Essay competition | My country, our world in 2030

What’s your vision of your country and Europe in 2030? How do you think your country will be governed and how will it be positioned in the European and global economic and political scene in over 10 years? What are the main developments that will define your country and Europe in the future? What do you think the words ‘world’, ‘Europe’ and ‘country’ will mean for you more than a decade from now?

If you have your own answers to these questions, put your ideas in writing and participate in the My country, our world in 2030 essay competition. Organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) and the Chair for the History of Eastern Europe at Humboldt University, the competition is an opportunity for young people to share their insights and vision of their country and Europe.

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If you are the author of one of the five winning essays, there are plenty of things to look forward to:

  • You will be invited to present your paper at a public event in Berlin, as well as the 2019 DOC Rhodes Forum in the presence of heads of state and government and other high-level guests.
  • You will be invited to attend and present your work at the Rising Peace Forum in Coventry, United Kingdom.
  • You can participate in a summer school programme of your choice in any European country. The award includes flights and accommodation.

Who can participate?

All young people up to the age of 27 from Council of Europe and CIS countries can apply!

How to participate

Send your essay to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight on 15 March 2019.

Check out the full call for applications and get started!