Write an Article + Article Guidelines

Would you like to publish an article on Euro Prospects? We encourage all those who are passionate about current (European) affairs or events to write an article on a topic that interests them.

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Have an idea for an article? Email us a brief outline of the topic or send us a draft. From there we will work with you so that your article can be eventually published and added to the website.

Email us at: contact@europrospects.eu

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Types of articles

Your article should be one of the following:

  • Opinion: An opinionated article which presents your view on a specific topic.
  • Analysis: An analytical article should be an objective analysis on a topic or policy.
  • News: News articles are short and should be an informative description on a recent event.

What to write about?

The topic you choose should, generally, be a subject related to European politics, European policy, or the future of Europe. However, an article may also be on other policy areas (see categories below). Your topic may also be on an event outside of Europe, but should have a clear connection to Europe (eg, the effect of an international event on European policy). You may also decide to write on internal politics or policy of a specific European country.

To give you an idea, here are some broad categories to choose from:

  • Elections
  • Foreign policy
  • Legislation
  • Security
  • Migration
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Geopolitics
  • Health
  • Protests
  • Digital transition
  • Energy
  • Culture
  • Rule of law
  • etc…

Structure and Word Count

Visit some already-published articles to get a feel for what your article would look like. Articles should be between 750 to 2000 words (it may be longer upon request, but would then be presented as ‘Long-Form’ article). In short, however, it the structure should the following:

  • Headline/title: Max 85 characters including spaces (format reasons)
  • Lead: One to two sentence hook résumé below the headline which better explains the subject.
  • Image: The image of your article which stands below the lead will normally be made by us, but may be discussed and you may suggest what you’d like to include in it.
  • Byline: date and author (you may decide to remain anonymous)
  • Paragraph lead (optional): a paragraph summary similar to the lead.
  • Body: The main content of your article.
  • Conclusion (optional): Summary & concluding statements (only for opinion or analysis articles)

Writing-Style and Citation Rules

We offer creative freedom related to writing style. We do not impose small academic-style rules related to – for example – apostrophes, expressions, active vs passive voice, British vs American English, and writing out numbers below 10. Since everyone has their own style, possibly due to cultural or personality differences – we want you to focus on expressing what you are passionate about, not hindered by a focus on negligible writing rules.

That said, basic requirements such as correct punctuation, full sentences, and proper English grammar do applyIf your English is not the best, do not worry, this will be taken care of during the revision phase – focus on the content.

Citations are also encouraged in places you deem appropriate (such as where controversial facts and statistics are mentioned). Citations are embedded into phrases with a hyperlink, so all that is needed is a link, not a citation format.