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For the 13th consecutive year, Casa África announces its Essay Prize on African themes with the aim of recognising, encouraging and disseminating original and unpublished essays that contribute to a better knowledge of the African continent.
The theme chosen for this year's edition is Migrations.
Migrations are a phenomenon inherent to humanity since the beginning of history. We are also living at a time when migration from the African continent to Europe is on the rise, in confluence with a situation of pandemic and global crisis and in the context of an interconnected and interdependent planet. It is therefore essential to reflect on mobility, its origins, its causes and its possible impact, and to propose creative and sustainable solutions to the problems that it poses.
For all these reasons, Casa África has decided to dedicate the 13th edition of its essay prize to migrations, their effects on the African continent, future trends, possible solutions...
This call is open to any natural person over the age of 18 of any nationality and resident in any country who has no work and/or professional relationship with Casa África, nor any of the institutions that make it up (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Government of the Canary Islands and the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). The winners of previous calls for proposals are also not eligible to participate.
As in previous editions, only one essay per author will be accepted, although the same essay may be signed by several authors.
The winning work will be published in our Essay Prize Collection and a prize of 2,000 euros will also be awarded, subject to Spanish tax legislation in force at the time of payment, regardless of the country of tax residence of the winning author(s).
The essays must be original, unpublished and must not have won any prizes or be pending a decision in other competitions, and may be submitted in Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.
To participate, it is essential to fill in the application form attached to the call for entries.
The submission of the essays may be made in any of the places established in article 16.4 of Law 39/2015, of 1 October, on the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations, that is to say:
The deadline for participation is from 15 December 2021 to 15 April 2022* at 13:00 hours (GMT+0).
*As 15 April is a bank holiday in Spain, the deadline is extended to the following working day: 18 April 2022.
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