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Call for essays: My Country, Our World

Call for essays

International Contest for Young People

My Country, Our World

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?

The authors of the best five selected essays will be invited to present their papers at a public event hosted by the DOC in Berlin, as well as at the 2019 DOC Rhodes Forum in the presence of heads of state and government and other high-level guests. In addition, the winners will receive awards including travel opportunities, free participation in summer schools, and laptops.


  • Send your essay by Midnight 15 March 2019, your local time, which will be the official closing date. All applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. The email for submissions is:

Read the guidelines and more about the contest here.



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