Applications open for TEPSA Student Contest 2021! [APPLICATIONS CLOSED]

Under the Europe for Citizens (EfC) Programme, the Trans European Policy Studies Association organised a student policy brief contest on the theme of ‘Solidarity in the EU’ for high-school, undergraduate and graduate students from the TEPSA network and beyond. Applications closed on April 4, and the results have been announced!

Winning Papers:

Submission Requirements:

The contest was open to high-school, undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Interested high-school and undergraduate students submitted a short essay (1500-2000 words) reflecting on the theme of ‘Solidarity in the EU’.
  • Interested graduate students submitted a short policy brief (1000-1500 words), reflecting on the above-mentioned theme. Policy briefs contained concrete recommendations to policymakers in the specific policy area chosen.

We recommend you consult the latest APA guidelines, which include standards to format your paper and your references. View our guidelines for more information.

Deadline for Submission: 4 of April 2021
Announcement of Results: 16 of April 2021

Prizes and Recognition:

The best papers will be published on TEPSA’s site. The three winning authors (one in each category: high-school, undergraduate, and graduate) will be invited to participate free of charge in TEPSA’s EU@Work seminar for MA students and graduates taking place in Brussels in October 2021 with travel and accommodation costs covered (up until €200).

Application Procedure:

Papers were submitted by Sunday, 4 of April 2021, to and with the subject line of the email as “ Student contest_LAST NAME”. For any question on the contest, please send an e-mail to

You can find the detailed call for applications here.