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News 04/06/2018

#MySocialRights photo competition - Discover the winners

The three main winners of the #MySocialRights photo competition attended the European Youth Event, in Strasbourg, where they were awarded an Interrail ticket to discover Europe.

#MySocialRights photo competition - Discover the winners

The competition was launched on 13 April and a total of 210 photos were submitted. The three winning entries were announced online on 22 May. They were:

  • Chiara Vitali (21 years old), Italy, "Take care of yourself"
  • Zsófia Anna Kollár (26 years old), Hungary, "Sweet home / street home"
  • Erwin Zareie, Greece (27 years old), "No more death, it's all about happiness"

They attended the European Youth Event in Strasbourg on the 1-2 June, where they had the possibility to meet young people from all over Europe, and were awarded an Interrail ticket for two people by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, in charge of Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. 

The 15 best photos of the competition were displayed at the Commission's stand at the European Youth Event and are also published online.


The Commission launched the photo competition #MySocialRights for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 living in the EU and willing to express their view about their social rights and reflect on pressing social issues.

They were asked the question “How do you perceive your social rights in Europe?” and encouraged to answer with a photo, focusing on one of the 20 principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The competition ran from 13 April until 1 May 2018.

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