Apply now for the TEPSA Student Contest 2020!

Deadline extended until 5 April!


With the support of the Europe for Citizens (EfC) Programme, the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is organising 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. 


The contest is open to high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students:

  • Interested graduate students should submit a short policy brief (1000-1500 words), reflecting on the theme of solidarity in the EU. The policy brief should contain concrete recommendations to policymakers in the specific policy area chosen (see below). View our guidelines for more information.
  • Interested undergraduate and high-school students should submit a short essay (1500-2000 words) on the same theme. We recommend you consult the latest APA guidelines, which include standards to format your paper and your references.



The best papers will be published by TEPSA and three winning authors (one in each category: high-school, undergraduate, and graduate) will be invited to participate free of charge in one of TEPSA’s EU@Work seminars taking place in Brussels in July and October 2020, with travel and accommodation costs covered (up until €200).


The paper should be submitted no later than Sunday 5 April 2020 (midnight) to with “Student contest_LAST NAME” as the subject of the email. For any question on the contest, please send an e-mail to

You can find the detailed call for applications here