“The evolution of transatlantic cooperation: setting priorities for the future.” As the prompt is very broad, it allows for a diverse range of responses related to pressing issues in the transatlantic relationship such as security or defense issues, human rights, new emerging powers, economic policy, legal affairs, etc.
The Award will be presented to a team consisting of one North-American and one European who have co-written a single paper addressing a topic relevant to the transatlantic relationship. Entries for the Brussels Forum Young Writers Award should be submitted by teams consisting of one North-American and one European whose citizenship will be verified by the submission of ID/passport information at the time of registration. The competition will be open to students and young professionals under the age of 33 who will be responsible for finding their respective co-authors.
Entries may not exceed 2,500 words. All quotations or sources should be cited. Entries must be unpublished work written by the teams themselves.
The winning pair will be invited to present their work at Brussels Forum 2015, GMF’s annual flagship event for high-level leaders in the field of politics, business and ideas. All travel and accommodation costs will be covered. In addition, each writer will receive a €2,500 award. The German Marshall Fund will also publish the successful entry.
The prize will be awarded to the writers of the winning entry, not to any affiliated organization. A jury will identify the best entry and ensure that it meets submission requirements. The jury’s decision is binding and final.
The deadline for registering is October 4th 2014.