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Sakharov Prize competition: Call for contributions from students

The European Parliament Liaison Office in Dublin is seeking applications for this year’s Sakharov Student Journalism prize. The Sakharov Prize is awarded every year by the European Parliament to honour exceptional individuals and organisations that have defended human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Are you a student?

Are you interested in human rights?

If so, you could win a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg in 2021 (circumstances permitting).

This year’s nominees include the democratic opposition in Belarus represented by the Coordination Council, nominated by EPPS&D and Renew Europe; Archbishop of Mosul, Mgr Najeeb Moussa Michaeel, nominated by ID; and the Guapinol environmental activists and Berta Cáceres from Honduras, nominated by the Greens/EFA and GUE/NGL.

To enter:

Simply submit a published report (published in a mainstream news outlet, student paper or student media outlet) on the 2020 Sakharov Prize, any of this year’s finalists or a previous winner by Friday November 27th. Entries will be accepted in any format including print, broadcast, online or a combination thereof.


The competition is open to students registered in a recognised 3rd-level institution in Ireland. For more information and to register your interest before the 30th October, please email:

Terms and Conditions apply - the judge’s decision is final.

Sakharov Prize 2020