GUIDANCE FOR DRAFTING AND SUBMITTING A PAPER
3rd CSDP Olympiad, Slovakia
(Residential phase 4th - 7th October 2016)
This part of the 3rd CSDP Olympiad aims at improving
the basic knowledge of cadets on CSDP by providing them with the incentive
to study a specific aspect of CSDP in more detail, through the elaboration
and submission of an approximately about 3,500 words paper.
provide extra motivation, all accepted papers will be collected and published
in printing after the competition. The authors of the 10 best papers will
get the opportunity to present their paper to their peers and to a competent
jury, during the residential phase in Slovakia. The winner of this phase
will be awarded.
a) Choice of the title
The participants will choose a topic of the relevant list of the topics and will inform
the ESDC Secretariat and Organizers of the topic that they choose no later
22nd January 2016, at the Olympiad site by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org
and email@example.com). The Secretariat will confirm the receipt
of the title. Participants can, with the approval of their national Point
of Contact, also suggest a title of their own choice, as long as it is
related to CSDP/CFSP and allows the participant to express an informed
opinion on the chosen topic. The title should be proposed to the ESDC
Secretariat by the deadline mentioned above. The Secretariat will confirm
whether the title is acceptable or not. Participants that do not indicate
a topic of choice by the
22nd January 2016, will be attributed a subject
by the ESDC Secretariat. There is no appeal possible against the decisions
of the ESDC Secretariat concerning the choice of subjects.
b) Drafting of the paper
The drafting of the paper can start as soon as the participant has chosen
a title from the list or as soon as the suggested subject has been agreed
by the ESDC Secretariat.
c) Submission of the paper
All papers must be submitted to the ESDC Secretariat
May 2016 by e-mail. The ESDC Secretariat will confirm the receipt
of the paper. Papers arriving after the
May 2016 will not be eligible
for the competition, unless the participant provides written proof that
the document has been sent on time.
All papers will be graded
by a team consisting of national and EU level specialists between
May 2016 – 20th June 2016. Each admitted paper shall be graded
by two persons. The final score will be the average of the two scores.
The participants will receive their scores at
the latest on
8th July 2016
and at the same time will be informed
if they are selected to present their paper during the residential phase.
|4. Guidance for the writing of the paper
Regulation on how to author & evaluate Essays -
In case that the Secretariat
suspects plagiarism, the national points of contacts will be informed
about the suspicion and together with the Secretariat will take a final
decision. If plagiarism is considered proven, the work will be excluded
from the competition and from the written publication. The appropriate
disciplinary procedure will be started at national level, based on the
the extent of quotations in the text of the paper should not exceed the
30 % of the total extent of the paper.
|6. Oral presentation
10 papers with the highest score will be eligible for an oral presentation
during the residential phase in Slovakia. During the presentation,
each participant will receive a score from a jury of experts and from
the other participants. The final order will be based on the weighted
average score of the written phase (50 %),
the score of the jury (25 %) and the average
score of the other participants (25 %) for
the oral presentation.
the end of the presentations, the jury will announce who has obtained
the highest score.
|CSDP OLYMPIAD TOPICS|
Paper writing topics
- Cyberspace as new dimension of European security
- The role of the European Union in maritime security
- Challenges and opportunities for the EU in a changing global environment
- The current state of the European energy security supply
- Operational capability of the EU Battle groups
- "Pooling & Sharing" as the answer to Europe's capability shortfalls.
- The role of CSDP in the EU’s comprehensive approach
- The role that CSDP could play in countering hybrid threats
- The relevance of the EU’s CSDP in light of the United States’ “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region.
- The impact of a potential Brexit on further development in CSDP