Students: Submit Essays for Dr. Lamers Peace Prize and Win 1000 Eur - MRU

23 February, 2023
Students: Submit Essays for Dr. Lamers Peace Prize and Win 1000 Eur

Feb. 23rd, 2023, the fifth annual Dr. Karl A. Lamers Peace Prize Essay Contest is being launched. The winner of the prestigious contest will receive a 1000 Euro cash prize. The second place winner will be awarded 600 Euros, and 400 euros will go to the author of the third-best essay.

Prof. h.c. Dr. Karl A. Lamers is a former long-time member of the German Bundestag and the former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He is also an honorary doctor and an honorary professor of MRU, and a long-time and very committed friend of Mykolas Romeris University.

Celebrating Dr. Lamers' commitment to security issues and work in the security area, the Dr. Karl A. Lamers Peace Foundation was founded in 2018. The Foundation maintains, that, for decades, Dr. Lamers has considered it very important to strengthen the relations between Lithuania and Germany and to foster Lithuania’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic community.

The Dr. Karl A. Lamers Peace Foundation organizes and funds student writing on security and peace contests in the universities of various countries in the EU, including the essay competition at MRU. The 1st Peace Prize Competition at MRU was launched four years ago, in 2019.

This year, for the fifth annual Peace Prize competition, students must write an essay on the following topic:

Russia’s War in Ukraine and the “Reinvention” of NATO: Is the Alliance doing enough to help Ukraine and to strengthen NATO’s own deterrence and defence in Europe?

The contest officially begins on February 23rd, 2023, the day of the announcement of the competition.

The deadline is July 31st, 2023.

Essays should be written in English and not exceed 3,000 words. The text should be submitted in a Word document format, Calibri 12 points fonts. Harvard-style referencing and a literature list is recommended.

Essays should be submitted to:

All MRU students enrolled in Bachelor's and Master's Degree programmes by February 23rd, 2023 – the day when competition was announced, are qualified to participate. All Erasmus and international exchange students are also invited to take part and are qualified to do so. Any questions about the competition should be sent to, or directly to Virgis Valentinavicius, MRU’s coordinator of the Competition at:

More detailed information and requirements are enclosed in the attached original "Call for Papers” Issued by the Dr. Lamers Peace Foundation.

( info supplied by MRU Assoc. Prof. Dr. Virgis Valentinavičius, Lecturer at the Institute of Communication and MRU’s Chair of the Lamers Peace Prize Essay Contest )

More info here.