Opportunities'My country, our world in 2030' Essay Competition

05.01.2018
'My country, our world in 2030' Essay Competition
 
 
The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute and Humboldt University, in collaboration with other partners from around Europe, including Russian-Armenian University, announce an essay competition ‘My country, our world in 2030’.
 
 
Assuming that Europe’s future will involve both an increasing need for integration and increasing levels of importance being ascribed to national, regional, confessional, and various other social identities, dialogue and exchange will be just as crucial for inner-European relations as they are for relationships between Europeans and non-Europeans. The ‘My country, our world in 2030’ essay competition, organised in the context of the May 2019 European elections, is an opportunity for students and young people to provide insights on how they see the future of both their country and Europe more broadly. Some of the leading questions are:
 
1. How do you think your country will be governed and how will it be positioned in the European and global economic and political scene in 2030?
2. What are the main developments that will characterise your country and Europe in the future?
3. What do you think the words 'world', 'Europe', and 'country' will mean to you more than a decade from now?
 
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
 
• The essay competition is open to all young people, from Council of Europe and CIS countries, up to the age of 27.
• Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and by submitting you are confirming that the work is your own and does not make any copyright infringements. Any evidence to the contrary will result in immediate disqualification. Please take a look at the anti-plagiarism guidelines on the website.
• Only one entry per applicant is allowed.
• Entries should be submitted via email, in MS Word format, and in the English language, with a length up to a maximum of 5,000 words (including footnotes).
• The essays should not contain more than two graphs, charts, or photos, with copyright secured and stated.
• Authors should use 12pt font (any font), black, double-line spaced (i.e., a blank line space between each line), with pages numbered at the centre of the bottom of each page.
• Authors should use either the MLA or the Chicago citation style. 
 
Deadline: 31 March 2019.
 
The email for submissions is: essay2019@doc-research.org
 
The presentation of the Award will take place in Berlin. 
 
• ‘Best essay’ prize – full scholarship for a summer school of your choice
• 'Best essays' under 18, under 23 and under 27 – laptops and iPhones
• Attendance at the 2019 Rhodes Forum in Greece, October 11-12, 2019 – a unique opportunity to speak at an international event
• The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace Prize - your chance to participate at the International Spirit of Humanity Forum
• Attend and present your work at the Rising Peace Forum 2019 in Coventry, United Kingdom
• ‘Russian-Armenian University Prize for the Best Essay from Armenia’ – a mystery prize
 
For details, see the program flyer >>
 
CONTACTS
 
For more information about the competition, please visit  www.doc-research.org, or contact them at essay2019@doc-research.org 
Französische Strasse 23 10117 Berlin, or by phone +49 30 209 67 79 00
 
 *Anti-plagiarism questionnaire will be available on the website: www.doc-research.org