Mugur Isărescu, Governor of the National Bank of Romania and “My Europe” patron in his country, announced the three winners of the Romanian “My Europe” writing contest on 28 February 2012. A jury of representatives of the National Bank, OMV Petrom, media partners Libertatea and Romania libera as well as ICCA and the Frankfurter Zukunftsrat had selected the winning articles.
As first prize an internship with Romania libera was at offer. Second and third prize were an internship at Libertatea and an eBook reader by OMV Petrom. All winners were invited to the “Get2Gather” in Frankfurt in November 2013.
The winners were:
- Bogdan-Alexandru Dimitriu – “Doubting Europe – Stoicism in face of crisis”
- Elena Draghici – “Europe: our home, our life, our hope”
- Anathea Cristea – “My Grandchild‘s Europe”
At the award ceremony, the governor underlined the importance of having visions for Europe. Also Prof. Vasile Puscas praised all students’ optimism and confidence in the future of Europe: “I personally liked very much that you have a dream. When I was the Romanian Chief Negotiator to the European Union, I also had a dream, and my dream was a European one.”