ROBERT SCHUMAN ESSAY COMPETITION. Young EU citizens aged 16-18 are invited to submit an essay by December 31 on "European culture - what does this mean to you?" to the European People's Party Group (Christian Democrats). The best three entrants will receive a scholarship for a study or language course in the EU and a trip to Strasbourg or Brussels to see the European Parliament in action. Last year's winner, Maria Canal Fontcuberta from Spain, and her essay were featured in The European. Details: EPP Group Press Service, European Parliament, Rue Belliard 97-113, B-1047 Brussels.
SCHOOL CHARTER: ANNE FRANK EDUCATIONAL TRUST. There is still time for primary and secondary schools to submit their ideas for a school charter to help promote Anne Frank's hopes and ideals. An additional arts and crafts prize will be awarded by the Graves Gallery, Sheffield, for the most creative interpretation. Large three-dimensional items or installations can be submitted by photograph. Closing date: December 2. Details: 0181 340 9077.