Announcement for competition of ideas DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31st AUGUST 2021

The “Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto di Bologna” intends to announce a competition of ideas composed of 4 prizes, open to young researchers and scholars, on the following subject: The Europe we want. The initiative will take place in collaboration with the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, the City of Bologna, the Emilia Romagna Region, the “Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna” and it will be held under the High Patronage of the European Parliament.



1) Altiero Spinelli Prize Institutional powers and the policies of the future UE

2) Simone Veil Prize Education, research, work, and citizenship

3) Robert Schuman Prize The policies for an environmentally compatible industrial development

4) Antonio Megalizzi and Barto Pedro Orent-Niedzielski Prize Communication means for a widespread outreach of the activities of the Commission and the European Parliament


The prizes will consist in the publication of the winning original essays and a financial contribution of 5000 euros each. More information is available in the attached announcement, also downloadable at Deadline for the application: August 31st 2021.

In case it's not possible to indicate winning essays the prices will be assigned to the best books published in the last 2 years.


Bologna, Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto

The President

Walter Tega

Professor Emeritus, University of Bologna