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Hans Adriaansen Student Awards

Via the European Corsortium of Liberal Arts and Sciences

ECOLAS is a network of institutions and programmes dedicated to the liberal arts within the European Higher Education Area. In addressing the central issues surrounding the development of undergraduate education for 21st century Europe, ECOLAS strives to foster and disseminate the good practices associated with the liberal arts tradition.

Your generation has a great deal of hope but also concerns for the future of our societies.  While you have a deep desire to make the world a better place, sometimes you feel that your views are not taken seriously or that your potential contribution is dismissed by older generations or those in power.

ECOLAS would like to make your views, as the views of young Europeans, more visible and public. This year Hans Adriaansens Student Awards is therefore called Europe’s Youth, Its Hopes and Discontents.


In order to be considered for the Hans Adriaansens Student Awards, please complete the survey linked below, which includes a number of essay questions. Up to 8 of you who give the most interesting and thought-provoking answers to these questions will be asked to engage in conversations in their local communities – both academic and non-academic – about the issues they have raised and writing a report about those conversations. Those 8 selected students will receive an award of €500 each


You can complete the survey here. Please complete it by April 6, 2021. We will get in touch with the winners by April 15 to discuss the next steps. You can find out more about the Hans Adriaansens Student Awards at our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cierny@ecolas.eu.