Submit your essay: Second edition of the successful OSCE-IFSH Essay Competition launched

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Show your writing skills and share your policy proposals: How can conventional arms control be reinvigorated, how can confidence- and security-building measures be strengthened? Students and young professionals are invited to submit their ideas in the forms of short essays.

For the second time in a row, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the IFSH, in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) and the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), have launched the essay competition on conventional arms control and confidence- and security-building measures.

Participants need to be nationals of OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation, and no older than 35 years of age. Deadline for submissions is 1st August 2021.
Winners of the competition will receive monetary prizes and potentially other prizes, as well as the offer to publish their winning essay.

Have we sparked your interest? The terms and condition, details on the topics and possible prizes are listed in the Call:

The OSCE and the IFSH launched this essay competition for the first time in 2020; about 100 participants from 36 different states participated last year. More details on the first edition of the OSCE-IFSH Essay Competition, including the three winners of last year, are available here.