The ceremony took place at the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria, on 29 June 2012. The prizes were presented by Maria Gerganova. Director of the Information Centre of the EU, Elitza Zlateva from euinside and Dr. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the ACB. All winning students received a special invitation by the Ministry of Education to a 2-day visit in order to gain a first-hand impression of work in a Bulgarian national institution. The invitation was presented by Alexander Tringov, Head of Experts, Ministry of Education.
It had not been an easy decision for the jury consisting of Dr. Solomon Passy, Chairman of the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria), CEO of OMV Bulgaria Teodora Georgieva , Elitza Zlateva from euinside, an online media from Bulgaria covering the EU, and Professor Pohl as Chairman of ICCA and Founder of “My Europe”. Finally they nominated the four best articles from the writing contest in Sofia. The winner of the competition won an internship at the Info Center of the European Union. Second and shared third prize were internships at euinside, the Atlantic Club Bulgaria, and Pan Europe. All winners were invited to the “Get2Gather” in Frankfurt in November 2013.
The winners were:
- Martin Velichkov – “European Education in Decline”
- Bogomil Gospodinov – “EU’s Resource Dependency Will Result in Weakened Future Europe”
- Georgi Kirkov – “Moving Forward With Wisdom of The Past” / Kristiana Kuneva – “Quo vadis Europa?”
- Todor Todorov – “The EUture!”