CALL FOR PAPERS: EU ON THE MOVE
EU on the Move
2019 is a year of change and reflection for the European Union as it prepares to welcome the new President of the European Commission and a new body of commissioners on November 1. All eyes are on Brussels as analysts predict the next five years of European policy, both foreign and domestic. How should the new Commission move forward on key issues such as promoting election security in the digital age? What steps can the member states take to address migration amidst international pressure and the urgent crisis in Libya? How should the EU address the climate crisis under the spotlight of environmental activism across Europe? How will the new agenda affect policy-making within Europe and overseas?
At the same time, the EU’s new leadership will also confront a shifting global political order where mounting tensions between major players in China, Russia, and the US create uncertainty for the future of international cooperation, and the influence of Europe’s “soft power.” What strategies must this Commission adopt to advance European interests in this polarized political climate, and what role should the EU play on the shifting world stage?
We want to hear your analysis, ideas, and recommendations on any of the above questions in an original policy paper on “EU on the Move.” In submitting your paper, you will be competing with your peers for the chance to have your article published on the Policy Corner website at policycorner.org. The Policy Corner is an inclusive, independent platform for students and young professionals to publish research-based articles on global issues. All articles are subject to double-blind peer review, providing contributors constructive feedback on their argument and writing.
Papers must be submitted by November 8, 2019, 23h59.
Papers must be submitted via email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) in either .doc or .docx formats. In order to submit the best article possible, please familiarise yourself with our submission requirements and the format of articles on the Policy Corner website. Please note that we only accept and publish articles which conform to these criteria. Submission emails should include the following information, not appearing on the paper itself:
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Papers must address a topical issue area, challenge, or initiative and make potentially actionable and innovative policy recommendations.
Papers must be between 800-1000 words
Is the Estonian e-residency program a digital fairytale?
Estonia is considered a role model for digital public administration. The Estonian e-residency program is the most recent e-government initiative, which promises entrepreneurs worldwide access to its public administration 24/7. In its current state, the program cannot achieve its ambitious goal due to structural misconceptions that have caused issues around its efficiency and inclusiveness.
School Choice in the United States
School choice encompasses a variety of programs run by the U.S. government that allows parents to choose a school other than their local publicly funded school. Wealthy parents have been able to afford choices in education for a very long time. Now it is time that we allow poorer citizens to choose an education that best fits the needs of their children. School choice will allow this to happen.
Inflation During the Pandemic: Is ‘Transitory’ a Myth?
Caused by pent-up demand and intense supply disruptions, inflation has risen to its highest level in decades. As the specter of “entrenched inflation” looms, central banks must use monetary policy sensibly without overreacting. Central banks should allow time for overheated demand and supply disruptions to ease, lest the world’s advanced economies face their hardest landing yet.