Newsletter 027/2009

Committee of the Regions of the European Union (CoR):
2009 Doctoral Thesis Competition "Local and regional authorities in the European Union"

Deadline: 25th May 2009

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 doctoral theses defended at a university in an EU Member State. The candidate must have obtained his or her doctorate in 2007 or 2008.

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 an abstract setting out the main arguments of the thesis (maximum 3 pages), written in English or French, together with a curriculum vitae in English or French and a certificate confirming that the doctorate has been awarded. An independent selection board has been set up comprising university professors and/or lecturers and at least one CoR member or alternate). The selection board's decisions are final.
The winner of the first prize will receive 6000 €. The selection board may also award up to four merit prizes of 2000 €. The official presentation ceremony will take place during a CoR plenary session, to which the prizewinners will be invited.

To see the original call for applications please click on the following link: (opinions and publications/studies/thesis competitions)
Call for applications (PDF)

Applications to be sent to the following address:
Committee of the Regions
Directorate for Consultative Work (VMA 833)
101 rue Belliard
B – 1040 Brussels

Committee of the Regions of the European Union (CoR)
101 rue Belliard
B-1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2/282 20 01
Fax: +32 (0)2/282 23 30
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