CRoLEV Short Essay Competition

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Rule of Law and European Values (CRoLEV) (2022-25) at the School of Law of the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) is pleased to announce its 2024 Writing Competition.

Who can enter?

The CRoLEV Short Essay Competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and the general public in Cyprus.

Essay title

Critically discuss the state of the Rule of Law and Democratic Values in the EU in light of widespread disinformation and propaganda.

The essay must not exceed 2000 words including footnotes (maximum 5 pages).

Submission Date: 10th May 2024, 14:00 EEST

Submission Procedure

The submission of each essay must be made via email at: [email protected]

It should be accompanied by a short personal statement by the author explaining the piece.

Each essay must be the product of the participant’s own work. It must not be tainted by plagiarism, collusion or any other form of academic misconduct, including through the use of generative Artificial Intelligence.


The First Prize of €250 Book Voucher from Galaxy Bookshop will be awarded to the writer whose essay addresses the question set in an original, fluent, persuasive, imaginative and otherwise well written manner. A Runner Up Prize of €150 Book Voucher from Galaxy Bookshop will be awarded to the writer found to have written the second-best essay.

Both essays will be published on the CRoLEV website under the Blogs section: or elsewhere.

Contact Details

For any further information please send an email to:  [email protected] or visit

View the poster with all the information here.

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