Daily Archives: Monday 10 September 2012

Edit the European Union’s Facebook Page!

Would you like to see this Facebook page through our eyes? Would you like to discover what it’s like to work in the European Parliament? Following plenary debates and sparking a Facebook discussion, taking a ride on the rollercoaster and experiencing the ups and downs of communicating European affairs on Facebook?

Well, step right up – admission is free!


Thanks to this unique opportunity, three of you will be invited to come to Strasbourg in October – to run our Facebook page for us!

How can I take part in the competition?

Nothing could be easier: just post why you should be selected on the wall of this event. Be creative, be funny, think out of the box… There are only two rules: do not exceed 200 characters and you need to post your motivation before noon 17 September. The Parliament’s Facebook team will then pre-select ten candidates. After that, your peers – the other fans of the European Parliament on Facebook – will vote in the last two September weeks for the ones they’d like to send to Strasbourg.

What is at stake?

The three winners will be invited for a two-day trip to Strasbourg (24-25 October). Under the Parliament’s team supervision, they will take over the managing of the Parliament Facebook page for one day (monitoring the debates, choosing the topics, writing the posts and moderating the discussion). Accommodation, travel expenses and meals will be arranged for and covered by the European Parliament!

Who can take part in the competition?

There are only three restrictions: you have to be at least 18 years old, live in a European Union country (+Croatia), and be available on 24-26 October to come to Strasbourg. The ten nominees and subsequently the three winners will be announced on the event page and contacted via Facebook mail – so please make sure to check your mail on the days in question!