Essay Competition

European Future Challenge

The European Future Challenge is organised in cooperation with the European Law Students Association (ELSA).

Essay Competition

The essay competition focuses on issues of sustainability and "Green Innovation" in European law. The topic for 2022 is: The European Green Deal and other legal innovations related to the issue of climate change in Europe.

If you are a law student or young professional in one of the following countries, you are invited to participate: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

Please send your essay to golegal(at) by 30 June 2022.

You can find the conditions of participation and the detailed formatting specifications here.

All essays submitted will be published on our website and all participants receive a certificate of participation.

Prizes will be awarded for the best essay in each participating country (National Award) and for the overall winner selected from all essays submitted (International Award).

Each national winner will be given the opportunity to do an internship at the offices of CERHA HEMPEL in his/her country. The international winner can choose his/her preferred internship location.

All winners will be invited to the award ceremony in Vienna (journey and one overnight stay included).