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Topic: Youth Migration

The World Bank International Essay Competition 2011 would like to hear your views on the opportunities, challenges and implications of youth migration.

Questions to address in your essay:

1) How has migration (international or internal, in a sending or a receiving country) affected you, your family, your community, or your country?

2) How do you perceive the benefits of migration (increased opportunities for young people, remittances) versus the risks (brain drain, illegal immigration and exploitation of young immigrants)?

3) What actions can you recommend for broadening opportunities for young migrants in their countries of destination and their countries of origin?

Who can participate?

If you are at least 18 and not older than 25 on May 15, 2011, you are eligible to participate.

Calendar 2011

January 17, 2011 – Launch of the Essay Competition

March 17, 2011 – Deadline for submissions

Week of May 2 – Finalists of the essay category announced and winner of the video category announced

May 30 – June 1, 2011– Final Jury in Paris, France (only finalists in the essay category and winner of the video category participate)

June 1, 2011– Award Ceremony during the ABCDE conference in Paris, France