VdA Academia, Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA)'s training academy duly certified by DGERT is launching its 2017 International Award edition together with Almedina publishers. This award is open to all Law students coming from Portugal, Portuguese speaking countries or member countries of OHADA.

Entrants to the award apply by presenting a written research paper on a certain subject which, in 2017 will be "Social networks: freedom's rights and limits". The deadline for handing in papers is the 31 May 2017. The award amounts to € 3.000 for the first prize and € 1.000 for special mentions.

This is VdA Academia award's eigth edition which was firstly launched in 2010 at a national level to include more Portuguese speaking countries in 2013 and to expand to French speaking African countries in 2016. The awards continuing expansion follows VdA's growing activity abroad through its international platform which assures VdA's clients the same standards of excellence wherever they venture. Along the same line, VdA Academia aims to promote and reward excellence in universities around the globe.

Papers and applications are presented through this site. The application form can be found under 'Current Award'.