In February, Cedefop launched a photo competition addressing ‘Youth in education and training’. Young people have been asked to send their pictures of how they see themselves in their school- or work-based learning environment.

In the first phase, Cedefop shortlisted the 10 best photos to be exhibited at the European Youth Event (EYE2016) in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg on 20 and 21 May.

There were two winners and eight runners-up. The winners, Vasiliki Kalopita from Greece and Antía Varela Torres from Spain, have been invited to Strasbourg.

The second phase of the #CedefopPhotoAward is now open until September 2016 for all European Union residents aged between 18 and 30.


Vasiliki Kalopita, 24, Greece – ‘How to be a good entrepreneur’

Antía Varela Torres, 18, Spain – ‘Women in education and training’


Uliana Bychkova, 24, Italy – ‘Be active youth’

Alberto Corzo Domínguez, 21, Spain – ‘Brainstorming’

Olha Lypova, 18, Poland – ‘Magic process of my work’

Madalina Mazare, 22,  Portugal – ‘Be curious!’

Maria Plesca, 24, Romania – ‘Brainstorming can be fun’

Janis Saudins, 24, Latvia – ‘Daily routine of a youth affairs specialist’

Martina Scauda, 18, Italy – ‘Discoveries’

José Antonio Somoza González, 18, Spain – ‘Practice makes perfect’