The pan-European Youth Video Award was created in order to bring more youth involvement to the StepUp campaign. Young people (18-25 years old), youth organizations, (film-) schools and media departments of universities were encouraged to participate actively, with the main goal of raising awareness of violence against women and encourage survivors to seek support. Seven countries took part in the Video Awards: Austria, Estonia, Italy, Finland, Macedonia, Portugal and Serbia.
The EU-wide ceremony will be held at the EU Parliament in Brussels on February 27th, 2017, where first place winners from all participating countries will be invited to come. Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the EU Parliament, will be speaking along with members of the jury.
There is also a chance for the wide public to get involved in the competition and support their favorite video. Check out the 1st place winners from Austria, Finland, Italy, Portugal and Serbia, then share whichever one is your favorite. The video with the most collected views from January 16th to February 16th wins! Voting starts today at 12 noon (CET) for the #StepUpWAVE Youth Video Award!