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30 · JANUARY · 2019

IBEI graduate Rocío Fernández wins TEPSA’s Student Contest 2018

Rocío Fernández, student of the Master's in International Relations (2017-18), is the author of the student paper The forgotten solidarity: Taxes. A look into the Irish case, winner of the student contest organised by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA).

Participants were asked to submit an essay or policy brief addressing how the EU should define 'solidarity', and also discussing on potential and concrete policy solutions to be promoted between EU citizens and EU Member States. The paper by Rocío Fernández Suárez argues that solidarity should be achieved within the EU also in the field of taxation to avoid mistrust and to enhance fair competition. Among other ideas, she proposes the creation of a harmonisation plan and an EU Code of Conduct on business taxation.

The winners of the contest also participated in EU@Work seminars, trainings organised by TEPSA in November and December 2018 providing young students with first-hand insights on the functioning of the EU through lectures by leading academics and visits to EU institutions.

Congratulations to Rocío Fernández Suárez for this award!

🔎  Check all the winners of TEPSA’s Student Contest

Rocío Fernández Suárez (2018). The forgotten solidarity: Taxes A look into the Irish case  Rocío Fernández Suárez, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), "The forgotten solidarity: Taxes. A look into the Irish case"