Awards includes six categories:
Generations@school this category recognises the most creative intergenerational projects realised under the ‘generations@school project’, open from March to 30 June.
Entries must be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union through the online entry form, by the relevant deadline for each category. The work or activity submitted must have been carried out in an EU Member State, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
Written entries that exceed 3 000 words have to include a summary of no more than 500 words. Audio-visual entries longer than six minutes have to include a summary of up to 1:30 minutes. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and submitted as a link. Make sure that the content will be active until the end of 2012. Audio-visual entries must be accompanied by a short script (maximum of one page) summarising the entry.
The competition (with the exception of the ‘generations@school’ category) is open to all citizens of EU Member States until 1 September 2012.
The finalists in each category will be invited to the EY2012 Active Ageing Awards ceremony, which is planned to take place in Brussels in November.
All details are available here.