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Essay competition 2020

Essay competition 2020 (c) OSCE

Under 35 and interested in military security in Europe? Write an essay summarising your ideas and send it to us for a chance to win €3,000 and present your work in Vienna!

The OSCE and IFSH, together with the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), are launching an essay competition to encourage innovative thinking and support a new generation of professionals studying challenges and opportunities related to conventional arms control and confidence- and security- building measures.

Students and young professionals who are nationals of OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation born after 1 January 1985 are invited to submit an original essay in English (max. 2500-4000 words) and a short summary (150 words) by 1 July 2020. Three winners will receive cash prizes of up to €3,000, a certificate signed by the OSCE Secretary General, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Vienna to present their work at a meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation.

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