Jakarta, 5 September 2018
"EUforia" Competition winners announced
Young writers increase EU content on Wikipedia Indonesia
Most people today turn to the internet for general information and Wikipedia is one of the primary sources. The Delegation of the European Union (EU) and Wikimedia Indonesia are pleased to announce today (5/9) the three winners of the "EUforia Uni Eropa", a Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia Writing Competition.
The competition, launched in May as part of activities to celebrate Europe Day, was organised to increase the amount of EU content available in Bahasa Indonesia, with the aim of helping Indonesians to better understand the EU.
The three winners of the EUforia competition, each of whom made remarkable contributions to increasing EU-related content, are:
On the occasion, the EU Ambassador to Indonesia Vincent Guérend, said: "Our partnership with Wikimedia will allow us to reach out to more Indonesians and enable them to understand the EU better. I congratulate the winners for taking up the challenge of making the EU better understood."
The winners were chosen by a panel of jury comprising the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Open University Dr Daryono, a senior Wikipedia editor Mr Ignatius Yordan and the EU Delegation's Head of Political, Press and Information Mr Rafael De Bustamante Tello.
Muhammad Nasri, who lives in Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan) wrote about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the set of laws to provide a common, unified policy on agriculture in the EU. A second article written by Nasri was about Data Protection Regulation – EU's new, overarching privacy law which aims at giving EU citizens more control over their personal data. Nasri also wrote about Operation Sophia, the EU's naval mission in the Mediterranean to disrupt human trafficking networks and assist its victims.
Ade Nina Siti N. is from Majalengka (West Java). Ade wrote about EU Law, the system of laws shared by the EU Member States. Another article written by Ade was about the EU Emissions Trading System – the EU system to reduce greenhouse gases by charging for carbon dioxide release. Ade wrote a third article about Schengen Area Visa Policy, the visa system that allows third country citizens to have a single visa to visit 26 European States.
Sandy Apriliansyah, who lives in Jakarta, wrote about Indonesia's relationship with the EU. Sandy also wrote about the ASEAN-EU Free Trade Agreement – an economic region-to-region free trade agreement which is currently on hold to give way to bilateral FTAs negotiations like the EU-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), conceived as building blocks towards a future region-to-region agreement. Additionally, he wrote about the European Aviation Safety Agency – EU's agency responsible for aviation safety. The agency played a key role in clearing all Indonesian air carriers from the EU Air Safety List.
Indonesians aged 17 and above were eligible for the Competition. In all, 635 participants submitted 99 new articles and seven improvements to existing articles. The jury selected three main articles and six supporting articles as winners. The first place winner will get a MacBook Pro, while the second and third place winners will receive iPads.
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