Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge (GDPPC)

GDPPC is an ongoing written and oral policy competition for undergraduate students from around the world. The 2013-2014 topic is 'Rethinking Drugs'.

09.09.2013 | Marie Louise Bro Pold

The 2013-2014 Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge // Rethinking Drugs

GDPPC is an ongoing written and oral policy competition for undergraduate students from around the world. It provides a platform which embraces the concept of open society, bringing together outstanding undergraduate students from across the globe in an effort to foster a rich and lively exchange of ideas through critical thinking and well informed debates. This year’s theme “Rethinking Drugs” invites participants to explore the policy questions raised in the area of international drug policy.

Competition format and prizes:

  • Students are asked to explore what policies governments should adopt to address the current challenges drugs, and drug-related crime and violence pose on a social and political level.
  • Students are asked to submit two written papers (a policy memo and a policy brief) on different scenarios.
  • Deadline is 30 October 2013.
  • Outstanding students have a chance to present their ideas at a final forum in Budapest with the chance of winning one of up to five $10.000 scholarships and grants.

Partners:
The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) has partnered with the International Debate Education Association (UK), the IDEA Central Foundation, the European Council of Foreign Relations as well as the School of Public Policy at Central European University to organize the third round of the Global Public Policy and Debate Challenge (GDPPC). The Challenge is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.

For more information, please refer to this website gdppc.idebate.org, which contains all the relevant information in more detail.

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