futuEU student-led initiative

Join our first futurEU competition and have your idea about EU reform heard!

Do you have ideas on how you would reform the EU? Do you have analytical and writing skills, and are eager to put your creative hat on? Do you want to have your ideas heard by a panel of experts in Berlin?

Join the futurEU competition, team up with students from your own or other universities in the CIVICA alliance, and grab with both hands the opportunity to have your proposal published by the Jacques Delors Centre Berlin!

futurEU is a student-led initiative founded in 2019 by graduate students of the Hertie School, and seeking to contribute to shaping the EU of tomorrow by involving students in the public debate.

With the support of the Jacques Delors Centre Berlin, the Hertie School and CIVICA, futurEU is organising a student competition. The goal of the competition is to provide  CIVICA students with a platform to encourage them to actively find and propose policy solutions tackling questions of EU reform.

Who can participate?
Any student or PhD researcher enrolled at one of the CIVICA universities.

What is the competition like?
The competition consists of two rounds: written and oral. For the written round you submit a policy brief on the competition’s topic. The best briefs are selected for the oral rounds, where you present your proposal in front of a jury of experts in Berlin (accommodation costs covered!).

What is the topic?
Visionary scenario: The European Council President just convened a Convention for treaty reform. Your team has been given carte blanche (full discretion) on preparing one major treaty reform to be negotiated at the intergovernmental conference. What reform would your team present?

Where does the competition take place?
As of now we are planning to host the oral rounds at the Hertie School in Berlin in April 2021. Due to the current circumstances, we have a backup plan to host the oral rounds in an online format.

What is the prize?
The winning team is invited to Berlin to work on their proposal with experts from the Jacques Delors Centre Berlin and get their policy brief published on the Centre's website.

Very cool! How do I join?
Create a team of 2-4 peers from your university or other CIVICA universities and register your team at www.futureu-initiative.org/registration by 18 December 2020.

Don't have a team yet? Join as an individual!
Register at www.futureu-initiative.org/registration by 30 November 2020, we will help you find your team!


Registrations: by 18 December 2020
Written round: proposal submission by 1 February 2021
Oral rounds: April 2021 in Berlin


Please register via www.futureu-initiative.org/registration

Any further questions?

Check out our website www.futureu-initiative.org or contact us via www.futureu-initiative.org/contact