In recognition of Ireland’s 40 years of membership of the EU, European Movement Ireland today launched a competition for third-level students. The EM Ireland 40 Years of Change Bursary Award, supported by KBC Bank Ireland, is an essay competition that challenges undergraduate students across the island of Ireland to produce an essay on the topic of Ireland and the EU: Forty Years of Change. The competition invites students to critically examine how Ireland and the EU have developed over the past forty years and how this relationship may develop over the next forty.
In order to enter the competition for the EM Ireland 40 Years of Change Bursary Award, supported by KBC Bank Ireland, students must address the following question: “Critically examine how the relationship between Ireland and the EU has developed over the past forty years and how this relationship may develop over the next forty.” Essay style answers must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words and should be submitted electronically to Billie Sparks, EM Ireland’s Education and Advocacy Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of entries is 5pm on Monday, 15 April 2013. More information is available from www.europeanmovement.ie/bursary-award/.