DG Enlargement Writing Competition – “So similar, so different, so European”


The European Commission is inviting young people from across Europe to submit their applications to a writing competition on the topic of EU enlargement. Under the heading “So similar, so different, so European”, the competition asks applicants to reflect on shared European values and on how enlargement helps to strengthen the EU’s role in a globalized world.

Participants are invited to answer, in a maximum of 1 000 words, one or both of the following questions in their responses:

  • What is your experience in an enlarged European Union?
  • How can the enlarged European Union meet the challenges of the future?

The writing competition runs until 27 February 2015 (midday CET) and is open to young people aged 18-25 who live in the 28 EU Member States. Articles can be written in any of the EU official languages.

National juries will select one winner per country, all of whom will be invited to Brussels on a three-day study visit. Their winning articles will also be published by the European Commission and be offered to Europe’s leading national media outlets for publication.

Due to this, special attention will be given to the journalistic style of the article with the objective of selecting articles relevant for media consumers. Are you interested in developing your journalist/media writing skills? Do you want to share your article on the College of Europe blog? Once the contest is over, it will be possible to include on this blog selection of articles tackling this topic written by students of the Falcone – Borsellino promotion. Let’s open a debate on EU Enlargement!

We wish you good luck for the DG ELARG Writing Competition! – More information and applications. http://bit.ly/10RC5YP. More information to appear on the blog: leticia.vicario@coleurope.eu.

Leticia Vicario

Development Office

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About luisbouzagarcia

I am the academic coordinator of the EG courses at the College of Europe. I am an alumnus of the CoE (Natolin campus). In 2012 I finished my PhD in Aberdeen with a thesis on the role of civil society in the discussions on participatory democracy in the EU. I am interested on the ongoing debates on the legitimacy of the EU and in how debates and different social actors contribute to the emergence of European Public sphere. Twitter profile: @luisbouzagarcia

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