Congratulations to our Schuman Challenge 2022 winners!

The Delegation of the European Union to Canada is delighted to announce the two winners of the 2022 Schuman Challenge, the EU's foreign policy essay competition for Canadian university students.


The Schuman Challenge

The two winners of the Schuman Challenge will receive a study visit to Brussels and experience EU institutions first-hand. The visit will take place in September 2023.

The Schuman Challenge is open to university students at all academic levels—undergrad, postgrad and doctoral studies. This year, the topic of the essay was: "Paradigm shift? What does the EU’s response to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine mean for the future of its foreign policy?"

Our winners

Mathew Yiu Chung Ho is a student of political science at the University of British Columbia, and of management at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
He tells us he is passionate about public policy and global affairs. Mathew also shares that he is excited to use his study visit to Brussels to gain a greater understanding of how the EU is asserting its values in an increasingly complex and multipolar world.

You can read his essay HERE.

Patrick Ferreira  is an undergraduate student in his final year of study at the University of Victoria. Not surprisingly, the history and political science major is an avid follower of European foreign policy.
He tells us that he is excited to have the opportunity not only to visit Europe for the first time, but also to get an up-close look at European political decision-making.

You can read his essay HERE.