“Francisco Javier Landaburu UNIVERSITAS” Prize 2024 for research work on Europe.

Theme: Women’s Contribution to European Construction.

In 2001, EuroBasque decided mark its 50th anniversary by setting up the “Francisco Javier de Landaburu Universitas” Research Prize, in memory of Landaburu who was a member of the first EuroBasque Management Board and a leading scholar and intellectual on European themes. This Prize is awarded annually and seeks to:

2024 THEME: Women’s Contribution to European Construction.

DEADLINE: 15 March 2024

EuroBasque, Basque Council of the European Movement.

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  • Promote studies and reflections on the aspects of current European issues of greatest interest for citizens at the time of the call for entries
  • Encourage researchers of different generations to focus their subject matter on the European integration process
  • Contribute to keeping the debate on the future of the EU alive, in order to be prepared for the great changes that are occurring in our economies, societies and forms of political organisation,
  • And disseminate the identity, purposes and activities of EuroBasque, by awarding the research that contributes to its mission.
2024 THEME: Women’s Contribution to European Construction.

DEADLINE:15 March 2024

EuroBasque, Basque Council of the European Movement.

Telephone: 945 12 35 38

of the Prize
Monetary award
Who may enter
of the 2024 call
How to enter
Evaluation criteria
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“Francisco Javier Landaburu UNIVERSITAS” 2024

The EuroBasque General Board has agreed to issue the call for entries for the 2024 “Francisco Javier Landaburu UNIVERSITAS” prize for unpublished research – consisting of monographic papers prepared from any scientific perspective – on “women’s contribution to European construction”. Further information is available in Section 3 below.

People interested in taking part in this event must submit, following the instructions given, a research project that must be developed as a test should it be awarded the prize.The results of the research projects that analyse the role of women in the construction of Europe, that are to be made public, will be published in the European Collection-Europa Bilduma, that is co-published by EuroBasque and the UPV/EHU Editorial Service.

2024 Theme:

“Women’s contribution to European construction”

The award

The monetary award for the prize in its different categories will be as follows:

  • First prize: EUR 5,000 for the best research project.
  • Youth Prize for the Basque University system: EUR 2,000 for a research project by a person from the Basque university system who, at the time of the research project deadline (15 March 2024) are 35 or under.
  • One runner-up prize: EUR 2,000 for a research project selected by the Jury.

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation criteria to award the Prize and select the runner-up prize are the scientific-technical quality of the projects and the relevance of their contributions.

The Jury may award the Prize and/or runner-up prize equally to several projects; in that event, they amounts envisaged in this call will be divided on a pro rata basis between the awarded projects.

Furthermore, the Jury may decide not to award the Prize and/or runner-up prize if it deems that none of the entries meet the requirements or the necessary quality conditions.

The Jury may unanimously agree to award a second runner-up prize, in the same terms as in the first runner-up prize.

If the prize or runner-up prize are awarded to a project entered by a group, all the members of the group will be considered its beneficiaries for all relevant legal purposes. The amount of the prize or of the runner-up prize will be distributed according to the participation percentage that each working group has established for each of its members; should those percentages have not been specified, the prize will be divided equally between each member of the working group.


The prize-winners will receive the payment in two instalments. 35% will be paid at the time of the award and payment of the remaining 65% will be made once the evaluation committee has received and approved the final outcome of the project.

Who may enter?

Individuals with a university degree may enter.

Individuals and work teams set up for the purpose of the prize are eligible to enter. In the case of working groups, the person heading the research team will be duly accredited.

Furthermore, the participation percentage of each member of the group in the entered project must be expressly stated.

2024 THEME: Women’s Contribution to European Construction.


The theme of the 2024 Landaburu Universita call seeks to contribute to better knowledge and dissemination of the role of women in the construction of the European Union.

In contrast to what happens with other themes studying European integration, the monitoring of the roles and contributions of women has been an issue that EuroBasque considers to have been so far generally overlooked. Admittedly, women have begun to have greater visibility and play a greater role in the EU in the 21st century, and have even presided the European Parliament or Commission. Yet much less is known about the women who took part in the early phases of the integration, particularly in the period between the 1948 Congress of Europe and the 1990s. Research aimed at identifying those women and raising awareness of their contributions did not begin to emerge until much more recently.

EuroBasque is committed to the fundamental values of the EU, where great emphasis is placed on equality, and believes that it is right and fair to promote activities to create and disseminate knowledge that showcases those women and contributes to their being part of the collective memory as many of those women are unknown both to the general public and to experts.

EuroBasque has thus created the “Emakumeak eta Europa / Women and Europe” work stream, whose mission is to research and disseminate women’s contributions to the European construction process. The 2024 Landaburu Universitas Prize is part of this work stream.

Research approaches that, without being exhaustive, are eligible for this call:

The aims of this research call include, but are not limited to, contributing to answering questions such as the following: Which women were influential in European construction? What were their contributions? Which have been the challenges, difficulties and opportunities for women to participate in European integration? ? In which way were women involved in the construction of Europe? Who were they? What has been their impact on culture, science, sport, politics and the economy? What is the current situation in Europe regarding equality? Which future challenges must the EU face from a feminist perspective? The research to be carried out can be in any academic or scientific field, the research can focus both on the contribution on specific women, and, inter alia, on the track record of transnational feminist movements, associations and/or women’s assemblies in different areas that have influenced the design of the European Union or its institutional development.

Other possible research areas are women who contributed to the integration of the continent, to peace or to fostering democratic values in the Council of Europe,along with those whose contributions have been activities or achievements in the world of culture and art, science, sport and European intangible and tangible heritage in general.

Notwithstanding other approaches or themes, projects that analyse gender equality and equity proposals and measures in the present and in the future,along with those who seek to advance towards women’s empowerment and to achieve full equality between women and men in the EU, may likewise be entered.

Entry and submitting documents


    • a. Fill in the required forms.
    • Prepare the required documentation in digital format.
    • Access the electronic processing using the button.


The following must be submitted along with the entry form:

– A research project report that must include the following:
    • Title
    • Summary of the project (maximum two pages).
    • Description of the specific objectives of the project.
    • Specific and general objectives and hypothesis of the research.
    • Bibliography.
    • Address, email and telephone contact of the applicant or, in the case of team entries, the contact person of the research team.
– CV (maximum two pages). In the case of a team entry, of all the members of the team.
    • The prize-winners must provide a copy of the documents that accredit the merits included in the CV, prior to the transfer of the first payments. Failure to justify the merits or in the case of the CV information being inaccurate may lead to the awarding of the prize being cancelled.
– The entry deadline is 15 March 2024.
– Acceptance of the terms and conditions.
    • Entry implies acceptance by the person in question of the terms and conditions established in this call.

Jury decision


The Jury of the Francisco Javier de Landaburu Universitas Prize, will comprise the following members:

    • EuroBasque Chair (Chair of the Jury)
    • EuroBasque General Secretary (Secretary of the Jury)
    • 2 members of the EuroBasque Management Board
    • 1 representative of the Basque Government.
    • 1 representative of the Basque Parliament.


    • The originality of the work approach will be evaluated.
    • The quality, rigor and plausibility of the research project will be appraised.
    • The training of the researcher or research team, and its fit with the proposed theme will be assessed.
    • The academic record and/or prior publications, mainly those directly related to the proposed theme will be evaluated.
    • Credit will be given to cross-cutting and interdisciplinary approaches.
    • The decision may be taken not to award the prizes, whether totally or partially, if none of the entries meet the necessary quality and guarantees in the opinion of the Jury.
    • The Jury decisions will require the majority of its members. The Chair of the Jury will hold the casting vote.


    • The Jury will be entitled to amend the prize award decision and, as applicable, require the refunding of any amounts paid on account if the prize-winners do not met the interim milestones for delivering the reports on the progress of the project, or do not reach the appropriate levels of research quality, and/or scientific rigor and ethics, including plagiarism and lack of personal originality of the work, or its total or partial prior publication.

      The Jury may decide that the amount of the first Prize or runner-up prizes is to be refunded if the prize-winners do not fulfil the requirements of the call.

Obligations of the prize-winners

Prize-winners. By accepting the prize, the prize-winners undertake to submit a research paper as per the terms set out below.

  • The research paper must be unpublished and be written in Basque or Spanish. Papers in other European languages, preferably in English, will exceptionally be accepted in this call, in order to facilitate the submission of research that provides knowledge on women from other European countries.
  • The editing and publication rights of the research work will not be committed in any way to any person, institution or entity.
  • The research will not be significantly similar to any research work that may have been entered to the prize in previous years.
  • The minimum length of the research projects will be 30,000 words and may not exceed 35,000 words. The research paper will be paginated and will include an index referring to the page number of its content.
  • The work must comply with the instructions regarding format, style, citation rules, etc., which will be given at the time of awarding the prize.
  • If the papers include tables, illustrations or images that are the work of third parties, the prize-winners must provide proof that they have the right to the peaceful use of those elements.
  • The deadline for submitting the papers will be 10 December 2024.
  • The work will be submitted electronically: button.

EuroBasque may ask the prize-winners for regular reports on the progress of the research project.

The exploitation rights of the first Prize and runner-up prizes will be assigned exclusively and free of charge to EuroBasque; the prize-winners will undertake to provide the appropriate document, when necessary, to duly put on public record the assignment of the intellectual property rights that are envisaged herein; EuroBasque reserves the right to publish the prize-winning projects.

The prize-winners may not be published by any other means or under any physical or digital format, without the prior and express authorisation of EuroBasque.