The essay contest for students on the topics of the panel discussions of the Crimea Academic Forum – 2022

17September 2022

Within the framework of Crimea Academic Forum – 2022, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and its student community in cooperation with leading Ukrainian and foreign universities, their academic and student communities and with the organizational support of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea / Office of the Crimea Platform announce the essay contest for students on the topics of the panel discussions of the Crimea Academic Forum – 2022.

Every participant may choose one of the four topics listed below for his or her essay. The language of all essays and student panel discussions is English. There are no strict requirements regarding essay length. More details are here HERE.

Essay topics and subtopics to cover:
1. Legal status of Crimea: Defining contours of national-territorial autonomy
2. Vision for economic reintegration of Crimea: Rebuilding better?
3. Back to the roots: Restoration of indigenous Crimea in culture, language, and historical memory.
4. Overcoming the disaster: Tackling artificially changed demographics, propaganda and environmental degradation in Crimea


In accordance with the results of the essay contest, 20 authors of the best essay will be selected and invited to participate in student panel discussions on September 29 joined by jury and experts. They may also continue to improve their essays and speeches throughout the academic part of the Forum on September 22 inspired by invited scholars’ and experts’ contributions.

Essay contest winners will be envited to attend the Parlimentary Summit of the Crimea Platform in Zagreb.
The contributions and panel discussion appearances will be evaluated by an experienced jury consisting of scholars, experts and representatives of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Submission deadline: 11:59 p.m., 17 September.

Results announcement: 23 September.
Participation in student panel discussions: 29 September.


Send your essays to [email protected].

Along with the essay, it is necessary to indicate the name, e-mail and telephone number for feedback, educational institution and year of study of the participant.
Individuals enrolled in Ukrainian or foreign higher education institutions at the time the Forum will take place can participate in the competition, regardless of the degree the participant is obtaining.


Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and USAID Ukraine Human Rights in Action are also the partners of the event.

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience, and advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity. USAID has partnered with Ukraine since 1992, providing more than $3 billion in assistance. USAID’s current strategic priorities include strengthening democracy and good governance, promoting economic development and energy security, improving health care systems, and mitigating the effects of the conflict in the east. For additional information about USAID in Ukraine, please call USAID’s Development Outreach and Communications Office at: +38 (044) 521-5753. You may also visit our website: or our Facebook page at

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