The award ceremony of the #EUMovers social media contest took place in Brussels on 2 April. The five lucky winners were awarded travel vouchers for a trip in the EU.
To celebrate 60 years of social security coordination and 50 years of free movement in the EU, the European Commission encouraged citizens who have benefited from these rights to share their story on social media. The #EUMovers campaign ran from 22 October to 21 December 2018.
The best and most "liked" posts highlighting positive personal experiences with free movement and social media coordination across the EU were selected by a jury. The five winners each received a prize consisting of travel vouchers for a trip of their choice in the EU.
Joost Korte, Director-General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion opened the event and presented the awards to the winners.
The event also featured a panel discussion, 'How freedom of movement has shaped the EU: looking back, looking forward'.
Around 4% of the EU’s working age population lives in another EU country than that of their nationality.
Currently 17 million EU citizens of all ages live or work in another EU country, with that number increasing by a million every year.