Essay Contest for Free Trip to Kyiv Security Forum

Deadline: 15 October 2012
Open to: students of senior courses, PhD students, researchers, representatives of youth and civil organizations, who are interested in issues of international relations, foreign policy and international security.
Venue: 23 – 24 November 2012, Kyiv, Ukraine

About the Forum

Youth Kyiv Security Forum (KSF – Y) is the new initiative of Open Ukraine Foundation, which aims at creation of a discussion platform for young experts from different countries on important issues of international relations and foreign policy. The main goals of the Forum are enhancing of role of new generation and increasing their capacity to participate in policy analyses and policy development processes. Youth Forum will be held in the partnership with regional Representation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine, and on the support of The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (a project of German Marshall Fund, USA), Center of NATO Information and Documentation in Ukraine and Democratic Control of Armed Forces (Switzerland).

The topic of the Forum is “Human Security in international relations.” Human security is an emerging paradigm for understanding global vulnerabilities whose proponents challenge the traditional notion of national security by arguing that the proper referent for international security should be the individual. Participation in the Forum will open opportunities for young people to discuss actual problems of human security during the international conference, and also become active participants of workshops and trainings, scheduled in the program of KSF – Y. The participants also will have a chance to communicate with leading experts, analysts from different countries, who are specialized on the issues of “human security” in international relations. The working languages of the Forum will be English and Ukrainian.

Requirements to Participate in the Essay Contest:

The organizers cover expenses during the Forum for 15 participants. For the best five essay writers – all expenses, including travel costs, for the other 10 – accommodation and meals will be covered (travel costs should be paid by themselves).

Students of senior courses, PhD students, researchers, representatives of youth and civil organizations who are interested in issues of international relations, foreign policy and international security are invited to participate in the essay contest. The participants are encouraged to write a short essay of no more than 6,000 characters in English or Ukrainian. One participant can choose only one topic from those listed below:

ESSAY TOPICS (for choice):
1.    Human Security in International relations: making world a better place
2.    Increasing role of human security in international organizations: human security in NATO strategies
3.    United Nations – a friend of human security
4.    Food Security – the main issue for every human?
5.    Human Security in military conflicts


In addition to your completed essay, please send a completed registration form (Available HERE) to (subject: KSF – Y). The deadline is October 15, 2012. The contest results will be announced after November 1, 2012.

For further details do not hesitate to contact Ms. Viktoriya Osipovych by e-mail at or by phone: +38(044)220-1840, +38(067)214-3462.

For more information, please visit the original website HERE.

3 thoughts on “Essay Contest for Free Trip to Kyiv Security Forum

  1. Thank you for this invitation of essay writing.

    It is good since it open up more opportunities for research for students and the community.

    For sure I will apply to write nice essay for complying to visit in Ukraine with other people.

    Best regards

    mabula Joseph Donald

    +255 765 872 830

      1. Dear Aslam,

        We are not having the follow-up information on where you access the winning essays. The winners are probably to be informed via e-mail. However, you might want to ask the assigned contact persons for all the concerns you have.

        Kind regards,
        Mladiinfo team

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