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Erasmus 25th anniversary Facebook competition, 29/02-30/04/2012

Ever been on an Erasmus exchange? Did it change your life?
Tell us about it – and you could win a tablet pc. We're looking for funny, exciting or moving stories (preferably in English), in any format, whether text, photo or video. The competition's our way of celebrating the 25th birthday of the Erasmus programme this year. The Youth on the Move team will shortlist the top 10 entries, then Facebook users will vote to choose the three prize-winners, which will also be published on the Youth on the Move website.

Deadline for posting stories is 30 April 2012 (23:59 PM – Central European Summer Time). Voting will start on 1 May and end on 8 May (23:59 PM CEST). Winners will be announced on the event page on 9 May.

What are you waiting for? Get reminiscing – about the good old Erasmus days! The contest is hosted on our Facebook page please follow the link:

Aim of the contest

Sharing personal Erasmus experiences to encourage others to enjoy the benefits of studying in another European country.


Main topic

What made Erasmus special for you?


Tell us about your Erasmus experience in one of the 27 EU countries or Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Turkey, or Switzerland. Please tell your story preferably in English.

Who can take part?

Anyone who has been abroad on an Erasmus exchange.

How do you enter?

Post your Erasmus story – as a text, photo, collage, video or a mixture of these - on the event page. The Youth on the Move team will short-list the top 10 entries and Facebook users following the page will vote to choose the top three.


  • 1st prize: tablet pc
  • 2nd prize: mp4 player
  • 3rd prize: digital camera


  • Facebook event posted on the Youth on the Move Page
  • we shortlist the top 10 entries
  • Facebook users vote for the top three on the event page

Time frame

  • start/ end of event – 29 February –30 April 2012 (23:59pm)
  • Start of poll – 1 May (24:00am) – 8 May (23.59pm)
  • Winners announced: 9 May 2012

Youth on the Move "25th Erasmus Anniversary Contest" Rules

Art. 1. The European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture, is organising the Youth on the Move "25th Erasmus Anniversary Competition", to be held between the 29 February and 30 April 2012.
Art. 2. This contest is open to Citizens or residents of one of the 27 Member States, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Turkey, or Switzerland who took part in the Erasmus programme. Staff working for the European Commission or companies and agencies that have contractual relations with the European Commission for the purpose of this contest may not enter the competition.
Art. 3. The competition consists of each participant uploading a story (in text, photo or video format) to the Youth on the Move Facebook Page in accordance with the requirements specified and attaching the relevant personal information and contact details. Contributions received after the aforementioned deadline shall not be eligible. Any text should preferably be in English.
Art. 4. Fans/friends will vote for their favourite stories from among the top 10 announced at the end of the competition. The final decision shall be irrevocable and may not be appealed.
Art. 6. The European Commission reserves the right to not grant any prizes if it considers this appropriate. The proposed prizes shall be as follows: 1st prize - tablet pc; 2nd prize- mp4 player, 3rd prize - digital camera. Winning texts, photos and videos will be part of the Youth on the Move communication campaign. The European Commission reserves the right to hand out other prizes if it deems to be appropriate.
Art. 7. By participating in this competition the participants ensure that they have the necessary rights to publish the story and images of their Erasmus experience. The European Commission cannot be held liable for any complaint that is put forward against participants of this competition for not having respected rights of other persons or institutions.
Art. 8. By participating in this competition, participants agree that the European Commission reserves the right to reproduce and use all or part of the material relating to this competition, mentioning the name of the author, without refunding the participant and without paying any fee.
In accordance with the aforementioned paragraph, by participating in this competition, participants automatically give exclusive right to the European Commission, to use the material submitted for the purposes of the competition without time or territorial restrictions.
The personal data participants provide shall be used by the European Commission, for the purposes of this competition and in order to inform participants of forthcoming Youth on the Move events. Should participants object to the storage of their data, they should inform the Commission in writing by sending an e-mail to The Commission will deletesuch data from the respective data files.
Art. 8. The simple act of participating in this competition implies acceptance of these rules.

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