The EU Neighbours South project is launching a #EU4YOUth #InTheirEyes competition and is partnering with online influencers to raise awareness of EU-led actions and initiatives and to highlight opportunities offered through EU-funded projects for young people in South Neighbourhood countries. The competition will be rolled out in 8 countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.
In each country, two digital influencers (active on either Facebook, Instagram or YouTube) will be selected and will go on to meet beneficiaries of projects funded by the European Union. It is through their original stories and/or videos that the general public will discover the real impact of the actions of the EU on the lives of young people and local communities in different areas: education, entrepreneurship, environment, arts and culture, tourism, etc.
The selected influencers will receive a three-day training course, given in Tunis by international experts specialised in audiovisual production and mobi journalism, conducted in collaboration with the Open Media Hub project. Candidates will then be asked to produce stories/videos and broadcast them online on their own social networks.
All participants in the competition will attend the award ceremony which will take place in June 2020 in Belgium. There will be a winner per country and five winners at regional level will be awarded valuable prizes in addition to the honorary title of EU Goodwill Ambassadors.