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EUCE Essay Prize

Posted by Admin on December 19, 2014 in Awards, Students

The European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie University is funded in part by the European Union to study comparative polices pertaining to the European Union (EU) and Canada; EU-Canada relations and EU policies more generally.

The Centre has established an award for the best essay on any aspect of the European Union. Students are encouraged to examine topics that deal with individual member states or the Union as a whole.




The EUCE Essay Award is open to all registered full-time or part-time (minimum of three courses) Dalhousie University students who are presently enrolled in a graduate program or undergraduate study. All papers are to be submitted in both electronic form and hard copy following the standards of the APA style guide in 12 point font, double spaced, and must be between 4,000 and 5,000 words in length.

Please submit all papers by April 17, 2015 to


Past Winners

Ben Bisset

The European Parliament and the MERCOSUR Parliament as Tests of Rationalist Theories of International Relations [PDF - 227kB]

Davin St. Pierre


Energy security can be defined as a state of reliable, uninterrupted, and adequate supply of energy at reasonable prices. "Transitioning a jurisdiction to an energy secure future - Finland" explores the energy sources, systems, services, and policies that exist in Finland today to 

develop recommendations on how it might achieve greater energy security in the future. There are numerous complex energy security indicator frameworks, however, an effective means of organizing concise directives when exploring energy security can be to relate all considerations through the scope of Availability, Affordability, and Acceptability. Based on these three indicators, recommendations are made on how Finland can adapt their policies, programs, and services to anticipate evolving demands in the world of energy security.

Davin accepting his award from Ruben Zaiotti, Director of the EUCE