With the support of the Europe for Citizens (EfC) Programme, the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) organised a student contest on the theme of “solidarity in the EU”, open to high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students from the TEPSA network and beyond.
Today, we are pleased to announce the winner of the TEPSA Student Contest at the High School level. Our winners are invited to attend TEPSA’s EU@Work seminars taking place in Brussels in October 2020, with travel and accommodation costs covered.
High School students were required to submit a short essay reflecting on the theme of solidarity in the EU. They provided concrete recommendations to policy makers in their chosen topic area.
“Solidarity Beyond Borders: EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans”, Vlad Șipoș
Vlad Șipoș is a student at Colegiul Național Bănățean in Timișoara, Romania. We felt that Vlad’s contribution was a strong academic contribution to the conversation surrounding Western Balkans enlargement. This unique and relevant topic, discussed in a skillful and convincing manner, demonstrated the author’s dedication to the future of European solidarity.
You can read Vlad’s policy paper here.