Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute ‘My country, our world in 2030’ Essay Contest 2019

Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute ‘My country, our world in 2030’ Essay Contest 2019

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Entries are invited for the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute ‘My country, our world in 2030’ Essay Contest 2019. The ‘My country, our world in 2030’ essay contest, 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:

  • 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?
  • What are the main developments that will characterise your country and Europe in the future?
  • What do you think the words ‘world’, ‘Europe’, and ‘country’ will mean to you more than a decade from now?

Prizes

  • “Best essay” prize is a full scholarship up to 3000 EUR value for a Summer School of participant’s choice
  • “Best essays” under 18, under 23 and under 27 – competition among the best. First prize winners in these categories will each receive a laptop. The runner up in each category will receive an iPhone
  • Attendance at the 2019 Rhodes Forum in Greece, October 11-12, 2019. DOC will host the winners of the Essay competition and they will be invited to speak in front of a high-level, international audience
  • The Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace Prize will be inviting the author of the best essay to speak at the Spirit of Humanity Forum to be held on May 29 – June 2, 2019
  • The winners will be invited to attend and present their work at the Rising Global Peace Forum, November 13-14, 2019, which will take place in Coventry, the City of Peace and Reconciliation and the 2021 UK City of Culture
  • The Russian-Armenian University will sponsor a special prize for the best essay written by an Armenian national

Eligibility

  • Open to all young people, from Council of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (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;
  • 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.

Application

Click here to submit entry

For more information, visit DOC Research Institute Essay Contest.

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