Voice of Youth Submissions
ECPS Youth is excited to give young people from all backgrounds and disciplines a voice. We call all to write about what they are passionate about.
What bothers you the most in the world we live in? What are you passionate about? What are the problems you see? What and where are the solutions? How can we create a better world in our limited lives borrowed from the next generations? What would you like to see as a change in the world? If you were given a magic wand to change it all, where would you begin?
We would like to hear from you. In an age of increasing populism, racism, social conflict, and poverty, we need to hear about your experience, expertise, inspiration, and creativity. Let’s find our voices, empower the less-heard voices, and become a part of the solution while seeking nurturing positivity in the world.
The generational differences influence policymaking in the global context and the EU. Understanding the world and the value systems of the youth in the EU is crucial to establishing a common ground where the next generations feel heard, represented, understood, and welcomed. ECPS invites young professionals and youth to articulate their needs, worries, concerns, ideas and wants. Voice of Youth invites you to join the talk, have a say, and reach out to the broader public, policymakers, decision-makers, fellow young professionals, youth, academics, and beyond. Your voice matters. Let’s hear from you.
Please see the steps below for submitting. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
If you need brainstorming, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to help create awareness about a broad range of issues from environmental justice to immigration, digital transformations, EU politics, and more. As a source of inspiration on potential topics, see the ECPS website.
Pitch Your Idea
Please submit your one- or two-paragraph pitch. Briefly explain your story or argument. Inform us about the main points and why it matters.
You can develop ideas by examining the ECPS website, researching populism, and thinking about how current problems relate to the topic of populism. We are interested in a broad range of topics such as global governance, EU politics, gender imbalance, civil rights, immigration, recent policies on different themes, the rise of far-right, alternative economies for better democracies, educational policies, youth, and empowerment and more.
Make a Submission
- We recommend keeping your article between 1000-3000 words, with citations included.
- Submissions are to be made as a Word file.
- Please ensure that the facts or statistics you include are supported by research or data – primary references can be included as a hyperlink. Footnotes can be used to provide additional context/explanations.
- Make sure you have one precise topic and discuss it with some evidence. Related themes need to be contextualized around the main topic.
- Use short sentences. Clarity is the priority. Use different sentence styles that enrich the writing and make it easy to read.
- Use topic sentences and summary lines in your paragraphs. In between, have your examples with some evidence and cite your sources.
- Ensure that the essay is written around the main theme and flows. Check transitional words and add more if needed.
- Required citation style is APA.
- Remember to add your references at the end of the essay, including everything you cited, from academic works to media links and websites.
The paper must be original and unpublished. To ensure this please check the existing literature before submitting your pitch. We do not publish articles that have been published elsewhere.
For all the material published in the Voice of Youth section of ECPS, copyright remains with ECPS. ECPS assumes the right to syndicate articles we publish on the condition that all generated revenue is shared equally between ECPS and the author. If writers are approached by a publication or a website wishing to reproduce their work, we request that writers contact us so we can negotiate fees and handle administration.