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March 10, 2005

What: The Delegation of the European Commission in India invites Indian journalists to participate in the EU-India Essay Contest for Young Indian Journalists 2005.

This contest is in view of the upcoming Europe Day celebration on May 9.

Are you eligible?

~ You must have been born on or after January 1, 1965.

~ Please read the full list of terms and conditions.

Essay topics

You may choose one of the following topics:

  • Cultural Diversity: The Richness that defines both Europe and India
  • Regional Cooperation: Can the EU be a role model for South Asia?
  • Emerging Geo-political Scenario: EU and India as strategic partners.
  • EU and India: Can they together deliver on multilateral trade liberalisation?

Contest rules

~ The length of the essay must be between 2,000 and 2,200 words, excluding footnotes and references.

~ Please type out your essay neatly on one side of the paper.

~ Please send four copies of your essay. 

~ Handwritten copies will not be accepted.

~ The essay must be an original piece of work. 

~ Please mention page numbers on each page.

Prize list

~ The EC Delegation may award prizes up to three journalists.

~ The winning prize is a free visit to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels before the end of this year.

~ The aim of the trip is to help improve your understanding of the European Union. 

~ Your visit will be arranged by the EC Delegation in India and will comprise meetings with officials of the European Commission and other EU institutions.

~ The prize will include a return economy class air-ticket, from Delhi to Brussels and back.

~ It will also include an allowance for three to four days as per the standard rates of the European Commission, which will cover hotel expenses, meals and local transportation.

~ If you come from outside Delhi, the EC Delegation will pay for an economy class air ticket from the nearest airport from your place to Delhi and back.

How to apply

~ Please download the application form at

~ Please accompany your form with the four essay copies.

~ Please submit the above in a sealed envelope, clearly marked, EU-India Essay Contest for Young Indian Journalists (Packet not to be opened before due date).

~ The envelope must be addressed to Francisco da Camara Gomes.

Ambassador - Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Commission in India
65 Golf Links
New Delhi -- 110 003

Phone: (011)  2462 9237

Web site:

Important dates

~ The deadline for receiving your entry is 2 pm on April 18

~ The awarded essays will be announced at the Europe Day celebration in New Delhi on May 9.

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