Contributing to the Institute
Are you interested in writing or editing for the Institute? Want to see your work published on an academic basis? Believe in the need for diversity in views? Then read on and find out how you can contribute to the Institute!
We are seeking Writers, Designers and Illustrators to help contribute to the Institute. There are also two board positions to be filled: Director of Communications and Partnerships and Fundraising Officer. For more information, please check out below!
What we Publish
The Institute publishes three main types of articles: Commentary Pieces, Research Briefings and Policy Reviews, in English only. In the future, we are aiming to extend our publications section to a multilingual one in order to create inclusiveness.
Commentary Pieces are smaller, less in-depth pieces and form the bulk of the Institute's work.
They revolve around current affairs and seek to show diverse viewpoints on certain topics of interest;
They should be between 800 and 1200 words, not including footnotes or bibliography;
The style is up to the writers themselves and should reflect the commentary that the writer wishes to give;
Opinion Pieces can be accepted under certain circumstances.
Research Briefings and Policy Reviews are in-depth research pieces that represent the backbone of the Institute
These must be more substantial, researched pieces which look at current or past policy, review it and analyse the subject in detail, providing new ideas to the subject;
They should be between 1500-2000 words and include an abstract
The style should be more professional and academic but remain easily fluid and readable.
Here is our Submission Form.
A Designer's and an Illustrator's Role
As a designer or an illustrator, your role will be that of creating visual content that supports our work. Therefore, you will need to put your creativity and originality into practice and design materials that convey a message or explain certain ideas. Your will also assist us with our latest project – our bi-yearly journal! If interested, you can contribute to writing too and eventually take a stronger role within the association.
We are also recruiting a new board for our new office in Brussels, if you are interested check it out here
Why should you join?
Being part of the Institute is more than just contributing to our articles. Becoming part of our team can open you to many opportunities
Work in a diverse and enthusiastic NGO with ties to many academic teams across Europe and beyond;
Be involved in the European policy-making process;
Function within the Youth Association for a Greater Europe, and participate to their fantastic events;
Expand your CV with academically published articles;
Improve your writing skills through working with a professional team
How to Join?
In order to join, we wish to take an open and inclusive process and therefore you only need to submit your CV along with a short description of what role you wish to take to
Following this, we will review your CV and description and get in contact with you shortly!