The European Union is offering bumper cash prizes for those willing to promote its mystery “key benefits” – but only if you have a Master’s Degree or above.
Brussels’ latest scheme – the “Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe” – is offering 6 prizes of €50,000, 6 prizes of €30,000 and another 10 loads of €17,000 for those come up with ideas that “build trust in the EU”.
The massive, costly vanity PR exercise demands that applicants “must promote the award, by providing targeted information to multiple
audiences (including the media and the public) in a strategic and effective manner”.
Of course the EU flag must be displayed at all times. Brussels even insist that “when displayed together with another logo, the EU emblem must have appropriate prominence”.
Ever wondered why much of the academic, scientific establishment love the EU so much? Here’s another fine example: big cash prizes if you can conjure up effective EU propaganda to promote a dying, failed project.