Award Ceremony: ”SALUS” Award
The “SALUS” award was founded in 2015 as a prize to be awarded to the best policy papers dealing with security policies, written by the students of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences. The aim of this award is to encourage theoretical thinking among students who are also searching for innovative practical solutions for security issues. The authors of the competing policy papers are students who study the Security of Serbia (BA studies) or Security Sector Reform (MA studies, International Security). The prize, which is awarded during the academic portion of the Belgrade Security Forum, is supported by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy.
The prize is awarded to the best three policy papers. The authors of the awarded works receive certificates and are invited to attend the Belgrade Security Forum next year.
Last year Milica Mijatović and Nikola Cuckić won the first prize, Emilija Dimitrijević and Irina Stojanović placed second, and the third prize went to the paper written by Jovana Đurović, Milena Đurović and Mila Aleksić.
Selection process and criteria:
Approximately 60 policy papers have been written during the school year 2016/17. The papers are evaluated in accordance with established criteria. Six of the best papers by bachelor’s students and three of the best papers by master’s students are shortlisted, and after the first round of comments they are returned to the authors for revision. After that, the final versions of the papers are evaluated by a committee composed of the representatives of the BSF and BCSP, which decides on the best three papers.