Wednesday, February 02, 2011

World Bank Essay Competition 2011

The World Bank is accepting essays or videos about youth migration from young people, aged 18-25, from all over the world. Application deadline: March 17, 2011.

The contest is open to all young people, students and non-students alike, between the ages of 18 and 25, from all countries of the world. Submissions can be made in English, French or Spanish and the format can be an essay with no more than 4000 words or a video no longer than 2 minutes.

The World Bank International Essay Competition 2011 would like to hear your views on the opportunities, challenges and implications of youth migration.

Questions to address in your essay / video :

1) How has migration (international or internal, in a sending or a receiving country) affected you, your family, your community, or your country?

2) How do you perceive the benefits of migration (increased opportunities for young people, remittances) versus the risks (brain drain, illegal immigration and exploitation of young immigrants)?

3) What actions can you recommend for broadening opportunities for young migrants in their countries of destination and their countries of origin?

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