The European Future Challenge is organised in cooperation with the European Law Students Association (ELSA).
The European Future Challenge is organised in cooperation with the European Law Students Association (ELSA). 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.
The essay competition focuses on issues of sustainability and "Green Innovation" in European law. For our 2023 essay competition, please choose one of the following topics. Participants are also free to submit / summarise academic work they have already written on
Our following sub-questions on the topics are only intended as guidance. Feel free to cover all, concentrate on some or add new ones. We are interested, in particular, in your critical view and innovative ideas of what could also be considered by lawmakers in the future.
Please send your essay to golegal(at)cerhahempel.com by 15 May 2023.
You can find the conditions of participation and the detailed formatting specifications here.
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).
National Award Winner
Each national winner will be awarded a prize of EUR 500.
Each National Award Winner is invited to the award ceremony, which will take place in Vienna and will be offered the opportunity to apply for an internship at a CERHA HEMPEL Office.
International Award Winner
The international winner will be awarded a prize of EUR 1,000 in total.
The International Award Winner is invited to the award ceremony in Vienna. In addition, the International Award Winner will be offered the opportunity to apply for an internship at a CERHA HEMPEL office. The location of the internship can be chosen by the winner.
Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance.
If you have any questions, please contact katharina.dvorak(at)cerhahempel.com or