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Essay Contest “Where am I and the ConstitutiON”

15.12.2015
Constitutional order /
Constitutional reform

The winners will receive the diplomas, a study visit to the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), an internship in a leading think tank Сentre of Policy and Legal Reform and a public coalition Reanimation Package of Reforms to help with bringing their ideas to life.


The way for deep reforms has been opened due to the student peaceful “euromaidans” which at the turn of 2013-2014 escalated into a civil uprising against the corrupt regime and systematic violations of human rights.

 

However, such open questions remain in the society:

—  Why do we — the citizens — need the Constitution?

—  Do we believe that the Constitution is important to our daily lives?

—  Are we able to conclude a social contract (constitution) and to comply with its provisions?

—  How to bring the authority to follow the Constitution?

—  To the length of what are we ready to go for the fulfillment of our Constitution?

 

If you are a student with an active lifestyle, we invite you to take part in the all-Ukrainian contest of the students’ essays “Where am I and the ConstitutiON?” which starts on December 15, 2015.

Логотип інформаційної кампанії КонституціЯ

The winners will receive the diplomas, a study visit to the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada), an internship in a leading think tank Сentre of Policy and Legal Reform and a public coalition Reanimation Package of Reforms to help with bringing their ideas to life.

 

With regard to participate in the contest, prepare and submit a creative essay on your chosen topic within one of the following issues:

 

 

  • «The Constitution as the culmination of the revolution”;
  • «How to bring the authority to follow the Constitution?”;
  • «Constitutionalism as an ideology of successful development of Ukraine».

 

The essays shall be up to 8 pages of A4 format, font Times New Roman, size 14 pt with 1.5 line spacing between lines, indented from the edges of the sheet, 2 cm left and above to 1.5 cm below and to the right. References are required in the case of using literature and other sources.

 

Submissions will be accepted until March 15, 2016 to the email centre@pravo.org.ua. In the subject line, you need to specify “Essay Contest” and in the text of the letter — to specify the brief information about the contestant (name, surname, patronymic, date of birth, name of the university and faculty, course, contact details).

 

Five winners will be selected by an expert jury. The competition results will be communicated until April 30, 2016 on the website www.pravo.org.ua.

 

If you need more information, ask by email anna.barikova@pravo.org.ua the expert of the Сentre of Policy and Legal Reform Anna Barikova.

 

 

This project “Strengthening the role of civil society in constitution-building through conducting the informational campaign” is performed in the framework of the project “United for Reform” (UNITER), which is implemented by Pact in Ukraine supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).