Essay Contest: “Germany in Europe”

 The University of St. Thomas’ German Program announces a campus-wide essay contest on the theme of Germany in Europe. The contest is sponsored by the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Washington DC.  Germany in Europe, hopes to engage American students in the ongoing debate on Germany and its evolving role within the European Union.

Germany has the strongest economy and largest population in the European Union.  However, at times it seems reluctant to take on the leadership role.  The essay question below addresses the opportunities and apprehensions that accompany Germany’s evolving role both within and outside the European Union.

The winner of the essay contest will receive an iPad, national recognition, and possible publication of the essay in a German political magazine; runner-ups will receive cash prize.

Submission & Deadline:  The essay along with the submission form must be submitted via e-mail no later than 5:00pm, April 17, 2014.

Please send the submission to: Dr. Susanne M. Wagner, 

Notification: The winners will be notified at the beginning of May.

Germany in Europe Essay Contest