Opportunity alert: European Student Thinktank Policy competition looking for essayists!

If you’re interested in a career in policy or have great ideas to share, then check out this exciting essay competition opportunity. Open to students and recent graduates until the deadline of 24th January!

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Have you considered putting your academic theory to practice in real-world settings? It’s a great idea for many reasons: you’re engaging in new learning opportunities and building your employability too! One such opportunity we are sharing today is from the European Student Thinktank, the largest youth-represented policy thinktank in Europe.  Their new policy memo competition, the European Policy Prize 2021, invites students and recent graduates to submit entries now!

The following was provided to us by European Student Thinktank:

We are inviting students and recent graduates to produce a policy memo of 1,500- 2,000 words in English as an answer to several questions on the theme of The Future of Europe in the Age of Crisis.

Entries will be judged by our executive judging panel: Klaus Welle (Secretary-General of the European Parliament), Dragoș Pîslaru MEP and Tamara Perišin (Judge for the General Court of the European Union).


The winners of the competition will each receive the following prizes:

  • A virtual policy presentation to one of our judges to discuss the European Policymaking Process and the Policy implications of your proposal.
  • The opportunity to be published in one of two peer-reviewed journals: European Horizons’ Review of European and Transatlantic Affairs or the European Student Thinktank’s European Policy Review.
  • A free copy of Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe- Views from the Capitals, kindly provided by TEPSA
  • A waiver to the European Horizons European Student Conference.


The deadline for submissions to the competition is January 24th at 11:59pm CET. Full information about the competition can be found on our web pages.


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