"My Social City" - Award ceremony special event

"My Social City" - Award ceremony special event

Brussels
Monday 26.11.2018
European photo competition
(All day) - (All day)
European Committee of the Regions Rue Belliard 101 1040 Brussels
Social Policy

On 26 November at 17.30, a special award ceremony will conclude the PES Group European photo competition "My Social City", in order to mark the tenth anniversary of the initiative against the backdrop of the European Year for Cultural Heritage.

After a short introduction by PES Group President Catiuscia Marini and Babette Winter, President of the jury and CoR member, special guests will present the winners and their photos.

The third prize will be presented to Edina Klein by PES Group member Kata Tűttö, who comes from the same district in Budapest, Hungary, as the  winner.

Michaela Kauer, Coordinator of the Urban Partnership for Housing and Director of the Brussels Liaison Office of the City of Vienna, will present the second prize to Krzysztof Story for his photo of the block of flats.

Finally, the first prize will be presented to Stefano Scagliarini, by Patrizia Toia, Italian S&D Group Member in the European Parliament.

The event will end with closing remarks by Conny Reuter, Secretary General of SOLIDAR, the European Network of Civil Society Organisations which co-organised this year's photo competition.

The award ceremony will be followed by a cocktail reception.

17.30

Opening speech

Catiuscia Marini, President of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions, President of the Umbria Region

17.40

Introduction of the Photo Competition

Babette Winter, President of the Jury, State Secretary for Europe and Culture in the Thuringia State Chancellery

17.50

Award Ceremony

Edina Klein, from Budapest, Hungary (Third Prize)
Presented by Kata Tűttö, PES Group Member and Representative of the Local Government District 12 of Budapest

Krzysztof Story, from Wroclaw, Poland (Second Prize)
Presented by Michaela Kauer, Coordinator on the Urban Partnership for Housing and Director of the Brussels Liaison Office of the City of Vienna

Stefano Scagliarini, from Milan, Italy (First Prize)
Presented by Patrizia Toia, Member of the S&D Group in the European Parliament

18.20

Closing Remarks

Conny Reuter, Secretary General of SOLIDAR

18.30

Cocktail Reception

Award Ceremony photo gallery

European photo competition "My Social City" Award Ceremony

And the winners are...

 

We are pleased to announce the 3 photographs selected by the jury as winners of our photo competition.

The jury had a really difficult job in choosing the winners among over 900 entries. The jury members chose 3 photograhs that were telling a different story, a positive story. A story which is made by all those citizens who are engaged and care about their community.

First prize

Stefano Scagliarini, Milano, Italy

Stefano Scagliarini

Second prize

Krzysztof Story, Krakow, Poland

Third prize

Edina Klein from Budapest, Hungary

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all participants who have presented their vision of a social city.

Winners announcement

 

If you missed it here is a replay of the Facebook Live winners announcement by our Catiuscia Marini:

Prizes

 

  

Two return travel tickets to Brussels, the ca​pital of Europe

  

Two nights in a unique photography concept hotel

  

A "Brussels Card  " giving free access to 39 museums, unlimited access to public transport and more.

plus

1stprize

€ 1,500
of photographic equipment

2nd prize

€ 1,000
of photographic equipment

3st prize

€ 500
of photographic equipment

 

About the competition

Towns and cities - whether in urban or in rural areas - are being confronted more and more with acute social inequalities. To restore citizens' trust in the European project,  we need European policies that foster equality of opportunity, protect social rights, address job precariousness - not least within the context of the vertiginous rise of the platform economy - and ensure access to quality public services. 

In order to mitigate the consequences of the social challenges at hand, the EU has been investing for decades in people and their skills through its cohesion policy and in particular, the European Social Fund, as well as through key measures laid down in the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The aim of this competition is to encourage amateur and professional photographers to depict social projects and/or social relationships in their towns and cities. Access to health, education, housing or employment, working conditions or the integration of disadvantaged people into society can offer inspiration for such a photo.

The competition is organised in cooperation with SOLIDAR , the European Network of Civil Society Organisations working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide.

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