UPDATE 1rst of February 2022 : Entry for the Contest is CLOSED. Winners will be announced shortly.

Blue Europe is an independent, nonprofit and privately-funded think tank based in the EU, made up of several organization working together. It has no political stances and refuses to take any, preferring offering statements,  experts informed opinions and studies about the future of the continent and the Union.

Blue Europe, as a Think Tank, deals in Legal, Economic and Political matters, and wants to extend as much as possible the public knowledge of the European issues among its population. To this regard, the board has decided to organize a scientific article writing contest this year as well.

This time the contest is open to all EU and EEA students[1] and recently graduated people. We are inviting graduate students to write about their knowledge field – on any scientific topic of their choosing. It is our hope to discover those exceptional students that not only know their craft, but can also effectively communicate it to the scientific community as well as to the general public.

A prize will be awarded to the author of the article that receive the best note by the jury, will receive a

GRAND PRIZE of 750 in Cash

Original articles may be submitted on any subject among the following: Law, Diplomatic Sciences, Economics , Econometry, Public Policies, Governance, Politics, Information Technology, Business, Technology, Geopolitics, Geography, Infrastructure and History (1) and must deal with at least partially Central and Eastern Europe[2] (2). Those two criteria are cumulative.  Finalists will then be chosen across all disciplines by an internal panel of Blue Europe staff, featured writers, and specialists in the various fields of competence.  Submissions must have a minimum of 6’000 words, and a maximum of 45’000 words. The submission must be presented in either English or French (Blue Europe working languages).

For more information, check the full rules downloading in the PDF. You can submit your candidacy using the FORM below, using the form, or at contest2021 [at] blue-europe.eu

[1] The contest is also open to citizens and residents of the UK, Andorra, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Special rules apply, see full rules.  

[2] By Central and Eastern Europe, Blue Europe indicates those countries, and those countries only : Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and the Czech Republic (Czechia)