European Union Global Strategy Essay competition

In June 2015 the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini – presented her strategic assessment of the global strategic environment to EU leaders. They asked her to prepare an EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) to guide the European Union’s global actions in the future. The strategy, which will be presented to EU leaders by June 2016, will be developed in close cooperation with Member States, as well as with EU Institutions and the broader foreign policy community.

Students are invited to contribute to the ongoing debate by submitting an essay with their views on the European Union’s foreign policy. This year’s question is: “Why is the European Union’s foreign and security policy important for your daily life?”

Any university student at undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate (Masters) level currently following a module/course offered by a Jean Monnet Chair or Jean Monnet Module-holder can participate in the competition. The essay should be at most 800 words and should be submitted to your professor by December 18, 2015.

Professors will submit the selected essay to the EUGS team at eu-global-strategy@eeas.europa.eu by 31 January 2016.