20 years on: The European Single Market (in the digital era) - Take part in the competition!
To boost growth and jobs in Europe, the Digital Agenda for Europe has been identified as one of the 7 flagship projects of Europe 2020, the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade. It "will update EU Single Market rules for the digital era".
The rules of the Single Market established 20 years ago mean we can now travel across Europe without having to show our passports, work and live in another country and find the best deals when shopping online.
The Digital Agenda for Europe extends these rules to the digital world. Too many barriers still block the free flow of online services and entertainment across national borders. The aims are to boost the music download business, establish a single area for online payments, and further protect EU consumers in cyberspace.
Do you use the internet to study online? Have you enrolled on a course at a Europe-wide distance-learning institution? What does the European Single Market mean to you?
As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the European Single Market, the European Commission has launched a creativity competition for 20-year-olds entitled ‘Generation 1992’. It is aimed at tapping into the views, experiences, insights and expectations of what the single market means to young Europeans today. The competition is open to all European citizens born between 1 January and 31 December 1992. Entrants can submit an original essay, video, photograph, cartoon or smart phone application and can chose to focus on one of four categories: education and citizenship; jobs and entrepreneurship; culture and leisure and consumers and environment.
See the competition details here.