2017 Essay Competition Award

Subject: Demography, employment and the future of the social safety net model


The Fondation Europa Cultural, which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent private institution dedicated to fostering cultural exchange, and essays and works on thought.

The Fondation Europa Cultural is convening the 2017 Essay Prize on the subject of ‘Demography, employment and the future of the social protection model’. Works presented must address the evolution of the population pyramid, new forms of employment and their impact on the future of public service systems (education, healthcare, senior service, etc.), with special focus on the European Union.

The prize will be awarded to an unpublished manuscript of not more than 40,000 words, written in English, French, German or Spanish. The winning manuscript will be chosen by a jury, the members of which will be announced when the prize is awarded on October 31, 2017.

The 2017 award endowment is 200,000 euros.

Works must be submitted in digital format to info@fondationeuropa.com up to September 30, 2017.

Each submittal must include the following:

  • A brief description of the work
  • The author’s personal information and a brief curriculum with publications
  • The manuscript of at least 40,000 words

The reception of all works submitted will be confirmed.

Copyright: Reserved for the winning author(s)

Publication: The winning author(s) are free to contract directly with publishers without any involvement or financial participation on the part of Fondation Europa Cultural in the published works. However, foundation reserves the right to create editions to disseminate free of charge in any media or format and at any time.