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 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.

Submission Details

Papers must be submitted by November 17, 2019, 23h59.

Papers must be submitted via email to (paris2020@policycorner.orgin 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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Information on your age, name, and location will neither be shared with the review team nor with the jury.

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