In early 2015, the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs launched a video competition to encourage young talent to join the construction sector. The competition aimed to have young people showcase their projects and innovative ideas on how to Build Europe.
The European Commission and a panel of specialised jury members have selected a winner and runner up, as follows:
Please note the competition is now closed and the following information is for reference only:
The construction sector offers plenty of opportunities for young people. It generates almost 10% of EU GDP and provides 20 million direct jobs. It is a key solution-provider for the societal challenges we face, such as reaching our energy and climate objectives, preparing for an ageing society and offering smart living solutions.
What can young people offer to the construction sector? Bricks made from recycled materials? Smart devices that allow you to better control energy consumption at home? A new app to calculate the environmental impact of buildings on a smartphone? On the spot innovative approaches? You name it!
What are their skills? What are their talents? We wanted you to share them with us - the sector needs young people.
Participants could submit a video alone or with friends, colleagues, classmates, etc.
The Jury evaluated the projects based on their potential to attract new talents to the sector, their innovation potential, their possibility to be put into practice and their contribution to achieving the European goals in terms of sustainable construction and/or the competitiveness of the sector.
The terms and conditions (120 kB) of the competition are available here