Eight videos have received awards and 9 more reached the 4th and final selection round of the video contest “60 seconds of Democracy” launched by the European Endowment for Democracy (EED).
The “Grand vision” award goes to “Democracy is equality before the law” from Moldova. Ana, the author of the video plans to invest the prize money in developing social activism among children. The “Runner-up” is a Palestinian video “Democracy stems from her home”. The producers from the Palestine Centre for Peace and Democracy intend to use the prize for democracy projects for youth. Adrian’s “Song about Democracy” wins the “Audience Award”, with over 8,200 public votes. Filmed in Chisinau during the September “dignity” protests, it portrays the author singing in front of numerous symbolic locations.
Five videos have been awarded for “Special Visions”:
The contest attracted 70 videos from 16 countries, making democracy come to life through songs, theatre performances, dancing and cooking. The videos of the 17 finalists can be watched on The EED’s Youtube channel or website.
The European Endowment for Democracy assists pro-democratic civil society organisations, movements and individual activists acting in favour of a pluralistic multiparty system regardless of their size or formal status. The EED also provides assistance to young leaders, independent media and journalists, provided that all the beneficiaries adhere to core democratic values and human rights as well as subscribe to principles of non-violence.
The European Commission funds the project ‘Support to the European Endowment for Democracy’, with the aim of supporting the core functioning of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) in the European Neighbourhood as an actor to foster and encourage democratisation and deep and sustainable democracy in countries in political transition and in societies struggling for democratisation. (EU Neighbourhood Info)