OPPORTUNITIES: youth essay competition

2020-09-04, Valid until

The Ministry of Economy and Innovation invites students to participate in an essay competition. This is an annual competition for youth to express their opinion on an entrepreneurial topic; to share their ideas with key policy and decision makers.

This year topic: “What do SMEs need to become sustainable to resilient, in the context of COVID-19 and other global challenges? How can EU policy best aid entrepreneurs?”

Applicants have until Friday 18 September 2020 to submit their original essay.

The top 10 applications will be selected and announced in October. These top 10 applications will be evaluated by the Youth Essay Competition jury who will narrow them down to the top 3 that will compete and present at the SME Assembly 2020 in November.

2020 competition rules:

  • Eligibility: 18-25 year olds from European Member or COSME partners countries, only one entry per applicant
  • Submission deadline: 18 September 2020
  • Word count: 2 500 words maximum
  • Language: English
  • Prize: All-expenses paid trip to the 2020 SME Assembly in Berlin to compete in a live final and give a speech. Speech and presentation coaching will also be provided

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