The Message in a Bottle Contest was launched in 2011 to celebrate European citizenship and in 2011 continued to celebrate the European Year of Volunteering and the UN International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. Students from EUCA Colleges were invited to take up the theme of volunteering and youth by creating an innovative work, able to bring people closer to these themes.
In 2012, Message in a Bottle was re-launched in the college halls of residence of the EUCA network on the theme of ‘Multilingualism’. University students were asked to write an essay, a poem or a story, to shoot a video or to make a photograph about the importance of multilingualism in today’s world.
On January the 18th 2013, the winners of the 2012 edition were announced and they were invited to take part at the next EUCA event to receive the prize for their work, an iPad 3.