To mark the 10th anniversary of the European External Action Services (EEAS) and its 45th anniversary, the Delegation of the European Union in Canada launched in May 2021 the first Schuman Challenge edition open to university students across Canada.
The competition was designed as part of the Delegation’s EU Policy and Outreach Partnership (EUPOP), to enhance awareness and understanding of the European project, EU policies, principles and values amongst youth, students, and academic audiences in Canada.
To participate, students were invited to write a short essay answering the following questions: The European Union – a global power? If not, what does it need to become one?
More than 20 submissions were received and 3 winners were selected.
The 2021 Schuman Challenge winners are:
The three laureates will be traveling to Belgium early next year for a study visit of the European institutions in Brussels, all expenses covered by the European Union Delegation to Canada.
The Delegation recognises the time, dedication and originality of all participants and looks forward to the next edition of the Schuman Challenge in 2022 where all Canadian university students are invited to participate.
The Delegation of the European Union to Canada is a diplomatic mission with the mandate to promote the policies and positions of the European Union in Canada, to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the European Union as well as to give visibility, promote and strengthen EU-Canada relations.
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