Applications now open to write for the Europe Monitor

Are you an undergraduate interested in developing your writing skills? 

Have you received high marks for an essay and want to share it? 

Applications are now open to write for the Europe Monitor!

The Europe Monitor is a platform created to share outstanding undergraduate research related to European affairs. 

Students develop a written piece, receive editing advice from CES academics, and the final product is then published on our website. It's a great way to polish your written work and share it to a public platform. Most of all, its a great opportunity to flex your writing muscles and craft an article of your choosing (as long as it somehow relates to European affairs). Many Europe Monitor writers in the past have linked their articles on resumes for applications and/or posted them on social media as a way to share their writing skills and research interests with their online community. 

We are relaunching the Europe Monitor this year, and are looking for a broad variety of articles on different topics related to EU affairs. This includes current affairs, politics, culture, history, art and philosophy. Be as creative as you like with the brief, the idea with the Europe Monitor is to give undergrads a platform to share the breadth of their knowledge and writing abilities. A lot of effort is put in to written work at the undergraduate level, which often goes largely unseen as a mark among many others on students' transcripts. The Europe Monitor aims to give students an opportunity for their resume based on their writing skills alone - without a need for a CV or a resume!

Students can apply to the Europe Monitor by either: 

  • Submitting a recent essay related to European affairs. 

  • Or, alternatively, by submitting an abstract of a short article you intend to write related to European affairs, along with an example of recent written work. 


Interested in applying? 

To apply, please send a short biography and an example of your written work to Please also CC

If you already have an article ready that you'd like to submit, please send over a pdf - otherwise we're happy to see any kind of written work just to get an idea of your writing style.

Shortlisted students will then be invited to a short zoom interview. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. 

If you are based in Canberra, there are opportunities for Europe Monitor writers to get involved with the Centre for European Studies. This could include an opportunity to share your work at one of our events, or special attendance to private events with special guests related to your research topic. We are also eager to link you up with our broader academic community, should you write on a topic where we have a certain expert in mind.

If you have any further questions about applications, please send these through to

Updated:  7 February 2024/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications