The Ministry of National Education (MEN) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), through the minister delegate for European Affairs, have signed a collaboration protocol for organizing “Romania’s EU Council Presidency Logo Competition” for deciding the official logo of the presidency of the European Union’s Council.
According to a MAE press release on Thursday, the contest is being held September 27 throughout November 1, being exclusively dedicated to Romanian high school pupils and students in the higher education system.
At the same time, the logo will have to reflect the history, culture, traditions, creativity, uniqueness and Romania’s sharing the European values.
The logo proposal will be evaluated by a specialized jury based on a number of criteria: relevance to the competition theme, attractiveness, originality, visibility, adaptability (for different environments and different products). The competition will have two selection stages, each with a 50 per cent share, in line with the rules of the competition that can be accessed on ro2019.edu.ro.
In the first stage, 19 papers will be selected, which will be classified according to the score given by the jury. In the second phase, the 19 papers will be posted on a Facebook special page created by the MEN, where these will receive votes from the public.
“We count on the ambition, the abilities and the enthusiasm of the young generation. The protocol signed with the Ministry of National Education has allowed us to set the framework for giving pupils and students the opportunity to symbolically convey their hopes for Romania’s European destiny. A creative, legible and relevant logo made by well-trained young people will be a force vector of the campaign to promote Romania’s the Presidency of the European Union’s Council, a mandate that is a project of major importance for the entire Romanian society,” said Minister Delegate for European Affairs, Victor Negrescu.
In his turn, Minister of National Education Liviu Pop, said that the MEN is aware of the importance of the Presidency of the EU Council, which Romania will assume for six months starting January 1, 2019.