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Wanted: Citizen X to take on the Eurotrip Challenge

01.03.2013, 15:00 GMT


TalkToEU.ie is looking for two teams of two people to take on the Eurotrip Citizen X challenge and race across 5 EU countries over just 6 days.

With Ireland celebrating 40 years membership of the EU, as well as the European Year of Citizens 2013, TalkToEU.ie want to put the EU rights Irish people have as EU citizens to the test.


Both teams will start in the same destination, which will be a yet to be announced city in the EU, and will have to race each other to reach a final destination. The winners must cover 5 countries in just 6 days – no small feat – and, if that wasn't enough, they will also be given 5 unique and challenging tasks, designed to test EU policy around citizenship.


The two lucky winning teams will be asked to share their findings along the way online, by tweeting, facebooking and youtubing each day, talking about the places they visit, the people they meet and how they dealt with the challenges they faced.
In an added twist this year, the public will vote to decide what tasks they want the two teams to undertake.


As always, TalkToEU are looking for people who are gutsy, opinionated and social media savvy.  If you and a friend think you have what it takes to be Citizen X and take on the Eurotrip challenge, then visit Talk to EU website to find out more.


Steffen Schulz, Press Officer at the European Commission Representation said: "The aim is to unearth some interesting findings and insights on what it means to be a European citizen. We’re encouraging those interested to visit the website and to get involved. We’re looking for creative entries that stand out from the crowd”.


Eurotrip is organised as part of the "Talk to EU" public information initiative funded by the European Commission. Eurotrip Citizen X is designed to communicate to young Irish people the benefits of EU membership and EU citizenship.
The closing date for entries is March 11th at 5pm. All entrants must be over 18 and free to travel from the 7th of April to the 12th of April.

Find more information on Talk to EU website.

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