The 2019 edition of the Schuman Challenge invited teams of 2-3 undergraduate students each to develop and defend new policies for transatlantic cooperation in Ukraine. Previous editions focused on DPRK and the EU's Global Strategy.
Teams of 2-3 undergraduate students, coached by a faculty mentor, each were invited to develop and defend new policies for transatlantic cooperation in Ukraine.
Each year, the competition consists of a first round and a final round. In both rounds teams have up to 20 minutes to present and defend their proposals before panels of senior topic experts and thought leaders (10mn of initial presentation followed by 10mn of Q&A with the judges). The two top-ranked teams from the preliminary round advance to the final round.
For the first round, each team is scheduled in advance for a 30 minute time slot (day 1 or 2). All teams return for the final round and awards reception towards the end of day 2.
Teams are judged based on the merits of their contributions to furthering transatlantic dialogue. Judges are instructed to favor evidence-based analysis, command of the subject matter, and clarity and power of presentation. Participating schools will receive Student Handbooks, Faculty Mentor Handbooks, and Judge Handbooks to guide and support their preparation.
For more information on the competition, please contact:
Martin Caudron, Senior Communications Officer
Delegation of the European Union to the United States
martin.caudron [at] europa [.] eu