Thursday, 15.04.2021

International Essay Contest for Young Researchers

“European security architecture and the prospects for its formation in the context of Russia-NATO-EU relations”


Volgograd Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation, Association of European Studies (AES, Moscow), Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Moscow office) are pleased to announce International Essay Contest for Young Researchers 2021. 

Submission Details and Requirements: 

Eligible applicants include:
university students, postgraduates, and young professionals;

aged 18 to 30 years; and

who are interested in international politics and security policy, specifically relations between Russia, the EU and NATO.

The competition is open for citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

You are invited to submit an analytical work/ essay on the topic: “European security architecture and the prospects for its formation in the context of Russia-NATO-EU relations” (1000-1200 words, in Russian or English, Word, Arial/ Times New Roman, text size 14).

Please reference examples of essays on the website:

Full information about the contest is available on the website (in Russian): 

Entry Deadlines:

April 15, 2021 – for registration of application (in free form including Name and Surname, Age, Country of Residence and Citizenship, City, Occupation (University name/ Department/ Specialty or Company/Position), contact e-mail.

Submit your application here or by email to: contest2021(at)ihc-vog.ruicisecurity(at)

May 15, 2021 (till 24.00 GMT+3) – for submission of essay and CV.
Submit your essay by email to: contest2021(at)ihc-vog.ruicisecurity(at)


Winner Certificate (up to 20 places),

Certificate (for all others),

The Invitation to participate in the final conference on European security in Moscow (up to 30),

Essay publication on the website,

References (personal recommendations): for participation in international conferences and visitor programs, for University professors, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact (in Russian or in English) us if you have more questions by e-mail: icisecurity(at)gmail.cominfo(at)


Фонд им. Фридриха Эберта

российская программа Фонда им. Фридриха Эберта