To help Europe’s youth seize the best job opportunities generated through digital technology, the European Commission will deliver an awareness raising campaign from 26-30 March 2012. The European e-Skills Week seeks to address how we can reduce youth unemployment – which has peaked at over 40% in some member states and is generally at around 22% across the EU – through obtaining the right types of e-Skills for the digital economy.

Communications, journalism and audio visual students or recent graduates from universities across the EU are invited to participate in the European e-Skills Week Project Passion Competition. Project Passion is a fun and potentially career launching initiative designed to inspire young people to create exciting communications on a theme that is top of mind amongst all young graduates in Europe – how to win a job.

We are inviting leading schools in the communications and audio visual domains to send entries which will be judged by a panel of experts from INSEAD, London School of Economics and the Sorbonne and a panel of industry leaders including the Chairmain of TBWA Worldwide, EuroNews, Cisco, Nokia, Google and Microsoft. Prizes include cash for the winner and runners up in each category, and the opportunity to win internships in leading global companies.

All you need to enter Project Passion is excellent content in one of three categoriees outlined below. You need to show in a creative, innovative, quirky or humourous way how young people can find jobs through selecting technology oriented careers.

The e-Skills Week Project Passion Competition is open to all final year students and recent graduates from across Europe who have studied communication, media, design, journalism or digital technology. We are seeking creative novel and cool communications campaigns based on the theme of the European e-Skills 2012 campaign – e-Skills: there is a job waiting for you.

The e-skills Week Project Passion Competition presents an extraordinary opportunity for students to demonstrate their skill in the creation of cutting edge messages that build the profile and visibility of the European e-Skills Week campaign. It also offers students the opportunity to build their own professional visibility with the biggest and best companies in the world.

To know more about how to enter or to share this information with your network check out our website where you can download the competition information and pass on the news !

Wishing you all a very merry holiday season from DIGITALEUROPE and the #eskills2012 campaign organisers

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