December 4, 2015
CGES, St. Petersburg University
In 2015, 20 research papers in various scientific domains, including sociology, political science, economics and international relations, were submitted to this annual competition. Written by MA and PhD students from Russian and European institutions, the papers covered topical issues of Russian and European societies, as well as of international relations between Russia and Europe.
The Final of the competition took place at CGES on December 4th. 5 Russian selected finalists presented their papers. Two winners were chosen: Natalia Smolentceva (MA student, Freie Universität Berlin/Saint-Petersburg State University) and Olga Vorobyeva (PhD student, European University at Saint Petersburg).
Each of the winners received a grant to undertake a research trip to Europe in early 2016 to collect empirical data and to develop the paper for publication in CGES Working Papers series. In 2016 the Competition will be held again.