Demography Prize 2012/13: Call for Papers
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS NOW EXTENDED TO 1 JULY 2013
IF is joining the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG) again this year to promote the fourth biennial Demography Prize for Young Researchers (students, PhD students and postgraduates up to 35 years).
Thanks to the support of the Stiftung Apfelbaum Foundation, a prize fund of €10,000 (ten thousand euros) will be awarded to the essayists of the best papers we receive.
The topic for the Demography Prize 2012/13 is:
“Youth Quotas – The Answer to Changes in Age Demographics?”
The promotion of youth quotas and youth representation in decision-making could be effective in counterbalancing intergenerational injustices in political bodies and institutions. But are they always justified, and how should they be constructed to be most effective?
As organisations whose mission is to promote justice and fairness between generations, IF and FRFG would like to generate a fruitful debate in this area, with a focus on the empowerment of young people in politics and society.
The call for papers is intended to target young scholars of different disciplines. Entries should range from 20 to 40 pages in length. The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2013.
For a complete version of the topic announcement, follow this link.
Recent competitions and prizes (deadlines expired)
FRFG: Intergenerational Justice Award 2011/12
IF co-operates with the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG) on a number of initiatives, including the Intergenerational Justice Review. The FRFG, which is based in Stuttgart, also runs the “Intergenerational Justice Prize”, which offers a prize of €10,000, financed by the Apfelbaum Foundation, for essays on the chosen theme. For 2011/21012, the theme was “The German Debt Brake”. The deadline was 1 June 2012.
The FRFG has recently announced the two winners. The first prize (€6,000) was awarded to Heiko Burret, doctoral candidate at the Walter Eucken Institut, for his essay “Die deutsche Schuldenbremse als Panazee? –Eine Analyse im historischen Kontext” (The German Debt Brake as Panacea? – An Analysis in Historical Context). Lea Sophie Grohmann was awarded second place (€4,000) for her submission “Generationengerechte Finanzpolitik im Bundesstaat – Ohne Aussicht auf Erfolg?“ (Generationally Just Financial Policy at the Level of the Federal State – No Prospect of Success?).
For more information, see the FRFG website.
Demography Prize 2010/11
IF and Germany’s Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (FRFG) also joined forces in 2011 to launch the Third Demography Prize for Young Researchers (closing date for submissions was 1 October 2011).
Papers of between 20 and 40 pages long were requested on the following topic: “Old majority – Young minority: Where is a power shift between generations already visible and how can you balance it?”
The prize was €10,000, funded by the German Apfelbaum Foundation in order to promote a public and science-based debate about demographic change and its consequences.
The following papers were awarded prizes during a Symposium in Berlin on 16 January 2012:
1st Prize (€6,000):
Bettina Munimus: “From a quantitative majority to qualitative power? An examination of interest groups which represent the older generation” (in German) PDF
2nd Prize (€4,000)
Cornelia Wiethaler: “The idea of justice according to Amartya Sen applied to the German social security system – three sketches of a model for local responsibility” (in German) PDF