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The Europaeum is organising this International Graduate Debate from 18th to 20th October 2021 in Estoril, Portugal. The application deadline ends on 26th August 2021.


The Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal is celebrating, in October 2021, the 29th anniversary of its International Annual Meeting in Political Studies – Estoril Political Forum. The Estoril Political Forum 2021 will bring together leading policy-makers and academics from the US, UK, Portugal and the rest of Europe. Keynote speakers will include Marc Plattner (Co-Editor, Journal of Democracy, Washington, D.C.), Carl Gershman (President, The National Endowment for Democracy, Washington D.C.), José Manuel Barroso (Former President of the European Commission; Director, IEP-UCP Centre for European Studies, Lisbon).

The Europaeum will host the “Europaeum Special Debate” which will take place on October 20th. This will be in the form of a public Oxford Union-style event led by Europaeum graduate students and will involve four research graduates, each speaking for and against the given proposition, with expert commentators a hand, and a final open vote on the proposition taken. The motion to be debated will be: “Are Big Tech and Fake News the real threats to democracies today?”

Accommodation, travel and board (including three conference dinners) for this three-day conference will be covered for the selected graduates. Successful applicants are expected to book their own travel and be reimbursed during the conference.

More information on how to apply: https://europaeum.org/opportunities/apply-for-a-europaeum-event/. Students currently enrolled on master’s or PhD courses at a Europaeum member university can apply. The application deadine is 26th August 2021. If you have questions, feel free to write to euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk.