2012: Local and regional authorities in the European Union
The Committee of the Regions of the European Union (CoR) is organising an annual doctoral thesis competition on local and regional authorities in the European Union.
The purpose of the competition is to reward the best doctoral thesis focusing on the local and regional dimension of the EU. Those wishing to articipate are requested to carefully read CoR Regulation 2/2010 on the conditions for admission to the competition, which entered into force this year.
The theses, to be submitted in duplicate (one paper copy and one electronic version), must be written in one of the EU's official languages. They must be accompanied by:
The winner of the first prize will receive EUR 6 000. The selection board may also award up to four merit prizes of EUR 2 000, as well as certificates for excellence. Applications are to be sent to the following address:
Margarita BlancoCommittee of the RegionsDirection E. Horizontal Policies and NetworksUnit E.1. Forward Planning, Studies and Academic Networks Rue Belliard 101, (VMA 06/18)B - 1040 Brussels
Download the Thesis competition poster 2012 (pdf).
Closing date for applications: 16 May 2012. Envelopes containing applications must be postmarked this date at the latest.
List of theses complying with the rules of admission for the Thesis Competition 2012
Abstracts of the award-winning theses 2012
Award Ceremony Video