About the Prizes

Casa África announces the 2009 CASA ÁFRICA Prizes for essays on African topics, whose aim is to recognize, encourage and disseminate original and unpublished essays which enhance knowledge about Hispano-African relations with respect to the two contexts or issues indicated in rule number 4: Economic Relations between Sub-Saharan Africa and Spain, and Democratic Consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prizes: Each of the selected works shall be awarded a prize of 4,000 euros

The application form and four copies of the essay must be sent before 31 October 2009

1. Casa África Prize for selected essay on economic relations between Sub-Saharan Africa and Spain. Given the broad scope of this topic a number of concepts of special interest are suggested:

  • Impact of the economic crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Remittances and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Promotion of investment and commercial relations between Spain and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Economic Association Agreements between the EU and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Business cooperation and economic growth
  • Analysis of means to internationalize Spanish enterprise in Sub-Saharan Africa

2. Casa África Prize for selected essay on democratic consolidation in Sub-Saharan Africa. A number of possible contexts to develop this topic are likewise suggested:

  • Governability
  • Strengthening public institutions
  • Democratic participation and civil society
  • Weak states or situations of weakness
  • Constitutionalism processes in Africa
  • Democracy in Africa after five decades of independence
  • The role of the AU and regional initiatives on governance in Africa
  • European influence in progress toward democracy: support or interference
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