NORTIA student essay competition

Are you a Master's student researching European foreign policy, European external relations or the EU's role in the world? We invite you to participate in the NORTIA essay competition.

The international research network NORTIA, of which ARENA is a member, aims to develop, deepen and strengthen a global community of senior and junior scholars and to actively engage that community with the wider policy world. 

NORTIA is inviting Master's students to participate in an essay competition. The three best essays will be selected by an independent commission consisting of NORTIA network members. The paper with the most meaningful contribution to the conference topic will be invited to join the NORTIA Network Conference on '50 years of European foreign policy cooperation' in Florence in May 2020. All three essays will be published on the NORTIA website.

The research essays should add to our understanding of 50 years of European foreign policy cooperation: What are the main achievements and failures of 50 years of European foreign policy cooperation? How do current political trends in Europe contest foreign policy cooperation? To what effect is European foreign policy increasingly contested internationally? What role does the institutionalized EU foreign policy system (High Representative, European External Action Service, Political and Security Committee) play in those dynamics?

NORTIA welcomes well-reflected and thoroughly researched essays and research papers of Master's students (no disciplinary restrictions). Successful papers are expected to concisely identify and situate relevant questions in the academic and policy debate and offer an innovative and creative perspective. Submissions should comprise up to 10,000 words and be written by students at the Master level.

Please send your contribution, including an abstract and a short biographical note, to Eli Melby.

Deadline: 1 October 2019

Tags: European integration, European Union, foreign policy, research network NORTIA
Published May 14, 2019 3:42 PM - Last modified May 15, 2019 2:00 PM