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About the initiative        Winners        The Jury


Decent employment, which allows people to earn a living, to  participate in society, to develop their skills and to find satisfaction is a fundamental need for everybody and for each society.

Today, jobs are changing fast, new kinds of work develop and traditional professions disappear. At the same time, globalisation, migration, new technologies and the economic crisis all affect jobs and the way we work in Europe.

The European Union provides opportunities for job creation, labour mobility and training, while setting standards for health and safety at work. However, unemployment, especially among young people, remains an enormous challenge.

How do you see jobs in today's Europe and what does Europe mean for jobs? Capture with your camera your job-reality or your job-dreams in Europe and try to win great prizes including a trip to Brussels for two and photographic equipment worth up to € 2,000.



And the winners are...


1st Prize:

Gediminas Tamulynas

29 years old, Vilnius, Lithuania

A 3-day trip for two persons to Brussels, and photographic / electronic equipment worth 2000 €.



2nd Prize:

Liene Purple

25 years old, Daugavpils, Latvia

Wins a 3-day trip for two persons to Brussels and
photographic / electronic equipment worth 1500 €.



3rd Prize:

Ismail Mejiri

19 years old, Kortrijk, Belgium

Wins a 3-day trip for two persons to Brussels and
photographic / electronic equipment worth 500 €.


Public Prize:

Alexander Goranov

26 years old, Roman, Bulgaria

Wins a 3-day trip for two persons to Brussels and
photographic / electronic equipment worth 500 €.







The jury

Elisabeth Vitouch - President

Member of the Municipal Council of Vienna, member of the Committee of the Regions

Elisabeth Vitouch was born in 1951 in Vienna (Austria). She studied romance languages and has a Ph. D. in psychology. She became a member of the Vienna City Council in 2001 as well as of the Parliament as a spokesperson for the Austrian Social Democrats (SPÖ) in the fields of Science and Culture.

Elisabeth has also had an artistic career, having studied acting and vocal training. She was an actress in several TV shows and stage plays (notably at the National Theatre of Vienna) and has composed music for children. In addition to this, she has also worked as a radio journalist and TV presenter for a national Austrian broadcaster.

She is a jury member for the selection of the European Capital of Culture since 2010.

Stéphanie Bliard

Curator at the Museum of photography of Charleroi, Belgium

Stéphanie holds a degree in art history from the ULB University of Brussels, and a Masters degree in Digital Media from London University.

After finishing her studies, she started her professional career as stagiaire- assistant for the Photography Museum in Charleroi. She has also worked for a year and a half for the "Messen De Clercq", a Brussels-based art gallery. This experience allowed her to gain experience as an art journalist and to publish various articles for international magazines such as "ArtSlant", "Nextlevel", "Eyemazing" and "ArteNews".

She also specialised in marketing and communication by holding a degree at Ichec Enterprises and is currently working as one of the curator of the Museum of Photography of Charleroi, and as the Associate Editor of "Artexpo".

Paolo Verzone

Several time awarded photo reporter at Agence VU'

Agence VU' describes Paolo Verzone as an unclassified photographer which is something he likes.

Paolo Verzone has a background in journalism a field where he continues to work. He has undertaken large scale projects that take an in-depth look into today’s world. The most remarkable includes his survey of seaside bathers along the Italian, Lithuanian, French and Finnish coasts. The project spanned many years.

His intimate and strict portraits leave room for laughter while representing characters who become a funny but not always joyful reflection of our society. This “leisure society” he frames is neither in place or voided of its own caricature.

Vincent Marcilhacy

Managing editor of the photography journal "The Eyes - Europe & Photography"

Vincent Marcilhacy joined Agence VU 'in 1996 where he held several positions before creating the Department of Special Projects. In 2008, he created co-edited the photography magazine VU MAG. In 2009, he became Director of the Galerie VU 'founded in 1997.

In 2012, Vincent Marcilhacy founded Aman Iman Publishing. Since then, He has been editor, consultant and Managing Editor of the photography journal "The Eyes Europe & Photography".




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