Deadline: 31 August 2015
Open to: students currently enrolled in a university programme in the field of development studies, human rights, law or political sciences, agriculture, environment or regional studies
Benefits: possibility to present the paper at EXPO Milan 2015
On the occasion of EXPO Milan 2015 on the theme of “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life” and in the context of the European Year for Development 2015, the Committee on Development of the European Parliament (DEVE) is organising a panel debate in the EU pavilion in Milan on the topic of “Human rights, right to food and land rights – what legal instruments are needed?” The Committee is sponsoring a call for research papers and essays on the topic of the event: Human rights, right to food and land rights. The paper should provide an original analysis of the current situation and identify gaps in relation to the legal instruments needed internationally and/or regionally to increase global food security and ensure access to land for vulnerable groups in developing countries. Furthermore, the paper should also focus on the role of the EU and other international organisations in addressing these gaps and shaping an adequate legal framework.
This call for papers is open to students currently enrolled in a university programme in the field of development studies, human rights, law or political sciences, agriculture, environment, regional studies, etc. Students may write and submit a paper jointly.
Based on the submissions, two students may be invited to present their papers at the DEVE panel debate at EXPO Milan on 15 October 2015. Selected papers will also be published on the European Parliament website.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 31 August 2015, 10:00 am CET. Papers should be written in English and have a length of 12,000 – 20,000 characters, excluding citations and spaces. In addition, a brief abstract and a short biography of the author (up to 500 characters each) should be annexed. The author(s) of the paper shall add and sign a declaration that the paper submitted is completely their own work. The completed paper, abstract, bigraphy and signed declaration must be sent via email to [email protected], mentioning “Milan EXPO” in the subject line.
For more information please read the official call.