Call for Contributions is now OPEN!

Deadline: 30th of April

70 years ago, on the 9th of May 1950, the Schuman Declaration created the fundament of the European Union. In his speech Robert Schumann, French foreign minister at the time, proposed to put French and West German coal and steel production under one common authority. “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity”, he stated. Soon after his declaration the European Coal and Steel Community was created. This bold political project became the basis for the creation of the European Union we now live in. 

Thus, the 9th of May has been declared as the annual Europe Day! On this occasion, the European Student Think Tank welcomes you to write an article about the European Union. How does the EU impact our daily lives? And what role should the EU play in times of crisis?

Suggested article topics: 

  • The European Union in times of crisis: the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2008/09 financial crisis, the refugee crisis – what can we learn from the EU’s crisis response?
  • The future of Europe: what reforms must be taken? How can the EU maintain its political relevance? What could and should the EU look like twenty years from now?
  • European Values under attack: interference with the rule of law and possible consequences (Hungary), the refugee situation and human rights, etc.
  • The European Fundamental Freedoms and their impact on our (daily) lives
  • The European Citizenship 
  • The European Union as an economic union
  • The European Union as a political union
  • Europe beyond its borders: the EU’s geopolitical ambitions
  • The European Union as a social union
  • A Green New Deal for the EU
  • Multi-speed Europe: how deeply integrated should the EU be? 
  • Pioneers of European Cooperation: Victor Hugo, Aristide Briand, the Paneuropean Union, Winston Churchill, etc.
  • The history of the European Union: From the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community to the ratification of the Lisbon treaty
  • Founding fathers of the European Coal and Steel Union and their vision for Europe’s future
  • The goals upon which the European project was founded: preventing another world war and securing freedom, regaining international political relevance and creating economic well-being for its citizens
  • The Council of Europe and the European Declaration of Human Rights
  • Science and Technology in Europe: European Scientific Associations, Collaboration for Research and Development (R&D) across Europe
  • A healthy continent: healthcare in the EU and the WHO Europe region
  • Europe beyond the globe: the EUropean Space Agency, space research in the European Union

These topics are merely suggestions, we also welcome contributions thematising other aspects of the European Union. 

Suggested length of contributions: 500 to 1500 words

Interested to share your thoughts on the topic? Please send your article to the before the 30th of April.  

Looking forward to getting your article published soon!