On 9 October 2013, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, presented prizes to the four winners of the "Europe in my Region" photo competition, organised as part of the Open Days 2013 - 11th European Week of Regions and Cities.
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||Opening remarks by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, (in ENGLISH) saying that this is the second edition of the "Europe in my Region" photo competition; the goal is to showcase European projects implemented in European regions; 800 photos were submitted for the 2013 competition and over 20,000 votes were recorded; there are two categories of winners: one winner elected by popular vote on Facebook, and three winners selected by an independent panel of photographers and social media experts.
||Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) announcing the winner of the popular vote on Facebook: Ourania Tora from Greece; presenting her with a gift.
||Ourania Tora (in ENGLISH) saying that her photo illustrates a social structure in Greece that helps ill people in their homes.
||Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that he has just discussed the topic of health care at a meeting.
||Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) announcing the winners of the independent panel of photographers and social media experts’ vote: Joseph Galea from Malta, and Tünde Halasi and Petrók György from Hungary; presenting then with gifts.
||Tünde Halasi (in ENGLISH) saying that her photo illustrates a scene of a Hungarian tradition organised every year in her small town: the EU has built a “house of the tradition” there; tradition means community, and community is synonymous with future; the photo illustrates the intergenerational transmission of tradition.
||Joseph Galea (in ENGLISH) saying that his photo shows the restoration of ruins.
||Petrók György (in ENGLISH) saying that his photo illustrates Metro line 4 in Budapest.
||Concluding remarks by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) that some Member States are prouder than others at having received European funds and showing what they have done with them; it is important to show that we have managed to raise European funds and put them to good use; inviting everyone to look at the photos; thanking his team.
||Group photo of the 4 winners with Johannes Hahn.