German Marshall Fund Blog Competition on Transatlantic Cooperation

Deadline: 31 July 2014
Open to: bloggers
Award: round trip flight to Brussels to attend a seminar and/or a forum


The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.

GMF is proud to partner with NATO to invite 300- to 500- word blog competition entries that explore, in the words of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, “what has the transatlantic relationship meant to you, and how can we preserve it and make it even stronger for future generations”. The winning entry will be selected based on three key criteria: relevance, breakthrough ideas, and unique visits/web traffic. Each will carry a maximum of 10 points.


The call is opened to all the interested candidates, submitting a blog on the given topic.


The author of the piece that scores the highest will receive a round trip flight and access to the 2015 Brussels Forum. The first, second, and third runners-up will receive a round trip flight and access to the 2015 Brussels Seminar on Global Security.

Brussels Forum is a high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European leaders that addresses pressing issues for both sides of the Atlantic. Its agenda reflects the growing diversity of issues at the core of the transatlantic relationship, as well as the expanding geographic reach of transatlantic cooperation.

The Brussels Seminar on Global Security will convene business, government, and civic leaders from both sides of the Atlantic for a two-day conference that will focus on key themes related to global security. The seminar will reveal how the transatlantic community has developed security measures to adapt to evolving threats around the globe, and will explore how peace and security can be achieved in the 21st century.


The competition is open through to the end of July, with winners announced at the beginning of September.

To submit an entry, please send an email to Enter “Blog Competition” only in the subject line. Entries should also contain name, title, affiliation, and a telephone number. Please note that GMF will fact check and edit all entries in line with its style guide. Participants may use social media to promote their entries for higher unique visits/web traffic.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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