14th Edition of ‘A Sea of Words’ Contest

14 May 2021 - 25 June 2021 | Cultural activity | IEMed
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A Sea of Words contest was launched in 2008 by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation. This initiative gathers the voices of young people, essential agents of change, about social, cultural, economic or political dialgoue topics that prompts the 1995 Barcelona Declaration.

The call for stories for this years contest, the 14th edition, deals with the topic “youth and mobility: towards a euro-Mediterranean citizenship” and lasts until June 25th . The contest allows to young people from the 43 euro -Mediterranean countries to express their views, opinion, and feelings regarding the topic of each year’s edition. Each edition focuses on different current topics for young people from all over the Mediterranean basin to write about, making their realities and conceptions known through the creative tool: writing. Through the narration of life or fictitious experiences, young people contribute with a personal, historical or anthropological vision of issues and realities that, despite geographical or cultural distances, are common to the EuroMediterranean region.

Finally, the authors of the 10 best stories meet in Barcelona for the awards ceremony, creative workshop and a cultural visit. A novelty for this edition is the fact that the 10 winners from the 13the edtion are equally invited to Barcelona, as they could not come last year due to the pandemic.