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Ahead of the European Immunisation Week from 24 to 30 April, ECL is organising a Youth Competition for Schools, as part of the EU Joint Action on Vaccinations, and under the work package being led by France.
This School Competition aims to raise awareness among school‐aged populations (3 age groups) across Europe. Schools offer unique settings to promote vaccine uptake while reaching out to parents. In addition, games provide a unique way to engage and motivate young individuals, enabling them to gain knowledge and understand the evidence. The competition encourages students to work in groups of 3 to create Public Service Announcements targeting their own age group. Shortlisted posters and videos will be disseminated during the EU Immunization Week end of April.
All posters and videos must be related to message 11 of the European Code Against Cancer related to Hepatitis B and Human papillomavirus (HPV). www.cancercode.eu. Messages should be in line with information on vaccinating against Hepatitis B and HPV as provided by WHO here and here.
Each age category will have two winning groups: one for the best poster, one for the best video. All three students in each group will win a prize. In addition, if a teacher is responsible for their entering the competition, one teacher per age group and per category will win a 200€ voucher to buy something for the classroom or to organise a class activity.
Mini Heros Category (7-10yrs) – Junior Category (11-14yrs) – Senior Category (15-18yrs)
Each student in the winning teams would be able to select one of the following prizes:
Microgrants for Projects
For the winning groups who wish to launch their campaign, microgrants will be available on application.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
All posters and entries will be placed and displayed on the Youth Competition – European Week Against Cancer Facebook page and on the ECL website
ECL is a partner in the 3-year EU Joint Action on Vaccinations launched in late 2018. Led by France, this is part of EU efforts to improve immunisation and vaccination coverage in Europe. The Joint Action aims to strengthen the European cooperation in and to develop practical tools for the use of health authorities and healthcare professionals in different countries to enhance vaccination coverage.
Find out more about the European Joint Action on Vaccination