The different types of work that can be entered are:
1) Scientific paper
This can comprise theoretical research or a case study.
It must be submitted in writing.
Format and structure:
Groups of up to 5 students can take part.
The paper must deal with an aspect of the theme of the Forum.
It should be 7-10 pages (3,500-5,000 words) in length and the oral presentation will be 15 minutes.
The document must be set out as follows:
Cover: title, name and university of the authors, name and university of the supervisor/s
Summary: 5-10 lines
Introduction: outline the aims, based on the initial question which it intends to answer or problem it intends to resolve
Findings /Analysis: main arguments, analysis of the data obtained, description of case studies, analysis and discussion of other views on the same subject, etc.
Conclusions: reach conclusions based on the arguments or evidence provided in the text of the communication.
Bibliography used and references cited in the paper.
The day of the UIC Barcelona Forum, the work must be presented either orally.
2) Social project
Social projects are defined as those that, in some way, improve our environment from a social, cultural or ecological point of view. They must be of a transformative nature, or raise awareness, and do not necessarily have to be linked to volunteer or international cooperation projects. Projects must be completed or, at the very least, have been started. For the record, some form of proof must be provided (certificate, letter, report, etc.).
Social projects can be presented in written format, video or poster.
All social projects submitted must meet the following requirements:
Include a previous theoretical framework which justifies the project and details of key bibliography in relation to the theme of this year’s UIC Forum.
Establish the project objectives.
Present the project, clearly stating:
Its relevance to the theme of this year’s UIC Forum
The feasibility of the project
What it involves (for projects that have been started but are as yet unfinished projects, it must be demonstrated, through some form of proof, that the project is underway)
Consequences of the implementation of the project (review of any achievements).
The background documentation that must be submitted by 23 December (see Phase 1 below) must be supplied in text format (pdf or word).
A debating tournament will be held for up to a maximum of 16 teams. The aim of the competition is not to strengthen rhetoric skills but instead the ability to argue and create a personal discourse on the topic for this year’s UIC Barcelona Forum: “Next Generation Leaders. Ordinary Leaders with Ordinary Lives”.
On 23 November each team will participate in a training session that will help them give their presentation. Depending on their prior experience in the Debating Forum and the results of their training session, the team’s profiles will be decided so they can be grouped into different levels.
The competition consists of a first stage involving groups each containing 4 teams, that will compete among themselves. The best members of each group will go to the semi-finals and the winner of each semi-final will go on to the final.
During the training session we will provide participants with a copy of the Competition Rules, explaining how the competition works in detail, including the marking criteria, penalisations, and everything that is necessary for the competition to work properly.
The best entry for each type of proposal (written communication, social project and debate) will receive a € 600 gift voucher to be redeemed at the bookstore Troa Librerías or El Corte Inglés.
The jury reserves the right to declare the prize void.
All participants who have submitted an entry to UIC Barcelona Forum 2020 and have taken part on the day of the Forum will receive a certificate of participation. UIC Barcelona students taking part in the Forum will be awarded 1 ECTS credit.
Any participants who wish to submit their entries to the International UNIV Congress held in Rome in April 2020 can apply for a grant to attend the congress with one of the associations with which the UIC has an agreement. The scholarships will be paid directly to the association organising the trip.
The pre-requisites for applying for a scholarship are:
To have taken part in the Forum UIC Barcelona 2020 and to have presented an entry on the day of the Forum;
The work presented must have reached the level of quality required by the Organising Committee;
To have submitted a letter of motivation stating the reasons you wish to attend the UNIV-Congress International;
To apply to the Organising Committee for a grant using the form below before 15 March.
Students who are awarded a scholarship will be asked, on returning from Rome, to submit a one-minute video explaining:
Which type of proposal they have taken part
Who they wanted to take part
What they have gained from the experience, personally and professionally.