‘My Country, Our World in 2030’, the inaugural essay competition for young Europeans organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), is open and accepting entries until 15 March, inclusive.
Coinciding with the May 2019 European elections, the contest 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.
Jean-Christophe Bas, CEO of the DOC, said: “The future of Europe therefore depends on its young people, which is why I firmly believe that they have to be the leaders not of tomorrow, but of today. The DOC has therefore launched this competition in order not just to find the continent’s brightest young talent but to give them a voice and a platform for engagement in helping to tackle the many challenges that Europe faces today”.
“Like the rest of the world, Europe today stands at a crossroads in its development, with key issues from migration and rising populism to digital inclusion and climate change demanding a response that goes far beyond the capacities of individual nation-states. Dialogue and exchange will be just as crucial to relations inside Europe as they are in relationships between the Western and the developing worlds”, Bas continued.
The competition is open to anyone under the age of 27 from member states of the Council of Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Some of the leading questions are:
How do you think your country will be governed and how will it be positioned in