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Mixed Migration Short Essay

Mixed Migration Short Essay Competition 2021

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Mixed Migration Centre calls applications for Short Essay Competition 2021 – Alternative Voices. The MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration. Through the provision of credible evidence and expertise, the MMC aims to support agencies, policymakers and practitioners to make well-informed decisions, to positively impact global and regional migration policies, to contribute to protection and assistance responses for people on the move and to stimulate forward-thinking in the sector responding to mixed migration.


  • The competition is open to writers from and based in Asia, Africa and Latin American countries .
  • Candidates should be 30 years of age or younger.
  • The short essay will be between 1,500-2,000 words long.
  • The perspective can be local or regional, conceptual or based on cases studies.


The winning essays will offer original analysis, alternative narrative or new perspectives of mixed migration and related issues, from the global south, as well as the specific region where the authors are based. The subject matter can relate to any aspect included in mixed migration; such as the politics or trends around migration or displacement; human smuggling or human trafficking; refugees and asylum issues; immobility; human mobility and climate change; migration myths, misconceptions, or biases.


The Mixed Migration Short Essay Competition awards 5 winners with the publication of their essay in a section of MMR2021 dedicated to “Alternative Voices” and receive a prize of USD 1,500 each.

To enter the competition applicants should send a short abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the content of their intended essay to the following email address before the end of Monday the 17 th of May 2021 (CET).

See announcement here


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline17 May,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerMixed Migration Center



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