Become a Junior Ambassador at the Munich Security Conference
In the run-up to its 52nd edition in 2016, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) is announcing the fourth round of the Munich Security Conference Junior Ambassadors. Participation in the contest is open to young professionals and students who were born in or after 1987.
Topic & Guidelines
Ideas for improving the current crisis of European security and reversing the breakdown in trust between the West and Russia are in short supply. You have 2,000 characters to briefly sketch out one out-of-the box idea that would help improve the situation. The idea can and should be unconventional ("revive the NATO-Russia Council", for example, does not fit the bill), but should at the same time not be totally unrealistic.
Submissions must not be longer than 2,000 characters. We put a premium on original and creative ideas. The winning short pieces will be published on the conference's website. We will pay for travel expenses and provide accommodation at a conference hotel for the three winners. We expect the Junior Ambassadors to be willing to share their conference impressions via our website and social media from their perspective as the youngest conference attendees.
Deadline for entries is Monday, 30 November 2015, 11.59 pm Eastern Standard Time. You can find the application form here. In addition to your short piece, please also upload a short CV and fill in the form. Make sure to also include a link to your Twitter page, if available. The MSC will only notify those contestants that have been selected. The MSC is not accountable for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind occurring with or as a result of the prize, or from participation in the contest.
About the MSC Junior Ambassadors Program: With the Junior Ambassadors program, the MSC aims to give very dedicated students and young professionals a chance to have a unique opportunity and an extraordinary experience in Munich. The three winners are able to participate in the Munich Security Conference, held from February 12 to 14, 2016, at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, and write about their impressions through our website and social media. The scholarships are awarded to honor the memory of Vice Admiral Ulrich Weisser, who passed away in 2013. Vice Admiral Weisser was Head of the Policy Planning Staff at the German Ministry of Defense from 1992 to 1998, author of books and many articles on security and defense issues, and one of Germany's leading strategic thinkers of the past decades.
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