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EU Today Essay Contest

March 11

As part of the Center for European Studies’ third annual Europe Week celebration on April 9th-15th we are hosting an EU Today Essay Contest. High School and college students, teachers, faculty members, business and non-profit professionals and all other community members are invited to share their thoughts on the importance of Transatlantic relations.

Essays should be 1,000 words maximum and formatted with 12 pt font and doubles spaced. Writers may choose to answer one of three prompts:

1) What does the EU do for its citizens?
2) Why does the EU matter?
3) What is the most critical issue facing the EU today and why?

One winner and two runner ups will receive gift certificates from Flyleaf Books and winning essays will be featured at a reception during Europe Week, April 9th -15th. In addition, CES will feature winning essays on our website and blog. Essays will be judged based on originality, clarity, quality of the writing, and ability to convey their thoughts and perspectives on the EU.

Writers are encouraged to consider the EU Commission’s Europe 2020 strategy which outlines critical goals for Europe’s future.

The deadline for submission is March 11th at 11:59 PM. 


Submit Essay Here



March 11