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Deadline extended for the Competition for the best student papers on the EU

October 18 2021 | Belgrade

Deadline extended for the Competition for the best student papers on the EU

In view of the difficult health situation in the territory of the Republic of Serbia and issues that the COVID-19 epidemic has caused in the preparation and submission of student papers, the Ministry of European Integration has extended the deadline for the submission of papers for the Competition for the best student papers on Serbia’s European integration and EU accession process.

The new deadline for the submission of student papers is 1 November 2021.  

The aim of this competition is to directly involve young academic citizens in an open argumentative debate on important aspects of the accession process and membership of the Republic of Serbia in the European Union.

The papers should answer one of the following five questions:

1.    How to achieve the vision of a joint future of Serbia and the European Union through Serbia’s potential participation in the work of the Conference on the Future of Europe?

2.    What are the lessons learned from the pandemic regarding the way to achieve resilience to possible crises in the future and sustainability of EU society and economy?

3.    Can the implementation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans accelerate the recovery from the socio-economic effects of the pandemic, as well as the green and digital transformation in the Republic of Serbia?

4.    Has the new way of conducting the accession process, i.e. the application of the new methodology, revived the EU enlargement policy?

5.    Why is the preservation of European values vital for the survival of the European Union and why is their strengthening important for enhancing the well-being of all citizens in the Western Balkans?

The committee of experts composed of University of Belgrade professors will assess the quality of submitted papers, while the authors of the three top-ranked papers will receive prizes worth RSD 85,000, RSD 55,000 and RSD 35,000, respectively. In addition to the three top-ranked papers, the Ministry will publish other papers that meet the competition criteria in its electronic collection.

The competition is open for students enrolled in basic academic and master study programmes at all universities in the Republic of Serbia.

Note regarding the Competition:  
In regard to the question of whether co-authorship is allowed, we would like to note that a paper may be written by one or more persons, and that, if the paper is ranked first, second or third, the Copyright Contract with the Ministry is signed by all authors and the prize is divided among them.

You can download the text of the competition here.

You can download the decision to announce the competition here.