The award ceremony was initially scheduled to take place in June; however, the competition organisers, PlasticsEurope and European Schoolnet, are currently working to integrate the ceremony into a larger event which will take place at the European Parliament in September 2007. The event will focus on three main activities:
- The kick off of a series of ten youth parliament debates across Europe whereby 150 students will discuss energy-saving issues in the presence of MEPs and Press. The debates will finish in early 2008 and a “Charter of Conduct on Energy” will be developed by the winners of the debates.
- The launch of a research study on future energy and climate challenges prepared by a renowned futurologist. The focus of this study will be energy and climate change in the next 25 years. The study will be endorsed by Friends of the Earth.
- The announcement of the continuation of the “Energy is our Future” school programme for the 2007/2008 school year.
The awards ceremony for the Energy is our Future School Competition will also be an opportunity to communicate and debate on a much broader scale about the European Union’s energy agenda and its contributions to sustainable energy solutions.
The evaluation of the entries will be done in two stages. The first stage will come up with a shortlist of the best 100 entries from the four categories, while the second stage, headed by a jury of experts, will select the winning entries according to three criteria: topic relevance, originality and visual and communicative impact.
For further questions about the project, please contact Petru Dumitru at the following email address: email@example.com
For more information about PlasticsEurope, please contact: Hanane Taidi at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org