If you had the chance to speak to some of Europe’s leading politicians and experts, what would you say? How would you convince a roomful of EU and NATO decision makers? As the leading European affairs think-tank in Brussels, we can give you that audience… but first we want to hear your ‘elevator pitch’.
Be creative, be brief, be heard. Friends of Europe is launching our ’60 Seconds for a Safer World’ video competition to seek out the best new ideas in foreign relations, security and defence.
We understand that your full idea won’t fit into one minute of video, but first we want to see you boil it down to its essentials. We’re looking for innovative ideas on ways to improve global security; from tackling terrorism and nuclear proliferation, to coping with climate change and resource scarcity. Maybe you have a solution to regional issues the North Korean missile crisis, the conflicts in the Middle East, Caucasus or North Africa? Or do you want to share your ideas on how the United Nations, NATO or the European Union should deal with security on a structural level? Share it with us and have a chance to win!
Submit your entry via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #60SecsSaferWorld or send your video in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be creative and give us your best ideas!
The participants submitting the top three videos will have a chance to present their videos to leading international policymakers at the Friends of Europe Security Summit in Brussels on 28 November. One winner will be announced during the Summit, the prize being either a trip to Brussels including free accommodation for a week to follow two senior personalities from the security field at work. Or choose a cash prize for the total amount of € 1000 (one thousand euros) instead.
We were honoured to have Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General at NATO, share his idea for a safer world with us.
The competition in brief:
- The participants must be older than 18 years;
- The idea must be presented in a video format but cannot exceed 60 seconds;
- The video must be in English or have English subtitles;
- The video must be original and created for the purposes of this competition;
- The closing date for the competition is 6 November.
Please make sure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of the competition before submitting your video.