30/06/2023 GIP

GIP Awards Annual Prize at the College of Europe

We are pleased to continue the honorable tradition of awarding College of Europe students with the GIP prize for the best MA thesis on the Eastern Partnership (EaP).

This year GIP awarded the College of Europe student, Eva Strnadova  for the best MA Thesis on the Eastern Partnership (EaP). Eva will receive a GIP prize for the thesis titled ”Un-Likeminded Partners: Limits of the US and EU’s Economic Leverage to Curb Democracy Deficits in Their Respective Neighbourhoods”.

GIP established its special prize for the best MA Thesis on Eastern Partnership for College of Europe students in 2020 on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the College of Europe.

The MA thesis prize aims at promoting academic research on the EaP region, as well as at encouraging young scholars’ ideas and research on the future prospects of the Eastern Partnership program. Students of both Bruges and Natolin campuses, who obtain the mark of 16/20 (Very good) or higher and whose research covers the EaP region – either by providing a comparative study of two EaP countries or by discussing the prospect of the EaP format – are eligible to apply for the MA thesis prize. This year, GIP received 14 entries for the award competition.

The GIP award was presented at the annual closing ceremony of the College’s – Bruges campus, held in the Bruges Concert Hall, on June 23, 2023.

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