Germany in Europe Contest Essay - Fall 2013


The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, the European Studies Program, the Politics and International Relations Department, the Modern Languages Department, in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington D.C., the Consulate General of Germany in Miami, is pleased to announce its second annual contest essay on "Germany in Europe"


With their focus on “Germany in Europe,” the German Embassy’s 2013-2014 Campus Weeks are devoted to discussing Germany’s evolving position in a changing Europe and its implications for transatlantic relations. Is Germany taking on the role of a leading power in Europe? Or rather, should it assume such a role? This question has spurred a lively debate about historical apprehensions and the current potential of German leadership. Participants in the Embassy’s Campus Weeks will add their own – American – perspectives to this debate.

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Application/Deadline: November 20, 2013

The essay along with the submission form must be submitted via e-mail by no later than 5:00pm, Nov. 20. Please send the submission to Christine I. Caly-Sanchez and Dr. Markus Thiel— and

The winners will be announced on Dec. 2 during the Recognition Award Ceremony.

The best three writers in Florida will receive certificates and goodies from Hon. Jürgen Borsch, Consul General of Germany in Miami ***

This Essay Contest is part of the program "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks organized by the German Embassy in Washington DC. A total of 25 colleges and universities across the United States are participating in the "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks, which involve a variety of activities during the Fall 2013 semester.

For more information on the "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks at FIU, click here